Type 2 Hypervisor Review
Runs on an OS running on hardware.
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Pro Ease of use
By running on hosts operating system, type-2 hypervisors can be installed and set up the same way any other software is installed.
Pro Lots of flexibilty of what hypervisors on what OSs are run
Hosts hardware can run multiple OSs and multiple type-2 hypervisors can be run side by side on each of the operating systems.
Pro Can run multiple operating systems
Hypervisors can emulate hardware separately for each host allowing them to run multiple operating systems.
Con Very high overhead
Very low density, performance, scalability. Additional performance hit from OS layer.