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A client hypervisor is a host virtualization technique used for the execution of multiple and different OSs and/or parallel virtual machines for remote desktop or disaster recovery solutions. Designed for a client machine, such as a laptop or PC, a client hypervisor allows hardware to support more than one OS on a single platform.
Client hypervisors are included in cloud and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions.
While isolating each hosted OS, a client hypervisor also manages the operations of each hosted virtual machine by allocating hardware, computing resources and other critical applications.
There are two types of client hypervisors, as follows:
Client hypervisor examples are Citrix XenClient and VMware View Client with Local Mode.