For those of you want to learn a little bit more about some of the nitty gritty details around Hyper-V, like what actually happens when the Hyper-V role is enabled in Windows Server 2008 R2, or what happens when a snapshot is deleted, this Hyper-V R2 component architecture poster could be of use to you.  If you’re lucky enough to have a whopping printer, and some massive paper, you could print it out, and view it in all it’s glory, and heck, even put it on your wall if the mood takes you, but for the rest of us, we’ll have to stick with the PDF on the screen.   There are a total of 8 sections on the poster, covering the following aspects

  • Architecture
  • Virtual Networking
  • Virtual Machine Snapshots
  • Live Migration
  • Storage Interfaces
  • Storage Types
  • Storage Location and Paths
  • Import and Export

People usually get caught out with networking, so that’s a useful section to pay attention to, especially as it goes into detail on the differences types of virtual networking and also the differences with and without VMQ and the benefits this brings.  The configuration of storage is also covered in some detail.  All in all, a pretty useful reference!

You can get hold of the poster here.