Introduction to Oracle® Solaris 11.2 Virtualization Environments

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Updated: December 2014

Oracle Solaris 11.2 Virtualization Technologies

The goal of virtualization is to move from managing individual data center components to managing pools of resources. Server virtualization is important for successful server consolidation projects that require you to maintain the isolation of separate systems.

    Successful server virtualization can lead to the following benefits:

  • Increasing the utilization of hardware

  • Enabling greater flexibility in resource allocation

  • Reducing data center power requirements

  • Minimizing management costs

  • Lowering the cost of ownership

  • Providing administrative and resource boundaries between applications on a system

  • Quickly provisioning virtual compute environments from templates and clones

  • Providing layered security and isolation