Logical partition

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

A logical partition, also known as LPAR, is a portion of a computer's hardware resources that is set aside and virtualized as an additional computer. A single computer can have multiple logical partitions, each with its own operating system and hardware resources to utilize.

In the business and enterprise computing market, logical partitions are often used to for hosting multiple server environments within a single, large unit. Logical partitions are similar to hypervisors and have been used interchangeably in server virtualization documentation.

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