What is Type 1 and Type 2 virtualization? The main difference between Type 1 vs. Type 2 hypervisors is that Type 1 runs on bare metal and Type 2 runs on top of an operating system. Each hypervisor type also has its own pros and cons and specific use cases.
Is Docker a Type 2 hypervisor? Hypervisors are of two types – the bare metal works directly on the hardware while type two hypervisor works on top of the operating system. Docker, on the other hand, works on the host kernel itself. Hence, it does not allow the user to create multiple instances of operating systems.
Which hypervisor is best?
- Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV)
- Xen / Citrix XenServer.
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V (or the free Hyper-V Server 2012)
- VMware vSphere / ESXi.
Is VMware a Type 2 hypervisor? A type 2 hypervisor is better for individual users who want to run multiple operating systems on a personal computer. VMware Workstation and Oracle VirtualBox are examples of a type 2 hypervisor.