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== Virtual Machine ==
 
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A '''V'''irtual '''M'''achine (commonly abbreviated as ''VM'') is a  
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Revision as of 16:47, 18 October 2012

Virtualization is the act of abstracting or removing a layer of complexity from a given object, in relation to a specific resource.


There are many forms of virtualization, but recently the term has emerged to describe concepts in Information Technology and Computer Science.[1]


Virtual Machine

A Virtual Machine (commonly abbreviated as VM) is a virtualization software application or optimized hardware component that runs within a particular software or hardware environment for the purpose of simulating another software (operating system) or hardware (server) environment.





Tools

Windows

Mac

Linux

[3]


Resources


Tutorials


External Links


References

  1. wikipedia: Virtualization
  2. How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operating system: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218/en-us
  3. Top 10 Linux Virtualization Software: http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-virtualization-software.html
  4. Show All OpenVZ Virtual Machines On A Server: http://blog.hostonnet.com/show-all-openvz-virtual-machines-on-a-server
  5. Testing OpenVZ installation: http://wiki.openvz.org/Install_OpenVZ_on_a_x86_64_system_Centos-Fedora#TESTING_THE_NEW_CODE


See Also

Cloud Computing | VMware | Testing