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Virtualization Overview, Methods, and Models

  • Published:
  • Version: 2
  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

Describes and illustrates how to plan virtualization for your organization.

  • These three models describe and illustrate how to plan virtualization for your organization.
    • Model 1 (VirtualizationOverview) contains an architectural overview of the virtualization technology and the different models that are possible.
    • Model 2 (VirtualizationDeliveryMethods) contains the delivery methods that are available by using virtualization.
    • Model 3 (VirtualizationMobileUser) contains the stand-alone delivery method for mobile users of virtualized applications.


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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

      • Windows Server 2003
      • Windows Server 2008
      • Windows Vista
      • Windows XP
      • Windows 7

    • Additional Information:
      • To edit the Visio version of the model, you must have Microsoft Office Visio 2007. You can also use Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Visio 2007 Viewer to view the model.
      • To view the PDF version of the model, you must have a PDF viewer, such as Adobe Reader.
      • To view the XPS version of the model, you must have Windows Vista, Windows XP with .NET Framework 3.0, or XPS Essentials Pack.

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