Virtualization For Dummies – as the name of the article implies, Virtualization For Dummies is very lucidly written article on Virtualization, for those who have very little technical knowledge but wishes to know. In a previous article, we wrote another such article on Cloud Computing – Cloud Computing For Dummies.
Preface to Virtualization For Dummies
Still date, we have published many articles on Virtualization, however all of them are for the advanced readers. This article will explain the difficult terms related to Virtualization.
What you need to know to understand this article Virtualization For Dummies
As Virtualization is a complex technology, it is difficult to explain all the terminologies, you can use the search function located on the top right of every page, if you need any explanation. Most hardwares like Processors, Motherboard etc are explained through different articles in this website.
Let us start
Virtualization is a hardware support that facilitates to run multiple operating systems on one computer. Virtualization is useful as a hardware system is never fully utilized.
There are different types of Virtualizations. Generally by the word Virtualization we mean Processor level virtualization.
Reasons for using virtualization
The most important feature of virtualization is the reliability. At a glance, virtualization seems to be something only for servers. But even normal users can get benefit. For example, two operating systems for working on one computer. The most used is only connected with the Internet. If one operating system gets infected, then other can be used to clean. System Critical Computers can not be restarted, that is why dual boot is not a good option there.
Virtualization developed as software level. With multi core processors and virtualization support from the processor, we can easily deploy hardware virtualization.
As we have said at the beginning, we will not go to much details as this article is for the beginners. You can browse our dedicated section for more advanced articles. Kindly try to start from the last page. This is how we have arranged the hierarchy.