Server Virtualization Definitions

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    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)

  • Microsoft Windows Management Framework (WMF)

    Microsoft Windows Management Framework (WMF) is a driver that that allows the machine to read/use new updates on software.

  • Microsoft Windows PowerShell Web Access (Windows PWA)

    Microsoft Windows PowerShell Web Access (PWA) is a feature in Windows Server 2012 that acts as a Windows PowerShell gateway to connect to a remote computer or device in your environment, providing a PowerShell console-like screen in a browser to run cmdlets or scripts to manage a virtualization environment.

  • Mirror Mode (VMware Mirror Mode)

    Mirror Mode is a virtual machine backup feature for VMware vSphere 5.0.

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    nested virtualization

    Nested virtualization describes the process of running a hypervisor within another hypervisor.

  • Network Load Balancing (NLB)

    Network Load Balancing is a Windows Server feature that can distribute network traffic among multiple servers.

  • 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.

  • NTBackup (Microsoft Windows NT backup)

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

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    OpenStack Foundation

    The OpenStack Foundation manages and oversees the development of the OpenStack open source cloud platform.

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  • oVirt

    The free virtualization management Web application community project, oVirt, was started by Red Hat Inc.

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    Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM)

    Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM) is a program that enables distributed computing among networked computers on different platforms, so that they can perform as a single, large unit for computer-intensive applications... (Continued)

  • paravirtualization

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

  • 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.

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