Server Virtualization Definitions

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  • P

    physical block device (PBD)

    In a Citrix XenServer, a physical block device (PBD) is a connector object that represents the interface between a physical host and an attached storage repository.

  • physical to virtual (P2V)

    Physical to virtual (P2V) is a term that refers to the migration of an operating system (OS), application programs and data from a computer's main hard disk to a virtual machine.

  • PlateSpin

    PlateSpin is a company that provides tools to help with server virtualization, including physical-to-virtual migrations and server workload management. 

  • platform

    A computer platform is an underlying computer system on which application programs can run, or, in general, any base of technologies on which other technologies or processes are built.

  • PowerPC

    PowerPC is a microprocessor architecture that was developed jointly by Apple, IBM, and Motorola.

  • R

    Red Hat Storage (RHS)

    Red Hat Storage is a new distributed file system based on the Gluster file system.

  • RHCVA (Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator)

    The Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) is a certification exam from Red Hat, Inc.

  • RHEV (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization)

    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) is Red Hat Inc.'s server virtualization platform.

  • root partition

    A root partition is the isolated area in a Microsoft Hyper-V environment where the hypervisor runs. The root partition is the first one created; it runs the hypervisor and can access devices and memory directly.

  • S

    server hardware degradation

    Server hardware degradation is the gradual breakdown of the physical parts of a server.

  • server virtualization

    Server virtualization is the masking of server resources, including the number and identity of individual physical servers, processors, and operating systems, from server users.

  • shared nothing live migration

    Shared nothing live migration is a term used to describe the process of moving a virtual machine (VM) from one physical host to another, without the need for clustering or a common shared storage location.

  • smart paging

    Smart paging is an advanced version of memory paging in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, where a virtual machine is capable of temporarily using hard disk space to supplement shortages of solid-state memory.

  • SPARC (Scalable Processor Architecture) 

    SPARC (Scalable Processor Architecture) is a 32- and 64-bit microprocessor architecture from Sun Microsystems that is based on reduced instruction set computing (RISC).

  • SplitRX Mode

    SplitRX Mode is a VMware vSphere feature that can improve network performance for some multicast workloads.

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