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Does openstack supports Type1 hypervisor ?

asked 2014-05-14 08:12:30 -0500

Govardhan gravatar image

In openstack a virtual machine spawns in compute node where hypervisor and compute services will be running. The type 1 hypervisor sits on top of hardware layer. Does openstack supports type1 hypervisors ? If so, how does it supports it. I am thinking that there were no compute services running on that node, how can the controller node communicates with the node for instantiating a VM ?

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answered 2014-05-15 05:12:35 -0500

ccowley gravatar image

updated 2014-05-15 05:13:35 -0500

KVM is as much a Type 1 hypervisor as ESX and Hyper-V.

Personally I think they are more a type 1 1/2 hypervisor, but hey. For me a type 1 hypervisor is more along the lines of an IBM system/Z

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answered 2014-05-14 12:04:34 -0500

dbaxps gravatar image

updated 2014-05-14 12:07:38 -0500

Please , view details link provided here
Another link HypervisorSupportMatrix

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answered 2014-05-14 10:27:08 -0500

benwha gravatar image

Yes as you can use Hyper-V or esx as hypervisor of choice and those are type-1 !

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answered 2014-05-14 14:57:05 -0500

Sean gravatar image

According to IBM, KVM is a type-1 hypervisor: (

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