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Edouard Bugnion, Scott W Devine, Mendel Rosenblum: System and method for virtualizing computer systems. VMWare, Jeffrey Slusher, December 17, 2002: US06496847 (386 worldwide citation)

A virtual machine monitor (VMM) is included in a computer system that has a protected host operating system (HOS). A virtual machine running at least one application via a virtual operating system is connected to the VMM. Both the HOS and the VMM have separate operating contexts and disjoint address ...


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Bich Cau Le, Dilip Khandekar, Sirishkumar Raghuram: System and method for converting a physical disk to a virtual disk. VMWARE, Patterson & Sheridan, April 10, 2018: US09940330

A method for converting a disk of a physical computer into a virtual disk for use by a virtual machine is described. Contents of the disk of the physical computer are copied into an image file, wherein the image file has a different sector-by-sector organization of the contents than the disk but a l ...


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VIRTUAL MACHINE FAULT TOLERANCE. VMware, January 26, 2017: US20170024291-A1

In a computer system running at least a first virtual machine (VM) and a second VM on virtualization software, a computer implemented method for the second VM to provide quasi-lockstep fault tolerance for the first VM includes executing a workload on the first VM and the second VM that involves prod ...


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DIRECT ACCESS TO A HARDWARE DEVICE FOR VIRTUAL MACHINES OF A VIRTUALIZED COMPUTER SYSTEM. October 25, 2018: US20180307636-A1

In a virtualized computer system in which a guest operating system runs on a virtual machine of a virtualized computer system, a computer-implemented method of providing the guest operating system with direct access to a hardware device coupled to the virtualized computer system via a communication ...