Server Virtualization Definitions

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    Virtual PC

    Virtual PC is a program that emulates Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, as well as IBM OS/2, or Linux on a Macintosh personal computer, assuming it's equipped with a sufficiently fast microprocessor.

  • virtual private server (VPS) or virtual dedicated server (VDS)

    A virtual private server (VPS), also called a virtual dedicated server (VDS), is a virtual server that appears to the user as a dedicated server, but that is actually installed on a computer serving multiple websites.

  • virtual storage appliance (VSA)

    A virtual storage appliance (VSA) is a storage controller that runs on a virtual machine(VM) to create shared storage without the cost of additional hardware. 

  • virtual switch

    A virtual switch is a software program that allows one virtual machine (VM) to communicate with another.

  • virtual to physical (V2P)

    Virtual to physical (V2P) 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 a computer's main hard disk... (Continued)

  • 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)

  • virtualization

    Virtualization is the creation of a virtual version of something, with the goal of centralizing administrative tasks while improving scalability and workloads.

  • virtualization administrator

    A virtualization administrator is an employee whose responsibilities include virtual environment set up and maintenance, in addition to traditional sysadmin duties.

  • virtualization stack

    A virtualization stack is the collection of resources that, along with the hypervisor, make up the Microsoft Hyper-V environment.

  • Virtuozzo

    Virtuozzo is a software application for enterprise server virtualization that allows an administrator to create virtual environments on a host computer at the operating system (OS) layer... (Continued)

  • VM BIOS (virtual machine basic input/output system)

    A VM BIOS (virtual machine basic input/output system) is the set of instructions that controls the booting process of a virtual machine.

  • VM stall

    VM stall is the point where it becomes just as cost-effective to deploy a physical server as it is to deploy a virtual server.

  • VMDK file (virtual machine disk file)

    VMware Virtual Machine Disk File (VMDK) is a format specification for virtual machine (VM) files. A file with a .VMDK file extension is essentially a complete and independent virtual machine.

  • VMQ (Virtual Machine Queue)

    VMQ (Virtual Machine Queue) is a type of hardware packet filtering that delivers packet data from an outside virtual machine network directly to a virtualized host operating system. 

  • VMUG Advantage (VMware User Group Advantage)

    VMUG Advantage is a subscription-based membership offered by VMware User Group (VMUG).

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