Virtualization

What is a Windows Computer?

This seems at first a silly question. But to understand what a virtualized computer is, it is first necessary to understand what we are virtualizing. A computer consists of HardwareCPUMemoryBusNetwork adapterHard drivesOperating system – in this case WindowsDrivers – little bits of code to connect the Hardware with the Operating systemApplications that run within the …

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Virtual Networking

Computers have Network Interface Controllers (NICs) which are either cards or part of the motherboard. The NIC has a level 2 address (the MAC address which is hard coded from the manufacturer) Used as a physical computer, we will assign to the NIC a layer 3 address – the IP address. When we use the …

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Virtual replica and backup

One of the fantastic things about using a virtualized environment for your key servers is that you get Disaster Recovery, Ransomware resilience and Backup in one solution I have used Hyper-V as the virtualization platform but VMware, Virtualbox, KVM and others can also be used. Replication involves maintaining a live copy of the virtual machines …

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