Server Virtualization Definitions

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    IT showback

    An IT showback system tracks the data center utilization rates of an organization’s business units or end users.

  • 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).

  • live migration

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

  • M

    MCSE Private Cloud (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert Private Cloud)

    Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Private Cloud is a new Microsoft certification covering Windows 2012 Hyper-V and System Center 2012, as well as applications such as SharePoint and Exchange.

  • memory mirroring

    Memory mirroring is the division of memory on a server into two channels. The first channel is mirrored to the second channel, creating a redundant copy of memory.

  • 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.

  • memory paging

    Memory paging is a memory management technique for controlling how a computer's memory resources are shared.

  • 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.  

  • 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 Hyper-V NIC teaming

    Microsoft Hyper-V NIC teaming is the process of grouping multiple virtual network interface cards (NICs) across different physical NICs to increase bandwidth and provide redundancy.

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Quick Migration

    Hyper-V Quick Migration is a feature available in Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 that allows users to move running virtual machines (VMs) from one host to another with minimal downtime.

  • Microsoft System Center Orchestrator

    Microsoft System Center Orchestrator is a workflow automation software product introduced as part of the Microsoft System Center 2012 suite.

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