Server Virtualization Software

What is Server Virtualization Software?

Server virtualization software, also known as server hypervisors, is a type of computer program that enables multiple virtual servers (VMs) to run on a single physical server or host machine. This technology allows for better resource utilization, increased flexibility, and improved scalability.

Here's how it works:

  1. Host Machine: The physical server or host machine runs the server virtualization software.
  2. Virtual Server* * (VM): Each VM is an independent, self-contained environment that can run its own operating system (OS), applications, and services, just like a physical server. - Hypervisor: The server virtualization software acts as a hypervisor, which sits between the host machine's hardware and the VMs, managing resource allocation and ensuring each VM runs securely and independently. Server virtualization software offers numerous benefits, including: - Resource Consolidation: Multiple VMs can run on a single physical server, maximizing resource utilization and reducing the need for multiple servers. - Flexibility: VMs can be easily created, cloned, or moved between hosts, allowing for greater flexibility in managing resources. - Disaster Recovery: Virtualized environments can be quickly replicated to ensure business continuity in case of a disaster. - Security: Each VM is isolated from others, reducing the risk of malware spread and improving overall security. - Scalability**: Server virtualization software allows for easy scaling up or down as needed.

Some popular server virtualization software includes:

  1. VMware vSphere
  2. Microsoft Hyper-V
  3. Citrix Hypervisor (formerly XenServer)
  4. KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)
  5. VirtualBox

In summary, server virtualization software enables multiple VMs to run on a single physical server, offering improved resource utilization, flexibility, scalability, and security.

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