Platform virtual machines are software packages that emulate the whole physical computer machine, often giving multiple virtual machines on one physical platform.
TWO EXAMPLES LISTED BELOW:
VMware Server (formerly VMware GSX Server) is a free-of-charge virtualization-software server suite developed and supplied by VMware, Inc.
VMware Server has fewer features than VMware ESX, software available for purchase, but can create, edit, and play virtual machines. It uses a client–server model, allowing remote access to virtual machines, at the cost of some graphical performance (and 3D support). It can run virtual machines created by other VMware products and by Microsoft Virtual PC.
Microsoft Virtual Server is a virtualization solution that facilitates the creation of virtual machines on the Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. Originally developed by Connectix, it was acquired by Microsoft prior to release. Virtual PC is Microsoft’s related desktop virtualization software package.
Virtual machines are created and managed through an IIS web-based interface or through a Windows client application tool called VMRCplus.
Benefits of using Microsoft virtual server:
*Rolling out new software to check for compatibility issues
*Testing software updates and patches
*To solve compatibility issues between software packages
*To solve software legacy issues
LINKS TO VIRTUAL (VIRTUALIZATION) SERVER RESOURCES:
VIRTUAL SERVER 101 PART I LINK
VIRTUAL SERVER 101 PART II LINK
VIRTUAL SERVER VIRTUAL IP ADDRESS I LINK
VIRTUAL IP ADDRESS IN UBUNTU LINK
VIRTUAL IP ADDRESS IN WINDOWS LINK
VIRTUAL SERVER BENEFITS ANALYSIS LINK
INSTALLING VIRTUAL SERVER I LINK
INSTALLING VIRTUAL SERVER II LINK
INSTALLING VIRTUAL SERVER IN WINDOWS XP LINK
INSTALLING VIRTUAL SERVER IN WINDOWS 7 LINK
VIRTUAL SERVER AND SQL CLUSTER LINK
2 VIRTUAL SERVERS ON ONE PHYSICAL SERVER BOX LINK
LIST OF OPENSOURCE AND PROPRIETARY VIRTUAL (VIRTUALIZATION) SERVER SOFTWARE LINK