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 ...