• virtual machine (VM)

    A virtual machine (VM) is an environment, usually a program or operating system, which does not physically exist but is created within another environment. In this context, a VM is called a guest while the environment it runs within is called a host. Virtual machines are often created to execute an...

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  • What to do if a VM won’t restart after a host failure

    VMware High Availability is designed to minimize downtime by migrating VMs in the case of a host failure, but what happens when it doesn't work?

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  • Using VMware Fusion for Mac to get more from your Windows VM

    VMware Fusion for Mac is a boon for IT pros that work with various OSes. VMware Fusion 4, in particular, can create snapshots and allow a Windows VM to use built-in Mac devices.

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  • Creating virtual machine templates aids Windows server provisioning

    By creating virtual machine templates before you provision servers, you can ease the burden of Windows server provisioning.

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  • Understanding the benefits of a virtual machine

    Virtual machines (VM) offer many benefits in a virtualization project: server consolidation, increased utilization and faster recovery times after failure.

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  • Virtual machines conquer space

    Virtual machines carve up a single physical system and make it work like multiple systems. This is a real boon for server consolidation, says analyst Thomas J. Deane.

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  • Outsourcing contracts can slow VM test and development

    Do you know what the biggest challenge is in determining how to run test and development on virtual machines for major companys is? Read how one company overcame this problem.

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  • Building and managing a VM library

    Virtual machines (VMs) may be easy to create, move and use, but managing them is a different story. In this tip you'll learn how to prevent server sprawl by creating a VM library.

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  • Understanding VMware ESX virtual machine physical and virtual hardware

    You can better manage virtual machines by understanding the virtual hardware that makes up a VM. This tip explores VM physical and virtual hardware issues, including configuring virtual hardware and assigning virtual memory.

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  • Four network latency gotchas of private cloud

    Cloud-enabling the wrong VM could have some serious consequences. Make one of these mistakes and you could sabotage your cloud efficiency.

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