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Learning Hyper-V by Vinícius R. Apolinário

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Microkernel and Monolithic Type 1 Hypervisors

Have you tried to install Hyper-V on a laptop? What about an all-in-one device? A PC? A server? An x64 based tablet? They all worked, right? And they're supposed to work. As Hyper-V is a Microkernel Type 1 Hypervisor, all the device drivers are hosted on the parent partition. A Monolithic Type 1 Hypervisor hosts its drivers on the Hypervisor itself. VMware ESXi works this way. That's why you should never use a standard ESXi media to install an ESXi host. The hardware manufacturer will provide you with an appropriate media with the correct drivers for the specific hardware.

The main advantage of the Monolithic Type 1 Hypervisor is that, as it always has the correct driver installed, you will never have ...

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