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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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What Is Software Virtualization?

Software virtualization includes various techniques to enable a single physical system to host multiple secure, isolated partitions, simultaneously sharing resources. Accordingly, these different approaches vary in partition density (the number of concurrent partitions), scalability, performance, and breadth of operating systems that can be simultaneously supported on a given platform.

Machine-Level Virtualization

At the foundation of a machine-level virtualization solution is a Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM). The VMM is responsible for the creation, isolation, and preservation of the virtual machine state, as well as the orchestration of access to system resources. VMM design is tied to a specific processor architecture; ...

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