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25 May, 2007

From Steve Herrod's Blog: The Amazing VM Record/Replay Feature in VMware Workstation 6

From Steve Herrod's Blog

One other new feature that we’re extra excited about is “VM Record/Replay”. The idea behind Record/Replay is relatively straightforward. When executing software within a virtual machine (VM), our virtualization layer can record the complete execution behavior. Having saved this behavioral information, the user can go back in time (from the VM’s point of view) and replay that exact and complete behavior over and over again. The keywords here are exact and complete, and that’s where both the implementation challenge and the power come from.


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