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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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Reviewing Hyper-V Services

As discussed in detail in Chapter 3, there are three services installed with Hyper-V in the parent partition. The services are as follow:

  • Hyper-V Image Management Service (IMS). The IMS service supports management of virtual hard disks through WMI interfaces. VHD management includes actions such as inspecting virtual hard disks, as well as VHD compaction and merging differencing disks.

  • Hyper-V Networking Management Service (NMS). The NMS service supports management of virtual networks through WMI interfaces. Virtual network management includes actions such as physical network adapter bindings and VLAN configuration.

  • Virtual Machine Management Service (VMMS). The VMMS service supports management of child partitions through ...

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