Chapter 8. VirtualBox

Sun Microsystems is no stranger to virtualization. First came operating-system-level virtualization in the form of Solaris Containers, and Zones, in Solaris 10 in 2005. In February 2008, Sun acquired Innotek, a German software developer, and with that its x86 virtualization software package, VirtualBox. Sun rolled VirtualBox into its xVM group, which consists of four x86 virtualization technologies: xVM Server (a bare-metal hypervisor), xVM Ops Center (a data center automation tool), Sun VDI software (a desktop virtualization offering), and xVM VirtualBox.

VirtualBox can be configured for server, desktop, and embedded environments. It is available in an open source version (in both executable and source code) and ...

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