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Cloud on Your Terms Part 7 of 30: Hyper-V for the VMware Professional

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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. Smile 

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.

Product Terminology

VMware

Microsoft

Web Access

Self Service Portal

VI Client

Hyper-V Manager

Consolidated Backup

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)

vCenter

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)

Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)

Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO)

Virtual Machine Terminology

VMware

Microsoft

VMware Tools

Integration Component

Service Console

Parent Partition

VM SCSI

VM IDE Boot

Hot Add Disks, Storage, Memory

Hot Add Disks, Storage, Memory

Distributed Power Management

Core Parking & Dynamic Optimization

Standard/Distributed Switch

Virtual Switch

Templates

Templates

Converter

SCVMM P2V / V2V

Update Manager

Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST)

Storage Terminology

VMware

Microsoft

VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk)

VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)

Raw Device Mapping

Pass-Through Disk

Storage vMotion

Quick Storage Migration

Thin Provisioning

Dynamic Disk

Volume/Extent Grow

Expand Disk / Volume

High-Availability Terminology

VMware

Microsoft

VMware HA (High-Availability)

Failover Clustering

vMotion

Live Migration

Primary Node

Coordinator Node

VM Affinity

VM Affinity

VMFS

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 https://aka.ms/cloudseries.