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Is there a glossary of VM terms somewhere.  I was told that a blade is the same thing as a host.  Is this true?
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A Host is any computer, which can HOST, multiple Guest operating systems, also called Virtual Machines (VMs).

A blade is usually refered to a server or network component, which slots into a back plane, many blades can be installed in a single rack.

A blade server could be a host, but so could your Workstation, or a Server.

So a blade could be a host.

Is there a VM Glossary - try

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia

blade server - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_server
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A blade could also be an array of disk drives. So really "blade" and "server" are two very different things, although as noted ably above, you can have blade servers.

VMware (Application or ESX) needs a server to run on.

VMware Workstation, of course, runs on a regular computer.

.... Thinkpads_User
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@brothertruffle880 - Thanks and I was happy to help. .... Thinkpads_User
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