Chapter 11. Server Virtualization Solutions

This chapter covers the following exam topics:

1.5 Describe server virtualization concepts and benefits

1.5.a Hypervisors

1.5.b Virtual switches

1.5.c Shared storage

1.5.d Virtual Machine components

1.5.e Virtual Machine Manager

Server virtualization is a technology that allows abstracting physical x86 server hardware components, such as CPU, memory, disk, and network interface cards (NICs). Once abstracted, those physical resources can be shared across multiple isolated instances of the server operating systems running inside the virtual machines created on top of the abstraction layer, otherwise known as the virtual hypervisor.

The virtual hypervisor schedules access to the actual underlying physical ...

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