physical to virtual (P2V)
Physical to virtual (P2V) is a term that refers to the migration of an
system (OS), application
programs and data
from a computer's main hard disk to a
machine or a disk partition.
P2V can be done manually by creating or defining a virtual environment and then reinstalling the
OS, applications and data on it. This can be a tedious and uncertain process, especially if the new
environment contains substantially different hardware than the old. To streamline the operation,
part or all of the migration can be carried out automatically by means of specialized programs
known as migration tools. P2V is commonly used to accomplish server
virtualization. P2V is also becoming popular as a means for Macintosh
users to run Windows
This was last updated in September 2006
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