AHV is an enterprise-ready hypervisor, offering integrated virtualization, app mobility, management, operational insights, and security. Virtualization is no longer a complex layer of the IT stack that is licensed, deployed, and managed separately. AHV reflects the intersection of web-scale engineering and consumer-grade- design. Nutanix AHV is a Nutanix own developed native bare metal Type-1 hypervisor, Nutanix AHV stand for / full form is Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor. Nutanix Acropolis includes a proprietary hypervisor called AHV, which is built on the open-source KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine).