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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. Continue Reading
A virtualization architecture is a conceptual model specifying the overall structure, logical components and interrelationships of the elements involved in delivering a virtual -- rather than physical -- version of something, such as an operating ... Continue Reading
In computing, virtual is a digitally replicated version of something real. The replication, which is created with software, may not be an exact copy of the real thing, but it is similar enough in essence to be described as a digital rendition. Continue Reading
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Test your knowledge on the new vSphere 6.5 features as well as all of the other changes that came with the VMware's latest release of its core virtualization product. Continue Reading
The descriptor file plays an essential role in a virtual machine disk file, pointing to the larger data file and other VMDK information. So, what do you do when it goes missing? Continue Reading
Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors are different animals with specific use cases, advantages and disadvantages. How well do you know the technology? Take this quiz to find out. Continue Reading
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Find out how techniques like memory compression, hypervisor swapping, memory ballooning and more can help you manage memory in your virtualized environment. Continue Reading
Moving a virtual data center from one physical location to another is a big undertaking, and without a well-thought-out data center migration plan, you are sure to run into issues. Continue Reading
Virtualization containers are being seen as an alternative to traditional virtualization methods. Containerization, in fact, seems destined to become one of the more popular types of virtualization, but few would argue that the container can replace... Continue Reading
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Virtualization offers many advantages by abstracting workloads from hardware, but you may still need to find where a VM's files are physically located. Continue Reading
Use cgroups to limit the resources a virtual container can consume to prevent oversubscription and contention. Continue Reading
With a plug-in framework and complete sVirt support, RHEV 3.2 offers more enterprise-level security and integration than before. Continue Reading