1.2. Exploring Virtual Machine Manager Components
VMM has a distributed-system architecture comprising several components. Figure 1.1 illustrates the high-level architecture of VMM and the various components that are part of VMM.
A VMM implementation is made of various core components that are required for every VMM installation. Various other components, like the Self-Service Portal, are not required but are very useful for specific scenarios like creating a development and test virtualization environment. PRO and the integration with OpsMgr is another optional feature of VMM, and together they offer a complete end-to-end service management solution for a dynamic virtualized environment.