A Virtual World
Towards the beginning of my student life at Southern Maine Community College, I took a call on Virtualization. I found it completely interesting and new. As my experiences in the past never translated to this type of environment. Where you create “Guests” on a “Hypervisor”. Where this Hypervisor was to act as a server that delegated resources to your Guests, which were client operating systems.
In this class; which was really an entire project in itself, I learned many skills. I gathered knowledge on troubleshooting windows installations, experimenting with different hardware configurations and also learned a lot about the ability to “Hot Swap” different media types from a system.
Our entire class was based around using VMWare. An excellent piece of software (I found), to easily learn some very basic skills in virtualization. I to this day still virtualize different guests on my own home computer, in order to experiment in the OS environments.
There is just something so rewarding knowing you can install Windows, Linux or even Mac just once. Then create a whole array of installations with as easy as a task as Copy & Paste. Then have a whole new machine ready to spin up and use for what ever purpose you see fit.