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Mastering Proxmox - Second Edition by Wasim Ahmed

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Chapter 1. Understanding Proxmox VE and Advanced Installation

Virtualization, as we all know today, is a decades old technology that was first implemented in mainframes of the 1960s. Virtualization was a way to logically divide the mainframe's resources for different application processing. With the rise in energy costs, running under-utilized server hardware is no longer a luxury. Virtualization enables us to do more with less, thus save energy and money while creating a virtual green data center without geographical boundaries.

A hypervisor is a piece of software, hardware, or firmware that creates and manages virtual machines. It is the underlying platform or foundation that allows a virtual world to be built upon. In a way, it is the very ...

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