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virtual machine

n.
A software program that emulates a hardware system.
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New Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 Support and Virtual TPM 2.0: This combination will significantly enhance protection and integrity for both the hypervisor and the guest operating system (OS).
Raw device mapping makes a physical storage device or subsystem appear to the guest operating system as if it were a virtual disk file in a VMware Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) volume.
This consists of a device driver and a system application that optimize guest operating system for better performance and usability.
Beginning with an overview of the multifaceted benefits of virtualization, the volume covers specific features of Oracle VM, installation and configuration, managing and configuring Oracle VM servers and guests and guest operating system installation and configuration.
As a Certified Cloud Provider, Telstra offers Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a guest operating system on its infrastructure cloud service.
Embedded and mobile software provider Wind River announced on Tuesday an updated version of its VxWorks MILS Platform, featuring an optional high assurance network stack and support for Wind River Linux as a guest operating system (OS).
As Figure 1 illustrates, a Type 2 hypervisor runs as an application on an operating system (OS) such as Windows or Linux and provides an environment for another operating system, commonly known as the guest operating system. Using this approach, a software designer who uses Windows for corporate applications (email, PowerPoint, etc.) and Linux for design work can quickly switch between the two OS environments.
<p>Previously, Deep Security was working solely within the virtual-machine guest operating system as a "security wrapper around the VM," says Trend Micro Vice President Wael Mohamed.
With hardware virtualization (Figure 5), the hypervisor provides a virtual hardware layer that the guest operating system sees as its hardware.
Novell has announced broad support for the VMware* Ready Program and for VMware Studio, with SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise now verified as VMware Ready and as a fully supported guest operating system. In addition, Novell announced that it has entered into a redistribution agreement with VMware that will allow independent software vendors (ISVs) to download, configure, and distribute evaluation versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise through the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace.
VM optimization configures the Windows guest operating system for quicker boot times, faster run-time responsiveness and overall system performance enhancement.
The new study presents a measurement of shipments and the installed base of servers and PCs running Linux that takes into consideration Linux shipped with new hardware deliveries, Linux running aboard redeployed systems, and instances where Linux is used as a guest operating system. When this expanded view of the marketplace is considered, the resulting server market for shipments and redeployments with Linux is increased by 36% over net new shipments in 2004.