Virtualisation creates a stimulated, or virtual, computing environment, instead of the ordinary physical environment.
One physical device can act as many virtual machines/devices. Known as VMs
- Sound Cards
- Video Cards
└── Enabled in BIOS/UEFI
└── Multicore 64bit processor that supports Intel virtualisation technology or AMD-V
Also known as Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM)
There are two types:
Type 1: Server - Runs on the hardware of the device
Type 2: Client side - Runs on the top of an existing operating system.
Type 1 doesn't have to load an underlying OS.
- Increased productivity
- Faster provisioning of resources
- Reduce downtime
- Environmentally friendly
- Low cost
- Quick deployment
- Faster backups
- Easier testing