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Practical Virtualization Solutions: Virtualization from the Trenches by Amy Newman, Kenneth Hess

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Chapter 3. VMware Server

When VMware first arrived on the scene in 1998, it had only one product: VMware, which enabled desktop computers to run more than one operating system at a time. At the time this was considered revolutionary. Sure, mainframes had been able to do this for decades, but now it was an option for organizations with a shoestring hardware budget. A few years later, VMware shifted its focus to the server with the release of VMware GSX and VMware ESX, and that was when things began to really take off. Since then, VMware has created myriad products for all levels of virtualization experimentation and implementation as well as the infrastructure and management tools around them. As the competition has heated up, it has ...

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