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VMWare Workstation Pro 15 – hypervisor type 1 or type 2 ?

Hey guys I had a search on internet and I didn’t found a final answer if the VMWare Workstation Pro 15 uses a hypervisor type 1 or type 2.

Could anyone please help me with this question?

Thanks a lot!


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  1. A type 1 Hypervisor is installed on bare metal. Its kernel is purpose built to run virtual machines and not be a general purpose OS. Esxi is a type 1 Hypervisor for this reason.

    A type 2 Hypervisor runs inside of another operating system through kernel level drivers. VMware workstation is a type 2 Hypervisor for this reason.

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