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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook by Leandro Carvalho

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Appendix A. Hyper-V Architecture and Components

Virtualization is not a new feature or technology that everyone decided to have in their environment overnight. Actually, it's quite old. There are a couple of computers in the mid 60s that were using virtualization already, such as the IBM M44/44X, where you could run multiple virtual machines using hardware and software abstraction. It is known as the first virtualization system and the creation of the term virtual machine.

Although Hyper-V is in its third version, Microsoft virtualization technology is very mature. Everything started in 1988 with a company named Connectix. It had innovative products such as Connectix Virtual PC and Virtual Server, an x86 software emulation for Mac, Windows, and ...

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