Microsoft Hyper-V and Virtual Server

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  • NTBackup (Microsoft Windows NT backup)

    NTBackup is a built-in backup application introduced with Microsoft Windows NT. 

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Integration Services

    Hyper-V Integration Services is a suite of utilities in Microsoft Hyper-V, designed to enhance the performance of the virtual machine's guest operating system. It optimizes the drivers of the virtual environments to provide the best experience. 

  • differencing disk

    A differencing disk is a virtual hard disk (VHD) that stores changes made to another VHD or to the guest operating system. 

  • Hyper-V Replica

    Hyper-V Replica is a free disaster recovery tool in Hyper-V 3.0 that creates and maintains copies of virtual machines (VMs ). In the event of a catastrophic loss, an administrator can failover to the replica VMs and provide business continuity. 

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Dynamic Memory

    Dynamic Memory is a memory allocation feature for Microsoft Hyper-V.   

  • virtualization stack

    A virtualization stack is the collection of resources that, along with the hypervisor, make up the Microsoft Hyper-V environment. 

  • parent partition

    A parent partition is a logical hard drive division in the Microsoft Hyper-V environment that's responsible for running the hypervisor layer and creating and managing child partitions. 

  • root partition

    A root partition is the isolated area in a Microsoft Hyper-V environment where the hypervisor runs. The root partition is the first one created; it runs the hypervisor and can access devices and memory directly. 

  • Microsoft Virtual Server

    Microsoft Virtual Server is a scalable server virtualization program distributed by Microsoft that enables multiple operating systems (OS) to run on a single physical server... (Continued) 

  • virtual machine monitor (VMM)

    A virtual machine monitor (VMM) is a host program that allows a single computer to support multiple, identical execution environments... (Continued) 

About Microsoft Hyper-V and Virtual Server

Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor has caught up fast with VMware, XenServer and other virtualization platforms, and many organizations have turned to Microsoft's low-cost hypervisor as their virtualization choice. In this section, you will find news analysis, research and tutorials on getting started with and installing Hyper-V as well as in-depth tutorials on using Hyper-V and management tools such as Virtual Machine Manager, PowerShell scripts, as well as find comparisons of Hyper-V with other virtualization platforms on the basis of performance, reliability, ease of use, cost, and virtualization management concerns. We provide evaluations of architectural decisions to make when deploying Hyper-V, how virtual machine security is affected, and how Hyper-V works with other third-party virtualization management tools as compared with VMware, XenServer and more.