VM performance management Definitions

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    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.

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    dynamic memory allocation (in virtualization)

    Dynamic memory allocation is a memory management technique in which a program can request and return memory while it is executing. 

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    Intel VT (Virtualization Technology)

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

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    paravirtualization

    Paravirtualization is an enhancement of virtualization technology in which a guest OS is recompiled prior to installation inside a virtual machine... (Continued)

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    transparent page sharing

    Transparent page sharing (TPS) is a memory management technology in virtualization.

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    Virtual to virtual (V2V)

    Virtual to virtual (V2V) is a term that refers to the migration of an operating system (OS), application programs and data from a virtual machine or disk partition to another virtual machine or disk partition... (Continued)

  • VSMP (virtual symmetric multiprocessing)

    VSMP (virtual symmetric multiprocessing) is a method of SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) in which two or more virtual processors are mapped inside a single virtual machine or partition... (Continued)

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