I found a little video explaing the basic design differencess between VMware and Hyper-V. The speaker’s name is Tim Antonowicz, which works as a Senior SE and virtualization guru at Mosaic. I always thought that Hyper-V supposed to be “bare metal” hypervizor… Apparently I was wrong.. Just watch this video and see.

Apparently the person recorded on the video is wrong: See info on Hype-V and on Xen. So finaly I was right when I doubted about this… -:)

You can read some more about architecture of Hyper-V here.