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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook by Leandro Carvalho

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Hyper-V architecture components

Hyper-V has many components that are responsible for providing an end-to-end management solution for virtual machines and the Management OS. The following diagram shows the most important components of Hyper-V, which will be explained in the later sections:

Hyper-V architecture components

Hypervisor

The small Hyper-V Hypervisor (almost 20 MB) is responsible for managing, separating, and controlling all the partition access. Also, it is in charge of isolating all the partitions from each other with high security and reliability.

Partitions

When Hyper-V is present, the host operating system and the virtual machines run and share the same access and ...

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