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Essential Linux® Administration: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners by Serge Palladino, Chuck Easttom

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Chapter 23. Virtualization

Obviously, virtualization is a big topic. Entire books have been written on it. While writing this book, I searched www.Amazon.com for the term “virtualization” and found 1,247 matches. So a single chapter is not going to make you an expert on virtualization; however, after reading this chapter, you should have a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts of virtualization and be familiar with a few virtualization solutions.

Virtualization is popular today and for good reason. Virtualization can apply to two different but related concepts. The first is when a server has multiple operating systems running on it. When a user connects to a server, he is connecting to a specific operating system instance on that server. ...

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