What is virtualization?

Virtualization is a technique that allows you to construct valuable IT services without having to rely on hardware. It helps you to make the most of a physical machine’s capabilities by distributing them across multiple users or settings. Virtualization is used in computers for a variety of reasons.

The most typical purpose for desktop users is to be able to use apps designed for a different operating system without having to swap machines or reboot. Virtualization gives server managers the opportunity to run multiple operating systems, but perhaps more crucially, it allows them to save money. It also allows a huge system to be divided into numerous smaller sections, letting the server to be used more efficiently by a variety of users or applications with varying requirements. It also enables isolation, which protects programs operating inside a virtual machine from processes running in another virtual machine on the same host.

Containers vs Virtual Machines (VMs): Critical Differences to Understand

What is a hypervisor?

A hypervisor is a piece of software that allows you to create and run virtual computers (VMs). A hypervisor allows a single host computer to handle numerous virtual machines (VMs) by sharing resources like memory and computation.

There are two types of hypervisors, type 1 and type 2. A type 1 hypervisor functions as a lightweight operating system that runs directly on the host’s hardware, but a type 2 hypervisor functions as a software overlay on top of an operating system, similar to how other computer programs do.

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