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50 Common Virtualization Interview Questions

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Interview1. What is Virtualization?
2. What are the inherent benefits of virtualization?
3. What is a Hypervisor?
4. What is ESX Server?
5. What is Hyper-V?
6. What are a host, guest, and virtual machine?
7. What products are available for Server Virtualization?
8. What products are available for desktop virtualization?
9. What is the difference between ESX Server and VMware Server?
10. What is the difference between Hyper-V and Virtual Server?
11. What is the difference between emulation, native virtualization, and paravirtualization?
12. What are the different types of virtualization?
13. Why do I care that VMware ESX uses the VMFS?
14. How do I backup my virtual guest operating systems?
15. What are VMware VMotion & Storage VMotion (SVMotion)?
16. What is VMware HA?
17. What is VMware VCB?
18. What is Virtual Center?
19. What is System Center Virtual Machine Manager?
20. What is a partition?
21. What are: virtual processor, virtual RAM, virtual NIC, & virtual disk?
22. Why do I need to care about the hardware requirements of VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V?
23. What is a snapshot?
24. What is Quick Migration?
25. Why won’t my virtualization product boot from my OS CD to load my new guest OS?
26. What do I need to know about licensing and Virtualization?
27. What is a P2V conversion?
28. What is VDI?
29. What is SoftGrid?
30. What are the best free virtualization options?
31. What is VM Sprawl?
32. How many virtual machines can you run on one host?
33. What is ThinApp?
34. Why is centralized storage so important for enterprise virtualization products?
35. What are the best online resources for Virtualization knowledge?
36. What are the best training options for learning about Virtualization?
37. What is a VMware VCP & a VCDX?
38. What is a virtual datastore?
39. Why should I try virtualization on my desktop PC?
40. What is the Open Virtual Machine Format?
41. Can I virtualize all my servers or should some servers or applications not be virtualized?
42. What are the drawbacks to virtualization?
43. How do I manage my virtualized servers?
44. How much do virtualization products cost?
45. Will Microsoft overtake VMware as the market virtualization leader?
46. How much money can my company save with Server consolidation using virtualization?
47. What is the difference between a fixed and a dynamic virtual hard disk?
48. Where can I download pre-built virtual machines?
49. What are virtual machine additions and integration components?
50. What are some of the VMware ESX Server add-ons that I should consider?
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