Virtual Machine:

A virtual machine is a tightly isolated software container that can run its own operating systems and applications as if it were a physical computer. A virtual machine behaves exactly like a physical computer and contains it own virtual (ie, software-based) CPU, RAM hard disk and network interface card (NIC).

Virtual Machine Manager:

Virtual Machine Manager is a desktop user interface application used for managing virtual machines. It presents a summary view of running domains, their live performance & resource utilization statistics. The detailed view graphs performance & utilization over time. Wizards enable the creation of new domains, and configuration & adjustment of a domain’s resource allocation & virtual hardware.


Every VMM implementation requires following components:

  • VMM server and default library server
  • VMM database
  • VMM Administrator Console
  • Virtual machine host

Benefits of VMM

  1. Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 helps enable centralized management of physical and virtual IT infrastructure
  2. Increased server utilization
  3. Dynamic resource optimization across multiple virtualization platforms
  4. End-to-end capabilities such as planning, deploying, managing, and optimizing the virtual infrastructure
  5. Centrally creates and manages virtual machines across the entire datacenter
  6. Easily consolidates multiple physical servers onto virtual hosts
  7. Rapidly provisions and optimizes new and existing virtual machines
  8. Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) enables the dynamic management of virtual resources through management packs that are PRO enabled. As an open and extensible platform, PRO encourages partners to design custom management packs that promote compatibility of their products and solutions with PRO’s powerful management capabilities
  9. Delegated Administration with User Roles
  10. Clustering Management
  11. Improved Resource Calibration and Optimization


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