AVMA lets you install virtual machines on a properly activated Windows server without having to manage product keys for each individual virtual machine, even in disconnected environments. AVMA binds the virtual machine activation to the licensed virtualization server and activates the virtual machine when it starts up. AVMA also provides real-time reporting on usage and historical data on the license state of the virtual machine. Reporting and tracking data is available on the virtualization server. Track virtual machine usage and licenses from the virtualization server, without requiring any access rights on the virtualized systems. There are no product keys to manage and no stickers on the servers to read. The virtual machine is activated and continues to work even when it is migrated across an array of virtualization servers.
Virtual machines are based on computer architectures and provide functionality of a physical computer. Their implementations may involve specialized hardware, software, or a combination. Some virtual machine emulators, such as QEMU and video game console emulators , are designed to also emulate or "virtually imitate" different system architectures thus allowing execution of software applications and operating systems written for another CPU or architecture. Operating-system-level virtualization allows the resources of a computer to be partitioned via the kernel. The terms are not universally interchangeable. A "virtual machine" was originally defined by Popek and Goldberg as "an efficient, isolated duplicate of a real computer machine. A host can emulate several guests, each of which can emulate different operating systems and hardware platforms.
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