xVM

The name used by Sun Microsystems for its virtualization and management software. Also called Sun xVM, it is a Solaris-based hypervisor that enables servers to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single computer, addressing both desktop and server virtualization. The name itself, according to Sun, represents the intersection (x) of virtualization and management (VM). Products in the Sun xVM family include the following:

  • Sun xVM Server: A cross-platform open source hypervisor capable of hosting multiple operating systems including Windows, Linux and Solaris guest operating systems. It was built using technology from the Xen open source project as well as Sun’s Logical Domains.
  • Sun xVM Ops Center: A highly scalable data center automation tool that offers simplified discovery, provisioning, updates and management of physical and virtualized assets in cross-platform Linux and Solaris OS-based x86 and SPARC environments.

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