GSX Server is a server virtualization program for Windows and Linux produced and distributed by VMware,/term>, a subsidiary of EMC Corporation and headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The program facilitates the remote management, provisioning and standardization of platform.
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In server virtualization, an application program such as GSX Server, IBM VM/ESA or Microsoft VM divides a single physical server into multiple isolated virtual machines called guest OSes or simply guests. Each guest runs on a virtual imitation of the hardware, allowing it to function without modifications. A guest OS does not have to be the same as the host OS.