What is client hypervisor?
A client hypervisor is a host virtualization technique used to run multiple and different operating systems and / or parallel virtual machines for remote desktop or disaster recovery solutions. The client hypervisor that works for a client computer, such as a B. a laptop or PC, enables the hardware to support more than one operating system on a single platform.
Client hypervisors are included in cloud and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions.
In isolating each hosted operating system, a client hypervisor also manages the operations of each hosted virtual machine by allocating hardware, computing resources, and other critical applications.
There are two types of client hypervisors:
Bare metal: Creates a level above the hardware level and assigns system resources to all installed virtual machines.
Virtualized: Works as an independent application within the operating system and calls the master operating system for computing power and other resources.
Client-hypervisor examples are Citrix XenClient and VMware View Client with local mode.