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Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Cookbook - Second Edition by Leandro Carvalho, Charbel Nemnom, Patrick Lownds

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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 VMs and the Management OS. The following diagram shows the most important components of Hyper-V that will be explained in the succeeding sections:

Hyper-V architecture components

Hypervisor

The small Hyper-V Hypervisor (almost 20 MB) is responsible for managing, separating, and controlling 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 OS and the VMs run and share the same access and privilege with Hypervisor and both are known ...

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