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Virtual Machine (VM)

Definition(s):

  A simulated environment created by virtualization.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-125 under Virtual machine (VM)
NIST SP 800-190 under Virtual machine from NIST SP 800-125

  Software that allows a single host to run one or more guest operating systems.
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-25B under Virtual Machine from NIST SP 800-115
NIST SP 1800-26B under Virtual Machine from NIST SP 800-115
NIST SP 800-115

  A software-defined complete execution stack consisting of virtualized hardware, operating system (guest OS), and applications.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-125A

  A virtual data processing system that appears to be at the disposal of a particular user but whose functions are accomplished by sharing the resources of a real data processing system
Source(s):
NISTIR 8006 under Virtual machine from ISO/IEC 2382-1