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What is the major difference between type 1 and type 2 hypervisors ?

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On what basis a particular hypervisor is considered as type1 or type2 ?

posted May 13, 2017 by Vikram Singh

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Though I don't have deep understanding in in Virtualization but learned few basic terms of virtualization. As per understanding if a hyper visor run directly on hardware is considered as type 1 hyper visor while few other hyper-visors are available which run on top of host operating system. I am not 100% sure but I think QEMU lies under the hyper-visor type 1 category and Oracle Virtual Box comes under the type-2. Please correct me if I am wrong.

answer May 14, 2017 by Harshita
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