What is Virtualization? <ul><li>Virtualization, in computing, is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as hardware platform, operating system, a storage device or network resources. (Wikipedia)
Virtualization is a framework of dividing the resources of a computer into multiple execution environments. (Dr. Antonio Diaz Andre, Auckland University of Technology) </li></ul>
How Does Hardware Virtualization Works? <ul><li>Hardware Virtualization works by imitating hardware resources (memory, cpu, networking, device drivers) by means of a software layer (Hypervisor).
The Hypervisor is installed on a host operating system (O/S) and creates Virtual Machines (VM) with their own Virtual Hardware Resources..
Guest Operating Systems are installed on VMs and operates just like a normal Computer / Server. </li></ul>