University of Oregon

Virtual Servers

A virtual server is a software implementation of a computer that runs an operating system and server software like a physical computer. By hosting multiple virtual servers on one physical server, you, your department, and the university can realize cost savings, power savings, and systems administration efficiencies.

Virtual servers are often also referred to as "virtual machines" (or VMs, for short).


  • This guide is meant to walk you through the installation and configuration of VMware Tools on your VM. Keeping VMware Tools up-to-date on your guest operating system is important to maintain both...
  • Simply put, virtualization is a method of running multiple operating systems on a single physical computer. In other words On traditional computers and servers there is one set of software running...
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