Virtualization Basic Terminology
In this tutorial, we will go through the basic definitions of virtualization and terminology. There are different forms of virtualization based on resources like computer, server, or any hardware resources. Virtualization allows us to run multiple operating systems on the same physical machine. Some of the virtualization solutions are listed below:
- VMware Workstation
- Microsoft Hyper-V
- Citrix Xen
- Oracle Virtual Box
Download and Install VMware Workstation
The host operating system is the physical machine on which the virtual machine software is installed.
The guest operating system is the OS that runs inside a virtual machine. The virtual machine is the environment that VMware or any other virtualization product creates for running the guest operating system.
Creating a Virtual Machine
Creating Android Virtual Machine
Benefits of virtualization
There are various benefits of virtualization. Virtualization allows testers to test the products on multiple operating systems environments.
Reduce hardware and operating costs.
VMs, when provisioned on the cloud, can be used for parallel testing simultaneously reducing testing and automation runtime.