Intel VT (Virtualization Technology)

Intel VT (Virtualization Technology) is the company's hardware assistance for processors running virtualization platforms.

What is Intel VT?

Intel VT (Virtualization Technology) is the company's hardware assistance for processors running virtualization platforms.

Intel VT includes a series of extensions for hardware virtualization. The Intel VT-x extensions are probably the best recognized extensions, adding migration, priority and memory handling capabilities to a wide range of Intel processors. By comparison, the VT-d extensions add virtualization support to Intel chipsets that can assign specific I/O devices to specific virtual machines (VM)s, while the VT-c extensions bring better virtualization support to I/O devices such as network switches.

See also: AMD-V

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> Intel offers more explanation on the Intel VT pages.

This was first published in October 2009

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