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    #61 jmwills

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    Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

    Drives are passed from the host to the client, Everything originates with the host. Also, not sure about a comment made about not being able to share storage (I read that as drives) that were passed through.
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    Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:13 AM

    Drives are passed from the host to the client, Everything originates with the host. Also, not sure about a comment made about not being able to share storage (I read that as drives) that were passed through.


    I understand the process and terminology. I just thought he made an error and called it 'host' when he meant 'VM'.
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    Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:36 AM

    I think he did, but we all know what we're talking about, right?
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    Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:18 AM

    Ah. Interesting. I took his use of hosts to mean the VMs. Now I'm wondering....


    He may have meant that but the two are completely different. The host is the bare metal OS (s2008r2 for example). The VM's are the virtual machines you create on the host. Hopefully that is clear.
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    Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:02 AM

    That's alwasy the way I describe them...I may sometimes use the terms hosts and clients.
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    Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:37 AM

    He may have meant that but the two are completely different. The host is the bare metal OS (s2008r2 for example). The VM's are the virtual machines you create on the host. Hopefully that is clear.


    Oh yeah, I already knew that. Like I said, I think he just misspoke but, as jmwills said, we're on the same page, and I actually kinda like host and clients; I've used it as well.
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    Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:48 AM

    I understand the process and terminology. I just thought he made an error and called it 'host' when he meant 'VM'.

    My apologies, I always refer to guests as hosts at work because they are all servers. Unfortunately terminology gets a but muddy. I always differentiate between them by 'hypervisor' and 'guest' if I am being specific as to weather or not they are virtual.

    Not saying I am wrong or right, but I consider a host to be anything that....well...hosts something.
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    Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

    My apologies, I always refer to guests as hosts at work because they are all servers. Unfortunately terminology gets a but muddy. I always differentiate between them by 'hypervisor' and 'guest' if I am being specific as to weather or not they are virtual.

    Not saying I am wrong or right, but I consider a host to be anything that....well...hosts something.


    Because of the potential confusion, the industry has generally adopted the terminology of calling the physical computer that runs a virtualization system (ESX, HyperV, Xen, etc.) the host and calling the various VMs on the physical box Guest OS' or VMs.

    It's obviously not a hard and fast rule but it is convenient and does help avoid some confusion. Part of the idea is that Guest (OS) and VM can be taken to include them being a Host. However, I find VM a bit vague so I typically refer to the physical box as the Host and the VMs as VM Servers and VM OS'.
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