Chapter 4. Creating Virtual Machines


"...But if the concept of abstraction is so mundane in IT, what explains the increasing fascination with virtualization in recent years? The trend is even more hard-core in data centers, where virtualization is deeply ingrained in the development strategy of these environments since the mid-2000s. And the infatuation continues to grow....Accordingly, these facilities have been assaulted with virtual servers, virtual networks, virtual storage, virtual appliances, and other "V-technologies" that promise relief from the cuffs of reality."

 -- Gustavo A. A. Santana, Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals

In Chapter 3Creating Containers, we explored the creation, configuration, and control of LXC containers ...

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