VMware GSX Server 2.0
Mainframe-Class Virtual Machines on Intel
"VMware GSX Server is saving us time and money because it allows
us to consolidate servers, rapidly provision new machines and launch new
applications in minutes instead of days."
-- Carmine Iannace, Manager, IT Architecture, Welch Foods
What Is VMware GSX Server?
VMware GSX Server is virtual machine software for
consolidating and partitioning servers and efficiently managing multiple
computer environments. VMware GSX Server easily integrates into any environment
to provide a secure, stable platform to deploy new solutions faster and more
How Is VMware GSX Server Used in the Enterprise?
VMware GSX Server is used to minimize the total cost of
ownership (TCO) of server infrastructure by increasing resource utilization,
expanding computing capacity, and maximizing server manageability. It is used
across the enterprise to:
server consolidation. VMware
GSX Server consolidates applications and infrastructure services running
on diverse operating systems onto fewer existing physical servers or onto
new highly scalable, reliable enterprise-class physical machines.
software lifecycle management. VMware
GSX Server encapsulates virtual machine images so that they can be easily
moved between different host operating systems running on different
hardware, improving the speed and robustness of software development,
testing, and deployment.
cost-effective high availability. VMware
GSX Server protects critical applications and data in secure, isolated
virtual machines and enables standby virtual servers. It supports standard
network load balancing, standby, replication, and cluster provisioning for
training and sales demos. Corporate trainers can
create a library of pre-configured environments and easily distribute them
to students. Sales and marketing staff can present complex product demos
from a centralized location or over the Internet.
How Does VMware GSX Server Work?
VMware GSX Server simplifies server infrastructure by
partitioning and isolating servers in secure and transportable virtual
machines. VMware GSX Server allows these servers to be remotely managed,
automatically provisioned, and standardized on a secure, uniform platform.
VMware GSX Server transforms physical computers into a
pool of virtual machines. Operating systems and applications are isolated in
multiple virtual machines that reside on a single piece of hardware. System
resources are allocated to any virtual machine based on need, giving you
mainframe-class capacity utilization and mainframe-class control of your server
VMware GSX Server runs as an application on host
operating system to provide a secure, uniform platform for easily deploying,
managing, and remotely controlling more servers running in virtual machines.
With VMware GSX Server:
running on dedicated systems can be moved into separate virtual machines
on a single, more reliable and scalable system.
can be automated and remotely managed from any location, simplifying
and configurations can be instantly provisioned from a centralized library
of virtual machines.
monitoring and management tasks are scriptable.
Why Does My Business Need VMware GSX Server?
VMware GSX Server simplifies your server
infrastructure and gives you the mainframe-class control you need to:
TCO across your computing infrastructure.
capacity without buying new systems.
cost-effective high availability.
service levels to your customers.
Why Use VMware GSX Server?
Consolidate applications and infrastructure services
onto fewer highly scalable, highly reliable enterprise-class servers
TCO across computing infrastructure
headroom for expansion and scaling
Develop in multiple machine environments and clusters,
rapidly build realistic tests in less time and with less hardware, and
automate management of machines and machine images
development cycles and compressed set-up time for complex testing
project quality and lower project costs
Deliver high availability
and provide High Availability
Protect critical applications and data in secure,
isolated virtual machines and enable standby virtual servers while
supporting standard network load balancing, standby, replication, and
cluster provisioning for high availability.
against non-hardware errors and single points of failure for more
set-up and configuration reduces maintenance costs
Facilitate training and
Package and deploy courseware, and deliver complex
demos from a centralized location or over the Internet, for quick and
easy set-up and recovery
utilization of existing hardware
quality of instruction
and compatibility problems disappear