• If you're the kind of person that loves experimenting with computers, applications and operating systems new and old, then virtual machines are for you!

    Hardware virtualization is the concept of creating virtual computers that run on your server in a special application called a hypervisor. It allows you to run multiple instances of one or more operating systems simultaneously on the same physical hardware - saving you money as well as reducing the space required at home or in the office for dedicated computer hardware.

    Whether you need to support old applications running on legacy operating systems in your business, or you want to create test environments for Windows PCs, Windows Servers, Linux or Unix computers then forget about buying dedicated hardware - simply run them as virtual machines on Windows Server 2012 Essentials or Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials!

    In this guide, we walk you through the basic principles of virtualization, and get you up and running with a powerful, free application called VirtualBox on Windows Server Essentials (2012 and 2012 R2 both supported). You'll learn how to install and configure the VirtualBox application, and manage your virtual machines through the web browser on any compatible network-connected device.

    You'll also learn how to set-up and install a guest operating system, such as Ubuntu, in VirtualBox from an ISO file, configuring and tweaking your virtual hardware settings for optimum performance.

    Once you're up and running with virtualization, you'll never look back and with Windows Server Essentials, you have the perfect host available to run multiple operating systems of the past... and a safe environment to try out the platforms of the future!

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    Pages: 74 (A4 Print equivalent)

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