What is Server Virtualization?
Server virtualization definition
Server virtualization is a software architecture that allows more than one server operating system to run as a guest on a given physical server host. With the server software abstracted away from the physical machine in this way, the server becomes a "virtual machine," detached from the physical plane—though the server "thinks" it is running exclusively on the compute and memory resources. It’s actually running on a virtual imitation of the server hardware.
Why server virtualization?
Server virtualization enables more efficient use of IT resources than was previously possible. Before server virtualization, it was common to have under- and over-utilized hardware in the same data center. With virtualization, one can move workloads between virtual machines according to load. The same physical server can also run multiple server operating systems and configurations, further increasing efficiency. Server virtualization is the basis for cloud computing and hybrid IT.
HPE server virtualization products and services
HPE offers you an extensive, adaptable portfolio of server virtualization and storage virtualization solutions. Partnering with HPE for server virtualization means you get fast deployment, performance at scale, efficient use of server and storage resources, as well as the ability to deliver high availability. When you combine HPE server virtualization with an HPE storage platform, you can increase the agility, reliability, and scalability of your mission critical applications.
Implementing VMware Virtual Volumes on HPE 3PAR StoreServ
This white paper introduces the VVols architecture and gives an understanding of the new concepts and terminology associated with VVols. It covers the benefits that VVols provide and demonstrates how to apply the new SPBM to individual VMs. It will also guide you through getting started with VVols so you can implement and administer VVols with HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage in your vSphere environment
- Architecture overview of VVOLs
- Implementing and configuring VVOLs
- Administration and management of VVOLs