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Chapter 1 What is virtualization? > Server virtualization

Server virtualization

Figure 1.2 is a simple depiction of how to get the most from your server hardware with Hyper-V. Building a Hyper-V virtual environment begins with a hardware platform designed for Windows compatibility. It must be capable of 64-bit operation and be virtual technology enabled. Installed on top of the hardware layer, and abstracting it from future virtual machines (VMs), is the hypervisor.

The hypervisor “decouples” hardware from the production operating systems running in the VMs. Configured and managed via the parent VM, it oversees hardware resources by

image Supporting the creation and deletion of VMs

image Managing memory access and security rules

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squ2 FIGURE 1.2 Hyper-V concepts.

image Enforcing CPU usage policy

image Scheduling and managing processor usage


  

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