Virtualization Workstations

Hardware virtualization has taken the industry by storm and has given rise to entire companies and large business units in existing companies that provide software and algorithms of varying effectiveness for the purpose of minimizing the hardware footprint required to implement multiple servers and workstations. Although virtualization as a technology subculture is discussed in greater detail later in this book, you are ready to investigate the unique requirements for the workstation that will host the guest operating systems and their applications.

Virtualization workstations must exceed the specifications of standard servers and workstations in two primary areas:

  • CPU enhancements
  • Maximized RAM

Depending on the ...

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