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  • Question

  • Hi guys,

    I'm researching about virtualization and hypervisors. Citrix XenServer has Xen Center, VMWare has Vsphere center. So, why Microsoft Hyper-v has many management softwares (Hyper-v manager, SCVMM and AZMan)? Is it because the development or their tasks?

    Thank you,

    phuong.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 3:42 AM

Answers

  • Yes, you should be researching SCVMM the most. AZMan really has no pertinence to what you're researching. Check out this article:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb897401.aspx

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:38 PM
  • AzMan is about authorization.  It is core to windows.  It is all about users mapped to tasks they are allowed to perform and reaches across all of Server.

    XenCenter = the vCenter client application (connecting direct to an ESX server) = Hyper-V Manager.  They are all locally installed clients, they directly manage hypervisors, there is no management layer.

    vCenter = SCVMM = CloudStack = OpenStack  These are all management layers (also aggregation layers).  They do more than manage the hypervisor, they also orchestrate and manage VM lifecycles.


    Brian Ehlert
    http://ITProctology.blogspot.com
    Learn. Apply. Repeat.
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    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 3:24 PM

All replies

  • This is very high level, but:

    • For all intents and purposes, SCVMM = XenCenter = vCenter.
    • I would also make the comparison between Hyper-V Manager and the vCenter Client (however, I realize they are a bit different on how they operate but, overall, they are very similar).
    • AZMan is not in the equation of virtualization management (when you compare to vCenter).


    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:05 AM
  • I've found that AZMan first appeared in Windows Server 2003 and 2009 for SCVMM.

    Do you mean that AZMan is not focusing on virtualization. In that case, when learning about management software in Hyper-v, we should research SCVMM.

    Thank in advance!

    phuong.


    • Edited by ctphuong Wednesday, March 20, 2013 7:10 AM
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 7:09 AM
  • Yes, you should be researching SCVMM the most. AZMan really has no pertinence to what you're researching. Check out this article:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb897401.aspx

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:38 PM
  • AzMan is about authorization.  It is core to windows.  It is all about users mapped to tasks they are allowed to perform and reaches across all of Server.

    XenCenter = the vCenter client application (connecting direct to an ESX server) = Hyper-V Manager.  They are all locally installed clients, they directly manage hypervisors, there is no management layer.

    vCenter = SCVMM = CloudStack = OpenStack  These are all management layers (also aggregation layers).  They do more than manage the hypervisor, they also orchestrate and manage VM lifecycles.


    Brian Ehlert
    http://ITProctology.blogspot.com
    Learn. Apply. Repeat.
    Disclaimer: Attempting change is of your own free will.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 3:24 PM