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full virtualization

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A form of virtualization where one or more operating systems and the applications they contain are run on top of virtualized hardware.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-125 under Full virtualization

  A form of Virtualization in which the hypervisor presents virtualized resources that reflect the architecture of the underlying hardware and hence unmodified guest OSs can be run.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-125A under Full Virtualization