Engel, D.B.; Müller, R.; Stange, P.; Laux, V.; Fleischhauer, R.: Virtualization Infrastructure within the Controls Environment of the Light Sources at HZB. In: Proceedings of ICALEPCS2013, San Francisco, CA, USA. , 2014. - ISBN 978-3-95450-139-7, p. 1100-1102
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The advantages of visualization techniques and infrastructures with respect to configuration management, high availability and resource management have become obvious also for controls applications. Today a choice of powerful products are easy-to-use and support desirable functionality, performance, usability and maintainability at very matured levels. This paper presents the architecture of the virtual infrastructure and its relations to the hardware based counterpart as it has emerged for BESSY II and MLS controls within the past decade. Successful experiences as well as abandoned attempts and caveats on some intricate troubles are summarized.