Server virtualization technology has opened a new frontier in the world of computing by allowing system administrators run multiple instances of different operating systems on a machine. This development has helped organizations to save tens of thousands by implementing virtual machines in test and production environment rather than purchasing new computer hardware from the market. The VMware Server is one of such application that allows the system administrator to optimize the use of available resources without additional costs.
This program will create a virtual partitioning of the server resources such as the memory and hard disk so that the administrator can install the operating system in the virtual environment. This means that a single system can run multiple versions of Windows OS and Linux concurrently on the same PC without having any type of conflict.
You can create different environments for each customer or to use it for testing purposes. Each virtual machine will not be affected by the software or processes from the other machines on the same server.
Moreover, the virtual machines make use of the same hardware on the host PC such as input, sound, network devices, USB ports, printers, and many more. The virtual machines make use of virtual keys to control power options such as start, stop, suspend, reset and resume.
VMware Server is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in os enhancements category and is available to all software users as a free download.