3.2. Other Hyper-V Management Tools

The built-in Hyper-V Manager described above provides all the basic functions for creating and managing a Hyper-V environment. It also provides the ability to have a single console manage several Hyper-V hosts. But a variety of free and for-fee tools can enhance the management capabilities within a Hyper-V environment.

3.2.1. Windows Management Instrumentation

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a set of extensions to Microsoft's Windows Driver Model. This provides a way for components of the operating system to be enabled to provide information about those components or to send notification of events. This is Microsoft's implementation of an industry initiative called Web-Based Enterprise Management ...

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