VMM 2008 Components
Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM 2008) is comprised of a number of different components, each of which serves a specific purpose. VMM 2008 also uses a distributed architecture which means that the various components may either be installed on a single server, or spread over multiple server systems. When managing smaller numbers of hosts and virtual machines, installation of all the components on a single server is acceptable. For larger scale virtualization deployments, spreading the components over a number of server systems may be necessary to improve overall performance.
The objective of this chapter is to provide a high level overview of each of the components which comprise the entire VMM 2008 package.