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Virtualized Host

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  The physical host on which the virtualization software such as the Hypervisor is installed. Usually, the virtualized host will contain a special hardware platform that assists virtualization - specifically Instruction Set and Memory virtualization.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-125A