Network & Server Virtualization

Virtualization Overview

Using virtualization, traditional software and hardware resources -- such as operating systems, servers, switches, storage and network resources -- can be replicated in software, which can add impressive cost savings, agility, and flexibility to IT operations. One of the most common types of virtualization is server virtualization, which is used to consolidate traditional server hardware onto a smaller number of physical servers. Microsoft's Hyper-V and VMware's vSphere are the two most popular server virtualization offerings in the enterprise today.

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Recent Virtualization Articles

Check Certificate Authority Health in Windows Server 2012 R2 Using PKIVIEW

By Russell Smith - April 17, 2014

In this easy Ask an Admin, find out how to check the status of your enterprise certification authorities using the Enterprise PKI (PKIVIEW) tool.

Installing VMware View Group Policy ADM templates

By Brian Suhr - April 17, 2014

Find out how to load the VMware View administrative template (ADM) files into AD in this walkthrough.

How to Create a New Workflow with Visio and SharePoint Designer

By Flash Denning - April 17, 2014

Discover what's needed to create a workflow using SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visio Pro 2013 that can be used on a content type or a list.

Microsoft Azure: Virtual Machines, Virtual Networking, and RDS

By Aidan Finn - April 16, 2014

Still leery of Microsoft Azure? In part 2 of this series, find out whether Azure can help you in your work and whether it'll take away - or help - your job.

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Boot a Hyper-V Virtual Machine from a USB Drive

By Peter De Tender - January 21, 2013

Can't get enough virtualization? Learn how to boot a Hyper-V VM to a USB drive in this tutorial by IT pro Peter de Tender.

Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.4 Review

By Jeff James - December 19, 2012

Looking for a free, easy-to-use desktop virtualization product? Find out if the latest version of Oracle VM VirtualBox makes the cut in our review.

Intro to Virtualization: Hardware, Software, Memory, Storage, Data and Network Virtualization Defined

By Bill Hill - March 12, 2012

What exactly is virtualization and what are the benefits? This guide is designed specifically for IT professionals who are new to virtualization, and takes a

Citrix XenDesktop 5: Intro to Desktop Virtualization Part 1

By Elias Khnaser - October 4, 2011

In this first of three posts, Elias Khnaser introduces Citrix XenDesktop 5, explains what Desktop Virtualization is and why it is becoming more prominent.

Top 10 VMware Performance Tweaks

By David Davis - January 8, 2009

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