Microsoft virtualization Definitions

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  • C

    child partition

    A child partition is a logical hard drive division in the Microsoft Hyper-V environment that runs an isolated operating system.

  • G

    generation 2 virtual machines (generation 2 VMs)

    Generation 2 virtual machines are Microsoft Hyper-V virtual servers that use the second generation of virtual hardware.

  • guest OS (guest operating system)

    A guest OS (guest operating system) is the operating system installed on a virtual machine or partitioned disk.

  • H

    Hyper-V Replica

    Hyper-V Replica is a free disaster recovery tool in Hyper-V 3.0 that creates and maintains copies of virtual machines (VMs ). In the event of a catastrophic loss, an administrator can failover to the replica VMs and provide business continuity.

  • M

    Microsoft Hyper-V Dynamic Memory

    Dynamic Memory is a memory allocation feature for Microsoft Hyper-V.  

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Integration Services

    Hyper-V Integration Services is a suite of utilities in Microsoft Hyper-V, designed to enhance the performance of the virtual machine's guest operating system. It optimizes the drivers of the virtual environments to provide the best experience.

  • Microsoft TechNet

    Microsoft TechNet is an online resource site that offers IT professionals free access to learning content and discussion forums.

  • Microsoft Virtual Server

    Microsoft Virtual Server is a scalable server virtualization program distributed by Microsoft that enables multiple operating systems (OS) to run on a single physical server... (Continued)

  • N

    NTBackup (Microsoft Windows NT backup)

    NTBackup is a built-in backup application introduced with Microsoft Windows NT.

  • P

    parent partition

    A parent partition is a logical hard drive division in the Microsoft Hyper-V environment that's responsible for running the hypervisor layer and creating and managing child partitions.

  • PowerPC

    PowerPC is a microprocessor architecture that was developed jointly by Apple, IBM, and Motorola.

  • R

    root partition

    A root partition is the isolated area in a Microsoft Hyper-V environment where the hypervisor runs. The root partition is the first one created; it runs the hypervisor and can access devices and memory directly.

  • V

    Virtual PC

    Virtual PC is a program that emulates Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, as well as IBM OS/2, or Linux on a Macintosh personal computer, assuming it's equipped with a sufficiently fast microprocessor.

  • virtualization stack

    A virtualization stack is the collection of resources that, along with the hypervisor, make up the Microsoft Hyper-V environment.

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