1.2. Microsoft's Server Virtualization Products

Microsoft offers three different products meant for virtualizing server operating system environments.

  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 (hosted virtualization)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V (hypervisor)

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 (hypervisor)

1.2.1. Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 is a hybrid or hosted virtualization product. It is written as a software service to emulate a specific hardware environment on which desktop or server operating system environments run. Virtual Server 2005 runs as a service on the Windows operating system, which in turn is running on the physical hardware. It was a groundbreaking release from Microsoft as it got them into the server ...

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