5.3. Managing Hyper-V Hosts and Virtual Machines
VMM is strictly focused on managing the virtualization aspects of a Hyper-V host. With VMM, for example, you cannot deploy Windows Server 2008 R2 to a physical computer with no operating system (commonly referred to as bare-metal deployment). However, enabling the Hyper-V role is a function of deploying the VMM host agent to a computer with Windows Server 2008 R2.
5.3.1. Adding a Hyper-V Host to VMM
Adding a computer to VMM involves first deploying an agent. For a Windows computer, an agent is required. Unlike for VMware which is agentless since VMM uses vCenter's web APIs to manage ESX hosts. To manage a stand-alone installation of Hyper-V or Hyper-V Server or to bring a Windows computer under ...