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  • A

    AMD (Advanced Micro Devices)

    AMD is the second largest maker of personal computer microprocessors after Intel.

  • AMD-V (AMD virtualization)

    AMD-V (AMD virtualization) is a set of hardware extensions for the X86 processor architecture. Advanced Micro Dynamics (AMD) designed the extensions to perform repetitive tasks normally performed by software and improve resource use and virtual machine (VM) performance.

  • B

    bare metal environment

    A bare metal environment is a computer system or network in which a virtual machine is installed directly on hardware rather than within the host operating system (OS)... (Continued)

  • bare-metal hypervisor

    A bare-metal hypervisor, also known as a Type 1 hypervisor, is virtualization software that has been installed directly onto the computing hardware.

  • C

    child partition

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

  • E

    early adopter

    An early adopter is a person who embraces new technology before most other people do. Early adopters tend to buy or try out new hardware items and programs, and new versions of existing programs, sooner than most of their peers. According to a theory called Diffusion of Innovations (DoI) formulated by Everett Rogers, early adopters make up 13.5 percent of the population.

  • G

    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

    HP Virtual Server Environment (HP VSE)

    The HP Virtual Server Environment (HP VSE) is a server virtualization product developed by Hewlett-Packard (HP) to optimize resource utilization in their HP Integrity and HP 9000 servers... (Continued)

  • I

    I/O fencing (input/output fencing)

    I/O (input/output) fencing is the isolation of a malfunctioning node from a cluster's shared storage to protect the integrity of data.

  • Intel VT (Virtualization Technology)

    Intel VT (Virtualization Technology) is the company's hardware assistance for processors running virtualization platforms.

  • L

    live migration

    Live migration is the movement of a virtual machine from one physical host to another while continuously powered-up... (Continued)

  • M

    memory overcommit (or overcommitment)

    Memory overcommit (or overcommitment) is a hypervisor feature that allows a virtual machine (VM) to use more memory space than the physical host has available.

  • 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

    network virtualization

    Network virtualization is a method of combining the available resources in a network by splitting up the available bandwidth into channels, each of which is independent from the others, and each of which can be assigned (or reassigned) to a particular server or device in real time.

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