Virtual Machines

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.

A virtual machine is a computer within a computer, implemented in software. A virtual machine runs on a virtualization server (also called a host) and emulates a complete hardware system, from processor to network card. Virtual machines typically consist of one or more .vhd files, a .vmc file, and other properties.

Managed Entities

The following is a list of the managed entities that are included in this managed entity:

Name Description

Virtual Machine Networking

Virtual machine networking issues.

Virtual Machine Storage

Virtual machine storage issues.

Virtual Machine Devices

Virtual machine device issues.

Virtual Machine Operational State

Virtual machine operational state issues.

Virtual Machine Configuration

By default virtual machine configuration files are at: %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Virtual Machines.