Definition

embedded hypervisor

An embedded hypervisor is a hypervisor that is programmed (embedded) directly into a processor, personal computer (PC) or server. This architecture offers convenience at the cost of some flexibility compared with conventional hypervisors. However, for many users, the small footprint and integrated functionality of the embedded hypervisor more than make up for a potential lack of robustness.

Features of embedded hypervisors include:

Some computer and server vendors are shipping new machines with embedded hypervisors.

This was last updated in June 2008

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