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Re: [opensuse-doc] [STYLE] Virtualization Terminology
  • From: Rebecca Walter <rwalter@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2007 08:15:58 +0200
  • Message-id: <200706020815.59118.rwalter@xxxxxxx>

> > "virtual machine"--Not domain or guest.
>
> we shall make a difference between the virtual machine, that is the
> computer, and the guest, that is the operating system intalled on it
> (at least I see this on VMWare)
>
> Host: my physical computer

virtual machine server would be this one.

> Virtual machine 1, virtual machine 2 two different (virtualized) computers
> guest: Linux, XP, W98, dos, freebsd...

there wouldn't be "guest" used here, if I have understood properly.  It would 
be a virtual machine running whatever OS.
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