Platform Virtualization
Lets you to create an emulated environment, called a  Virtual Machine (VM) that behaves exactly like a normal PC. You can:...
You need a specific software to create and use VMs.  Generally this software is called “the Hypervisor”. <ul><li>Some name...
Xen Microsoft Virtual PC Qemu VirtualBox VMWare Here there are some virtualization software: Parallels
Four different Linux distributions made running with Xen
Advantages of virtualization: <ul><li>You can test new operating systems and/or software without altering your current sys...
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Platform Virtualization

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  • Platform virtualization refers to the hiding of the complexity of computing hardware and software from the user. The purpose is to enable portability of systems for example from a unix environment to a Windows environment or from a PC to a MAC without having the end-user worry about how UNIX works compared to windows or a PC to a MAC.
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Platform Virtualization

  1. 1. Platform Virtualization
  2. 2. Lets you to create an emulated environment, called a Virtual Machine (VM) that behaves exactly like a normal PC. You can: <ul><li>Install another operating system </li></ul><ul><li>Install new programs </li></ul><ul><li>Access the network </li></ul><ul><li>Use hardware resources </li></ul>Several virtual machines can run on the same physical machine!
  3. 3. You need a specific software to create and use VMs. Generally this software is called “the Hypervisor”. <ul><li>Some names: </li></ul><ul><li>The system that runs on the physical machine is called HOST </li></ul><ul><li>The system that runs inside the virtual machine is called GUEST </li></ul>The Hypervisor must virtualize hardware resources of the host to make them usable by the guest. <ul><li>Cpu </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Xen Microsoft Virtual PC Qemu VirtualBox VMWare Here there are some virtualization software: Parallels
  5. 5. Four different Linux distributions made running with Xen
  6. 6. Advantages of virtualization: <ul><li>You can test new operating systems and/or software without altering your current system, in a safe, separated machine </li></ul><ul><li>You can run different operating systems at the same time, on the same computer </li></ul><ul><li>On servers, it allows you to provide very different services with a single machine and save money </li></ul>If you haven’t tried it yet, now it’s your turn!

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