Introduction to virtualization and how-tos

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  • virtual machine (VM)

    A virtual machine (VM) is an operating system (OS) or application environment that is installed on software, which imitates dedicated hardware. Continue Reading

  • bare-metal hypervisor

    A bare-metal hypervisor, also known as a Type 1 hypervisor, is virtualization software that has been installed directly onto the computing hardware. Continue Reading

  • hypervisor

    A hypervisor is a function that abstracts -- isolates -- operating systems (OSes) and applications from the underlying computer hardware. Continue Reading

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