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CTPView Servers on Virtual Machines Overview

The CTPView server on a virtual machine or a virtualized CTPView server consists of the CTPView software with a built-in operating system and application stack that is easy to deploy, manage, and maintain. A CTPView virtual server includes the same software and all the functionality available in a CTPView physical appliance. However, you must deploy the virtual appliance on a VMWare ESXi or Hyper-V server, which provides a CPU, hard disk, RAM, and a network controller, but requires installation of an operating system and applications to become fully functional. Just as you can install additional physical appliances as CTPView servers to create a fabric to provide scalability and availability, you can deploy multiple virtual appliances to create a fabric that provides the same scalability and high availability as a fabric of physical appliances.

Various layers of abstraction combine to create virtualized environments. Virtualized hardware supports multi-tenancy in which guest virtual machines (VMs) running discrete operating system images share the system resources. Each guest VM runs its own user-space applications. If a physical machine does not directly support virtualization, a software layer called a hypervisor is used to manage the relationship between the guest VMs that run on it and compete for its resources.

You can configure CTPView servers on a VMWare ESXi Server and a Microsoft Hyper-V Server.