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We’re no fools. We know that if you’re using Virtualization in your business, you're very likely using or have considered using VMware. And we also know that you may be considering Hyper-V for an additional (or alternative) virtualization platform. At least I hope you are.
That said, and if you’re just starting out learning Hyper-V, you may be confused about what terms or technologies equate from VMware into the world of Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 R2, and the System Center suite. So, for your benefit, here is a quick list of VMware terms/technologies and their equivalent technology in the Microsoft Virtualization world.
Self Service Portal
System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO)
Virtual Machine Terminology
VM IDE Boot
Hot Add Disks, Storage, Memory
Distributed Power Management
Core Parking & Dynamic Optimization
SCVMM P2V / V2V
Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST)
VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk)
VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)
Raw Device Mapping
Quick Storage Migration
Expand Disk / Volume
VMware HA (High-Availability)
Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)
Incidentally, this list was “borrowed” from the recorded content that is available on the Microsoft Virtual Academy; specifically the excellent recordings of Corey Hynes and Symon Perriman’s “Microsoft Virtualization for IT Professionals” training sessions (and even more specifically, Module 2). I highly recommend this training, and any other content that looks useful to you. It’s free, and very well done.
And if you have missed any of the series posts, check out my summary post for links to all of the articles available so far at http://aka.ms/cloudseries.