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Optimizing Citrix® XenDesktop® for High Performance by Craig Thomas Ellrod

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Getting started with hypervisors

Before we get started, you will need to understand what a hypervisor is. A hypervisor is a thin operating system that hosts multiple instances of disparate operating systems. It can also be defined as software that can create and run virtual machines. The hypervisor software runs on server hardware that is enabled for virtualization. Once this is installed, you can install several instances of different operating systems onto the hypervisor. The hypervisor was game-changing, because instead of running one operating system per server, you could now run X number of operating systems on one server, saving space and money.

There are several vendors that make hypervisors, such as Citrix XenServer, VMware ESXi, Microsoft ...

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