Why does Free Bonjour Gateway run on a virtual machine?

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The free Bonjour Gateway running in a virtual appliance reduces the cost of owning and enabling a solution, by eliminating the need for a separate hardware box. While Aerohive’s line of hardware and software products offer Bonjour Gateway capabilities, we are mindful of customers looking to solve this problem for smaller deployments and for those using different networking vendors. Please note that you don’t have to be an Aerohive customer to enable this solution, as long as your VMWare deployment meets the minimal hardware restrictions.
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Does it need to be a VMWare virtual machine? Could Hyper-V work just as well or are there specific requirements that only VMWare can handle?
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Well, I believe that currently it's only VMware. I've reformatted some Hivemanager .ova files to be used on a Hyper-V machine, but from what I understand it is not formally supported. This to my knowledge also goes for HiveOS virtual appliance.
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There is another thread where questions about Hyper-V were discussed. Here you go:

Can the Cloud VPN Gateway be installed on Microsoft Hyper-V? or Xen?

Hope that helps.