hypervisor


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

hypervisor

[′hī·pər‚vīz·ər]
(computer science)
A control program enabling two operating systems to share a common computing system.

hypervisor

A system program that provides a virtual machine environment. The term came from the IBM mainframe world, which first introduced the virtual machine (virtualization) concept in the form of VM, initially as software only and later enhanced with hardware circuits. See virtual machine.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Mentor Embedded Hypervisor (MEHV) is small-footprint type 1 hypervisor designed to meet the design requirements for open source flexibility, real-time performance, and adherence to industry standards.
The first presentation analysis of different hypervisors started with, obviously, the hypervisor vendors themselves.
Console connection proxy providing self-service users access to their Virtual Machines (VMs) without the need for direct network access to the underlying hypervisor management platformVMware vCenter or Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).
However, there have been no performance-analysis tools that could accurately and comprehensively analyze the characteristics from processing that takes place within the hypervisor to the processing of the user programs and the operating system running on the VMs.
But the damage had been done, Kerravala says, and the situation "opened the door" for users to look at other hypervisors.
arrays will migrate to reside within the hypervisor layer, for better
The hypervisor used to be the focus, but now it's merely an enabling feature embedded within higher-level iT management products.
Wright: We think this will be the year of desktop virtualisaiton, and we have a new client hypervisor coming out this year.
We can guarantee the integrity of the underlying hypervisor by protecting it from being compromised by any malware downloaded by an individual user," Jiang said.
VMware ESX and VMware ESXi are bare-metal hypervisors that install directly on top of the physical server and partition it into multiple virtual machines that can run simultaneously, to share the physical resources of the underlying server and deliver hardware-like reliability and security to applications.
To apply virtualization successfully, system designers must weigh several factors, including resource allocation and ease of implementation; they must weigh several factors, including resource allocation and ease of implementation; they must also evaluate whether a hypervisor is, in fact, the most effective tool for achieving their design goals.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-3 March 2010-Swedish Enea unveils Hypervisor solution(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.