What is Virtualization Technology VT-x?

Virtualization technology is the use of hardware resources from a single physical pc or server to achieve greater efficiency. With VT-x, you can run many virtual machines on a computer or server.

What is Virtualization Technology VT-x?

What is Virtualization Technology?

The virtualization in the information world helps to reduce the cost of IT resources of small or large companies. Using more than one Server in a network topology increases IT costs. Therefore, companies with more than one server use Virtualization Technologies to minimize IT costs.

With VT-x, you can share hardware devices such as CPU, Ram, and Display Card of a server for multiple virtual machines. As a result, you will have more than one running virtual machine on a single server, and you will reduce your IT equipment expenses.

History of Virtualization

It dates from the 1960s to the present day. At the beginning of the 1960s, the IBM firm brought out Time-Sharing technology with great effort and development. Time-Sharing is the common use of computer resources among a group of users. It aimed to increase the productivity of both user and shared computer resources.

Due to the high hardware requirements, IBM began designing mainframe computers that were designed to be compatible with other systems over the years.

Vmware introduced x86 systems in 1999, as physical infrastructure costs and user desktop computer maintenance rates increased and due to insufficient recovery activities. However, this platform was not Full VT. In the following years, VMware introduced two new products for ESX Server and GSX Server in 2001.

With GSX Server, users could only run virtual machines on the operating system. In the following years, important steps were taken to run virtual machines directly on the hardware without requiring any operating system with ESX Server.

Virtualization Technologies have made rapid progress from day to day, and from the year 2010 onwards, Cloud Technologies have become widespread.

What are Virtualization Types?

Virtualization Technology (VT-x) is not only a virtual machine, but it is also used in many areas. Let’s explain the types/varieties of virtualization.

   Server Virtualization

It is the type of VT-x most commonly used in the information technology sector. Server VT-x software can be installed on a single physical server, and multiple virtual computers can be run on it.

But with Server VT-x, you do not need to buy new equipment to run other services on the same server.

   Desktop Virtualization

It is a concept that indicates that the personal computer desktop environment must be separated from the physical machine using a client-server computer model.

   Session Virtualization

It is the concept of establishing a physical or virtual server to log on to the central server in the direction of a user’s local or remote granted permissions. This type of VT-x, also known as Terminal Server, is the connection to the RDP protocol from the local network or over the WAN.

   Network Virtualization

It provides the best use of resources in the network environment as well as the most efficient use of physical ports and the highest level of security. For example; we can give an example of configuring VLANs for clients at different locations on the local network.

   Storage Virtualization

It is the management of multiple network storage devices from a single location centrally. All storage devices are configured and managed as a single storage device. Storage VT-x simplifies data management and provides advanced storage management and security for IT managers.

VT Infrastructure

The VT operational logic is as follows.

1. The first photo is the state before VT. All hardware resources use a single operating system.
2. The second photo is the state after VT. And all shared hardware resources use more than one operating system.

Operating SystemVirtual Machine Monitor

What are VT Programs?

After defining Virtualization Technology, let’s give an example of VT programs. The most commonly used VT programs:

  1. VMware Workstation
  2. Oracle VM VirtualBox
  3. Hyper-V
  4. VMware Fusion
  5. Proxmox
  6. Xen Project
  7. OpenVZ

Virtualization Softwares

How to Install VMware Workstation Software ⇒ Video

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   Final Word

In today’s technology age, VT is becoming more and more important, and small or large companies tend to opt for VT solutions to minimize IT equipment costs. In this article, we have discussed about virtualization technology. Thanks for following us!

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