What is a Hypervisor in Cloud Computing?

Hypervisor is also known as virtual machine monitor (VMM). It is a computer software/hardware that can create and run virtual machines.

Hypervisor runs on a host machine. Each virtual machine is called Guest machine.

Hypervisor derives its name from term supervisor, which is a traditional name for the kernel of an operating system.

Hypervisor provides a virtual operating platform to the guest operating system. It manages the execution of guest OS.

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