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Windows Internals, Fifth Edition by David A. Solomon Mark E. Russinovich and Alex Ionescu

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Hypervisor (Hyper-V)

One of the key technologies in the software industry, used by system administrators, developers, and testers alike, is called virtualization, and it refers to the ability to run multiple operating systems simultaneously. One operating system, in which the virtualization software is executing, is called the host, while the other operating systems are running as guests inside the virtualization software. The usage scenarios for this model cover everything from being able to test an application on different platforms to having fully virtual servers all actually running as part of the same machine and managed through one central point.

Until recently, all the virtualization was done by the software itself, sometimes assisted by ...

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