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.Read the full book at www.amazon.com