Citrix recently released XenClient (a client-based bare metal hypervisor). XenClient allows you to run multiple client virtual machines on client hardware taking into account the uniqueness of client hardware form factors (like closing a laptop lid). Danny van Dam put together a step-by-step article describing how to download and install XenClient on your hardware.
The currently available version of the Citrix XenClient (Express) supports a limited set of hardware. Running the setup on the wrong hardware will cause the setup to fail.
The XenClient requires the following hardware:
- Intel Core 2 Duo or i5/i7 CPU
- Intel vPro chipset (recent version)
- Intel vPro chipset embedded graphics card (ATI and NVIDIA cards will not work)
- 2GB+ ram (personally I would recommend at least 4GB)
The XenClient uses approx. 512mb so if you want to host 2 VM’s with at least 1GB of memory then you need 3GB