Posted by: Robert Davis
Availability, Demand Paging, Demand Segmentation, Hypervisor, IT Configuration, IT Service Delivery, Multiprocessing, Multiprogramming, Operating System, OS, Virtual Machine, Virtual Machine Monitor, Virtual Memory, VM, VMM
Though a process virtual machine can be considered an application-orientated system virtual machine; process virtual machine uniqueness resides in the provisioning of “a platform-independent programming environment that abstracts away details of the underlying hardware or operating system, and allows a program to execute in the same way on any platform.” Moreover, a process virtual machine executes as a normal application inside operating systems and only supports a single process. It is created when a process is started and dismantled when the process has concluded. At this configuration level, appropriate utilization of command services is a practical method for controlling a process virtual machine.
“View Part I of the Managing the Growth and Impact of Virtual Machines and Memory series here“