Tag: sourceedit
Tag: sourceedit
Line 10: Line 10:
   
 
The hypervisor presents the guest [[operating system]]s with a [[virtual platform]] and [[monitor]]s the execution of the guest [[operating system]]s. In that way, multiple [[operating system]]s, including multiple instances of the same [[operating system]], can share [[hardware resource]]s.
 
The hypervisor presents the guest [[operating system]]s with a [[virtual platform]] and [[monitor]]s the execution of the guest [[operating system]]s. In that way, multiple [[operating system]]s, including multiple instances of the same [[operating system]], can share [[hardware resource]]s.
  +
  +
== References ==
  +
<references />
   
   

Revision as of 00:25, 8 September 2017

Definition

A hypervisor (also called virtual machine monitor (VMM)) allows multiple operating systems to run concurrently on a host computer — a feature called hardware virtualization.

Hypervisor is

a] piece of software that provides abstraction of all physical resources (such as central processing units, memory, network, and storage) and thus enables multiple computing stacks (consisting of an operating system, middleware and application programs) called virtual machines to be run on a single physical host.[1]

Overview

The hypervisor presents the guest operating systems with a virtual platform and monitors the execution of the guest operating systems. In that way, multiple operating systems, including multiple instances of the same operating system, can share hardware resources.

References

  1. Cybersecurity Assessment Tool , App. C: Glossary, at 5.


This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors). Smallwikipedialogo.png
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.