Over the decades, the hardware performances of the computer systems that we use have grown at a spectacular rate. There is always a hungry software application eager to eat up all the power; however, at the same time, there are multiple machines that easily run at a smaller portion of their entire capacity, consuming a considerable space, significant administrative effort and many of your valuable resources. In such a scenario, if you have ever wished to see a server broken down into smaller pieces to increase the productivity and simply not just to work up your own frustration, then the virtual server can be the most promising solution that you have ever thought of.
To put this in simple words, virtual servers allow the running of multiple OS at the same time on a single machine. There are multiple Virtual PC products versions released by Microsoft Corporation for various workstations, out of which, the recent one is the Virtual Server 2005, and along with this are the subsequent releases of Virtual Server 2005 R2, which can prove dramatically advantageous for any company’s IT department. The MS Virtual Server 2005 is basically a service running on Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003. With the help of the Microsoft Virtual Server, you can very easily host even as large as 64 VMs i.e. virtual machines; each of them running its own OS, on a provided host system.
MS Virtual Server is a highly scalable program for server virtualization which is distributed worldwide by Microsoft Corporation enabling more than one OSs to simultaneously run on one single physical server. This program easily operates without any 3rd-party device drivers and even gives complete separation among various partitions. This server program is widely used for consolidation of servers in various business networks and multiple data centers worldwide. It is also utilized by many software engineers across the world. To manage virtual drives, it creates .vhd files.
Virtualization is all about taking one single OS, and rather than installing in over its own devoted physical hardware, we install it on a virtual hardware provided by Microsoft that runs on a physical server. The best part about his virtualization is the isolation of every connected virtual system. Every virtual system connected to the server is unaware of other virtual systems running on the same virtual server. Unfortunately, if any one of the virtual machines gets crashed, it will definitely not pose any threat of crashing on the other machines and virtual servers.