Understanding each component for a real-world implementation

System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager has six components. It is important to understand the role of each component in order to have a better design and implementation.

Getting ready

For small deployments, test environments, or a proof of concept, you can install all of the components in one server, but as is the best practice in the production environments, you should consider separating the components.

How to do it…

Let's start by reviewing each component of VMM 2012 and understanding the role it plays:

  • VMM console: This application connects to the VMM management server to allow you to manage VMM, centrally view and manage physical and virtual resources (for example, hosts, VMs, services, ...

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