IT Fundamentals - Virtualization
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The simulation of a hardware platform, operating system, storage device, or network resources using software.
Required by virtual machines running proprietary operating systems, regardless of the host machine's operating system.
A memory management technique developed for multitasking kernels that allows the operating system to use secondary storage as virtual address space.
Involves groups of remote servers and software networks that allow centralized data storage and online access to computer services or resources.
Can be classified as public, private or hybrid.
Multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider.
A multi boot utility included with Apple Inc.'s OS X that assists users in installing Microsoft Windows operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers.
Another name for multi-boot.
A virtual computer which is run by a host machine.
A physical computer on which virtualization takes place.
Microsoft's hypervisor, available as a free stand-alone product, and an installable role in Windows Server 2008 and later as well as the x64 edition of Windows 8 Pro.
A piece of computer software, firmware or hardware that creates and runs virtual machines.
The act of installing multiple operating systems on a computer, and being able to choose which one to boot when starting the computer.
Software providing hardware virtualization for Macintosh computers with Intel processors.
The state of a system at a particular point in time.
A computer or computer program which depends heavily on some other computer (its server) to fulfill its computational roles.
Using virtualization technology to give the appearance of having more physical resources than are actually available.
virtual machine (VM)
A software implemented abstraction of the underlying hardware which is presented to the application layer of the system.
virtual machine monitor (VMM)
Another name for hypervisor.
A virtualization software package for x86 and AMD64/Intel64-based computers distributed by Oracle.
A software hypervisor developed by VMware for computers running OS X with Intel processors.
A virtualization software package for computers running Windows or Linux, supplied free of charge for personal non-commercial use by VMware, Inc.
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