Chapter 1. VMM 2012 Architecture

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Understanding each component for a real-world implementation
  • Planning for High Availability
  • Designing the VMM server, database, and console implementation
  • Specifying the correct system requirements for a real-world scenario
  • Licensing the System Center
  • Troubleshooting VMM and supporting technologies


This chapter has been designed to provide an understanding of the underlying Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) modular architecture, which is useful for improving implementation and troubleshooting VMM.

As a reference, this book is based on the System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager version.

The first version of VMM was launched in 2007 and was designed to manage virtual ...

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