CIS 512 WK 10 Term Paper Hypervisors
A hypervisor is computer hardware platform virtualization software that allows multiple different operating systems (O/S) to share a single hardware host. The configuration is such that each O/S thinks that it has the hosts processors, memory, and other resources all to itself. The hypervisor actually controls the host processors and resources distributing the resources to each O/S depending on need, and ensures that no O/S can disrupt any other O/S.
Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:
- Examine the technical advantages and disadvantages of using a hypervisor in an enterprise.
- Compare and contrast the hypervisors from Microsoft (Hyper-V), VMware (ESXi), and Hitachis (Virtage).
- Evaluate the effect of hypervisors on the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) in an enterprise.
- Determine whether the implementation of hypervisors has an impact on system administration. (i.e., Would system administrators need re-training?)