What Is Virtualization?

What is Virtualization? A single most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility—not just for large enterprises, but for small and midsize businesses too. VMware virtualization lets you: Run multiple operating systems and applications on a single computer.

Here is a great overview video on Virtualization created by VMware

To help understand what is virtualization, we will break down the virtualization core individual components:

Below is a representation of Individual Core Components:

1.ESXI-Hardware/CPU/Memory,
2. VMware Data Recovery/ Vmotion – Disaster Recovery/Back up and Failover.
3. NAS /SAN:(Openfiler): Data stores/Storage.

If you follow the posting, I have separated each core components,  For example, ESXI installation(Hardware/CPU/Memory), NAS/NFS(Openfiler installation and configuration), and VMware Data Recovery( VDR) Install and Configuration Guides.

Illustrated Examples:

1.ESXI-Host : Horse power/Hardware component such as CPU and Memory.

ESXI Host individual virtualization component :CPU and Memory representation

ESXI Host individual virtualization component :CPU and Memory representation

2.VMware Data Recovery/ Vmotion – Disaster Recovery/Back up and Failover

Vmware-Data-recovery

Vmware-Data-recovery

 

3. NAS /SAN:(Openfiler): Data stores/Storage

Data Store

Data Store

References:
Virtualization Basics
http://www.vmware.com/virtualization/virtualization-basics/what-is-virtualization


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