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Kubernetes for Serverless Applications by Russ McKendrick

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Hypervisors

A number of different hypervisors are supported by Minikube. A hypervisor is a process that is used to launch the virtual machine; it isolates the virtual machine's operating system from your own while allowing it to share resources such as CPU, RAM, and drive space.

The following hypervisors are supported out-of-the-box by Minikube:

  • Hyper-V (Windows 10): This is the native hypervisor; it is available in Windows 10 Professional and Windows Servers
  • KVM (Ubuntu 17.04): This is the native Linux hypervisor, which operates inside the Linux kernel on most modern distributions
  • VirtualBox (macOS, Windows 10, and Ubuntu 17.04): Released by Oracle, VirtualBox is an open source x86 hypervisor which can be run on a large number of operating ...

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