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

Documenting System Center 2012 – Orchestrator Workflows

By Damian Flynn - April 22, 2014

Learn to document your System Center 2012 - Orchestrator flows using the free Orchestrator Visio and Word Generator tool. Find out how in this post!

Run a Script or Batch File with Administrative Privileges as Windows Starts

By Russell Smith - April 22, 2014

In this quick how-to, find out how to configure a Group Policy Object to run a startup script with admin privileges.

Configure VMware View Persona Management

By Brian Suhr - April 22, 2014

Managing user profiles is an important function in virtual End User Computing deployment. Learn to setup VMware View Persona Management in this walkthrough!

How to Connect Service Manager 2012 to Operations Manager 2012

By Damian Flynn - April 21, 2014

In this post, discover the steps to establish the configuration item synchronization between Operations Manager and Service Manager to extend the CMDB.

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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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