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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Summary

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V provides a microkernel-based hypervisor that runs directly on the hardware. Hyper-V consists of multiple components that include the Windows hypervisor, user mode components, and kernel mode components. These components work in conjunction to allow the creation and management of child partitions, or virtual machines. User mode components such as worker processes, virtual machine management services, and WMI interfaces allow the Hyper-V MMC and other applications using the WMI APIs to remotely manage the Hyper-V server settings and the virtual machines running on the server. Kernel mode components such as the virtualization service providers, virtual machine bus services, and the virtualization infrastructure ...

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