Server virtualization hypervisors and management Definitions

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    Microsoft Hyper-V NIC teaming

    Microsoft Hyper-V NIC teaming is the process of grouping multiple virtual network interface cards (NICs) across different physical NICs to increase bandwidth and provide redundancy.

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Quick Migration

    Hyper-V Quick Migration is a feature available in Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 that allows users to move running virtual machines (VMs) from one host to another with minimal downtime.

  • 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.

  • Mirror Mode (VMware Mirror Mode)

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

  • N

    NTBackup (Microsoft Windows NT backup)

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

  • O

    oVirt

    OVirt is an open source data center virtualization platform developed and promoted by Red Hat.

  • P

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

    Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) is an enterprise-class virtualization platform produced by Red Hat.

  • RHCVA (Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator)

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

  • 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.

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