Chapter 1

What Is Hyper-V?


Bullet Understanding the basics of virtualization

Bullet Knowing the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors

Bullet Installing and configuring Hyper-V on Windows Server 2019

In the technology field, there is always the next hot thing that everybody starts talking about. Virtualization was one of those topics when it first made its appearance. Virtualization has enabled IT professionals to better use the resources that have been purchased and has led to the creation of cloud computing services.

In this chapter, you learn about Microsoft’s virtualization product, which is called Hyper-V. I fill you in on the basics of virtualization, and then show you how to install and configure Hyper-V.

Introduction to Virtualization

When I first started in the technology field, every organization had physical servers. In most cases, they followed best practices and one server was dedicated to one application. This often led to wasted resources because the application didn’t actually need all the central processing unit (CPU) and random access memory (RAM) it was given, so those resources would sit idle. At the same time, the organization was paying for power and ...

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