International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science & Technology (IJARCST)
Taking something in one form and presenting into another form is referred as virtualization. The concept of virtualization is very broad and is applied to devices, machine stack, files, networks and storage systems. However, system virtualization's ability for reducing and optimizing resource consumption towards sustainable computing, provides a mechanism to consolidated application along with existing OS, middleware and communication environment on a single shared systems makes it hot topic in industry. Hence, this paper gives brief overview of x86 virtualization techniques that provides a high level description about virtualization including the concept of a Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM), virtualization properties, and its applications.