I am currently working in a virtual server environment. I am very new to the concept of virtual server. while talking about the topology, I am told is single database server(SQL SERVER 2008) and 4 vitual servers. and there are 4 different IP addresses for the virtual servers. The point where i get confused is.. there can be n number of virtual servers on with a single database server. i assume that, its kind of 4 images of the database server are set up as virtual servers(dev, test, UAT). But, what i cannot imagaine is.. does it also mean that there are 4 instances on the database servers? I know, this might be a naive question, but any clarification will help me a lot understanding,how virtualization work with the SQL SERVER or the database server
I am trying to do the research myself..but didnt come across any document that would support or provide clarity to my thought. Any document or information or explaination.. i would truly appreciate.