Tuesday, 2 February 2016

What is Hypervisor?


Hypervisor is a software program that provides virtualization by means of abstracting underlying hardware resources and presenting as pool of resource to VMs.

A hypervisor allows multiple guest operating systems (VMs) to run on a single host system at the same time. Multiple VMs shares the hardware of the host computer, such as processor, memory and other hardware resources.
There are two types of hypervisors available in the industry as below

1. Type-1 or Bare metal Hypervisor
2. Type-2 or Hosted Hypervisor 

Please refer below link if you are interested in finding out the origin and more information about hypervisors.


Please feel free to comment if have any feedback or discussion point. 


  1. Hi Abhijeet, refreshing memory... Very good article

    1. Good to hear from you. Well this one is when I started writing blogs :).

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  3. This blog nicely explain hypervisor. I want to know how to pick best hypervisor, which hypervisor is best. Thanks


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