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How to Use a Hypervisor in Cloud Computing Virtualization

A hypervisor is an operating system, which means that it knows how to act as a traffic cop to make things happen in an orderly manner. The hypervisor sits at the lowest levels of the hardware environment [more…]

How to Manage Foundational Issues with Cloud Computing Virtualization

Managing a virtual environment involves some foundational issues that determine how well the components function as a system. These issues include how licenses are managed, how workloads are controlled [more…]

Security Issues with Cloud Computing Virtualization

Using virtual machines complicates IT security in a big way for both companies running private cloud computing and service providers. Virtualization changes the definition of what a server is, so security [more…]

Ways to Virtualize the Client Desktop in Cloud Computing

In a virtualized desktop in cloud computing, the applications, data, files, and anything graphic are separated from the actual desktop and stored on a server in a data center [more…]

Watching Your Assets When Managing Desktops in Cloud Computing

Desktop and device asset management help you select, buy, use, and maintain desktop hardware and software. From a management perspective, you should understand that cloud computing desktop virtualization [more…]

Ensuring Security When Managing Desktops in Cloud Computing

Ensuring the security of every user access device in a company can be tough. Here are some security approaches to safeguard your access devices while using cloud computing services: [more…]

Monitoring Services When Managing Desktops in Cloud Computing

In the cloud computing environment, the support service is driven by the data center’s trouble-ticketing system, which tracks a problem to its resolution and quickly identifies situations in which the [more…]

Characteristics of Virtualization in Cloud Computing

Any discussion of cloud computing typically begins with virtualization. Virtualization is using computer resources to imitate other computer resources or whole computers. It separates resources and services [more…]

How to Install non-Lion Operating Systems in Desktop Virtualization Software

For operating systems other than Mac OS X Lion, you can use either a bootable OS installer DVD or a disk image. Both Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion launch an installation assistant that guides you [more…]

How Server Virtualization Works on Mac Hardware and OS X

Macs are the only computers that allow you to run Mac OS X Lion Server (or any OS X flavor) along with Windows and Linux. Virtual machines on non-Apple PCs can’t run Mac OS X. Apple doesn’t permit running [more…]

Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux Virtualization Rules

Just as you can’t take your $29 copy of Lion Server and install it on every Mac in your office, you also don’t have the right to install a copy on an unlimited number of virtual machines. When running [more…]

Use Virtualization to Test Lion Server

Using virtual machines is a great way to test new Lion Servers before putting them into production. You don’t have to dedicate a Mac to the task. You can run Lion Server [more…]

Use Virtualization to Consolidate Lion Servers

Putting multiple Lion Servers (or Windows servers or Linux servers) in virtual machines on one computer takes advantage of hardware that may otherwise be wasted. This is known as [more…]

Virtual Appliances Can Save You Time when Virtualizing Lion Server

You can save yourself the time of installing Mac OS X or Lion Server if you are running in a virtualized environment by using virtual appliances.

A virtual appliance [more…]

When to Use Parallels Server Software to Virtualize Lion Server

If you are going to run Lion Server in a virtualized environment, Parallels Server may be the solution for you. But if you are running Lion Server on a relatively small machine, another choice may be more [more…]

Network Settings for Mac OS X Virtualization Software

One of the reasons virtualizing server operating systems like Lion Server is possible is that virtual machines can act like real computers on your network. They can access the Internet through your connection [more…]

Virtualization Software Versions that Support Lion Server

Older versions of virtualization software don’t support OS X Lion. Here are the versions of virtualization software that will run on Lion host OSes and those that will run inside virtual machines as guests [more…]

How to Install Lion or Lion Server in VMware Fusion

Installing Lion or Lion Server is different from installing any other operating system. With any other operating system, the standard procedure for creating virtual machines is to boot a new, empty virtual [more…]

Choose a Virtualization Vendor for Mac OS X Servers

There are three major companies that make virtualization software for Macs: Parallels, VMware, and Oracle. If you plan to run Lion Server in a virtualized environment, you will need to select one of these [more…]

How Virtualization Complicates Managing a Hybrid Cloud

A significant challenge in managing hybrid clouds in cloud computing is the need to coordinate the management of both virtual and physical environments. [more…]

Defining Virtualization in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

Virtualization separates resources and services from the underlying physical delivery environment in the hybrid cloud. With virtualization, you can create many virtual systems within a single physical [more…]

Managing Virtualization in Hybrid Cloud Environments

In a virtualized hybrid cloud environment, you’ll have a lot of individual pieces to manage. You’ll need to treat all resources together as though they were a single system, as opposed to an image here [more…]

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