Server virtualization hypervisors and management 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.

  • Citrix XenServer

    Citrix XenServer competes with VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V in the server virtualization and management platform market.

  • containerization (container-based virtualization)

    Containerization -- also called container-based virtualization and application containerization -- is an OS-level virtualization method for deploying and running distributed applications without launching an entire VM for each application.

  • E

    ESXi Shell

    ESXi Shell is a VMware vSphere management tool that performs VMware commands that perform maintenance tasks like network, system, storage and more.

  • G

    Generation 1 VM (generation 1 virtual machine)

    A Generation 1 VM is a virtual machine that uses the original Hyper-V BIOS-based architecture.

  • 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.

  • GSX Server

    GSX Server is a server virtualization program for Windows and Linux produced and distributed by VMware, a subsidiary of EMC Corporation and headquartered in Palo Alto, California... (Continued)

  • 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.

  • hypervisor

    A hypervisor is a function which abstracts -- isolates -- operating systems and applications from the underlying computer hardware.

  • K

    KSM (kernel samepage merging)

    KSM (kernel samepage merging) is a Linux kernel feature that allows the KVM hypervisor to share identical memory pages among different process or virtual machines on the same server.

  • L

    linked clones

    Linked clones are copies of virtual machines that share virtual disks with the parent VM, which conserves space and allows multiple VMs to use the same software.

  • Linux virtual machine (Linux VM)

    A Linux virtual machine is a virtual machine (VM) that is running a distribution of Linux as the guest operating system (guest OS).

  • M

    Microsoft Hyper-V Best Practices Analyzer

    Microsoft Hyper-V Best Practices Analyzer is a server management tool that scans server configurations and generates a report that identifies best practice violations.

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Dynamic Memory

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

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