• 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.

  • Quiz: Private cloud characteristics and strategies

    Before you take the private cloud quiz, review this study guide and the lessons in our Virtualization School on private cloud computing.

  • Is vCloud Director the new Lab Manager?

    With significant overlap between key VMware products, users see the writing on the wall for Lab Manager, Will vCloud Director take Lab Manager's place?

  • virtual switch

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

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  • 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. 

  • virtual switch

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

  • virtual appliance

    A virtual appliance is a virtual machine image file consisting of a pre-configured operating system environment and a single application. The purpose of a virtual appliance is to simplify delivery and operation of an application. To this end, only ne... 

  • virtualization stack

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

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • child partition

    A child partition is a logical hard drive division in the Microsoft Hyper-V environment that runs an isolated operating system. 

  • 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. 

  • Intel VT (Virtualization Technology)

    Intel VT (Virtualization Technology) is the company's hardware assistance for processors running virtualization platforms. 

  • AMD-V (AMD virtualization)

    AMD-V (AMD virtualization) is a set of hardware extensions for the X86 processor architecture. Advanced Micro Dynamics (AMD) designed the extensions to perform repetitive tasks normally performed by software and improve resource use and virtual machi... 

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