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virtual machine

n.
A software program that emulates a hardware system.
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At the same time, by using server virtualization, the hypervisor isolates each server virtual machine, preventing the virtual machines from tampering with one another's configurations, processes, or other characteristics.
esXpress supports up to 16 concurrent backup streams per ESX host and the resulting backups can be self-restored without using esXpress or other virtual machine infrastructure.
Machine tool builders can build virtual machines of their advanced machine tools that are equipped with the Sinumerik 840D controller.
For example, it is possible to configure the Linux kernel to run as efficiently as possible on a given virtual machine. Just install the software that is needed to run the desired application, and configure such software to include only what is absolutely required, resulting in a lean, targeted service.
One of the methods of malicious behavior of a file is to run it in an isolated virtual machine, also known as a sandbox.
Traditionally, businesses have to prepare additional virtual environments as virtual machine restore destinations, which may involve additional hardware costs and license costs.
Security isolation, high reliability and smaller grain size of computer system which can be provided by virtual machine technology are all very important to users [1, 2].
In dynamic load balancing load is moved from one virtual machine other machine.
Additionally, advanced single storage performance and improved block storage management help administrators to remove snapshots faster when a virtual machine is not in use and help reclaim storage space from within the virtual machine, respectively.
"However, on a testing virtual machine (VM), the software is normally not "broken in."
HVI can also remove these threats by automatically injecting a remediation tool in the virtual machine, if desired.
PCI device assignment enables administrators to directly assign a physical adaptor or device to a virtual machine, allowing for near bare-metal performance for graphics and networking-intensive computing.
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