Which of these is true of virtual machines?
A) The hypervisor’s memory requirements are similar to a standard workstation
B) You must route between different virtual machines
C) Virtualization renders anti-virus and anti-malware unnecessary
D) Virtualization features are limited to Windows operating systems
E) Some CPUs include virtualization capabilities in hardware
F) It will always beat me at Minesweeper
The answer: E) Some CPUs include virtualization capabilities in hardware
Intel CPUs with VT (Virtualization Technology) and AMD CPUs with AMD-V are designed with specialized virtualization features in the CPU. Some virtualization software requires these features to work, while some other virtualization software packages will operate less efficiently without these features.
Want to know more? Watch “Client Side Virtualization.”
The virtualization of operating systems is relatively common these days, and in this video you’ll learn about some of the requirements and techniques for running virtual operating systems on your desktop.