Chapter 2 Virtual Machine Resource Fundamentals

This chapter covers the primary building blocks of a virtual machine: the motherboard, processor, memory, and storage resources. You will look at the mechanics behind how these building blocks are virtualized on the physical host and explore the configuration options available for each of the virtualized resources when it’s assigned to a virtual machine. You will also take a look at the advantages and limitations of the options in the different common usage scenarios. By thoroughly understanding the fundamentals of virtual machine resources, you will be able to correctly architect the optimal virtual machine configuration based on the requirements available. You will also understand why the ...

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