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Types of Hypervisor

There are Mainly 2 types of Hypervisor are there check the following 2 types in detail.

Type 1 Hypervisor:-


  • This also called a BareMetal or the Embedded Hypervisor.
  • This runs directly on the Hardware & Allow multiple Operating System to run on it.
  • This does not require the Operating system.
  • This is Completely Independent from the Operating System.
  • One Major Advantage of Type 1 Hypervisor is if there is problem with any VM or Operating system it do not affect the other VM running on it.

Examples of Type 1 Hypervisor:-

  1. Vmware ESXi Server
  2. Microsoft Hyper-V



Type 2 Hypervisor:-


  • This is known the Hosted Hypervisor.
  • This Hypervisor is installed & runs on the Operating system.
  • This Hypervisor is completely dependent on the Base Operating System.
  • If Something Happens to the Base OS than it can also affect the Hypervisor.

Examples of Type 2 Hypervisor:-

  1. Vmware Workstation
  2. Oracle Virtual Box


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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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