VMware's upcoming client hypervisor will be a key component of VMware’s future vClient technology. Like ESX Server, the client hypervisor is a bare metal implementation that runs directly on the system hardware. Unlike ESX Server, the upcoming client hypervisor will run on desktop and laptop systems. It will also provide support for important desktop capabilities like 3D graphics, audio, and USB 1.0 and 2.0 support. The client hypervisor is expected to be available sometime in 2009.