A.7. Chapter 7: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines

Create a virtual machine.

A virtual machine is a collection of virtual hardware pieces, like a physical system—one or more virtual CPUs, RAM, video card, SCSI devices, IDE devices, floppy drives, parallel and serial ports, and network adapters. This virtual hardware is virtualized and abstracted from the underlying physical hardware, providing portability to the virtual machine.

Master It

Create two virtual machines, one intended to run Windows Server 2003 and a second intended to run Windows Server 2008. Make a list of the differences in the configuration that are suggested by the Create New Virtual Machine Wizard.


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