Hyper-V WMI API's are now available!

    General discussion


    The virtualization team is pleased to announce the public beta release of the Hyper-V WMI interfaces.


    Hyper-V WMI APIs. Hyper-V uses WMI APIs (similar to the Virtual Server COM API) to create, manage, monitor, configure virtual resources. We expect the Hyper-V WMI APIs to be used widely in a variety of ways such as:

    ·         By third party management vendors who want to write tools to manage WSV (examples, HP Openview & IBM Director)

    ·         By enterprises who want to integrate with an existing management solution

    ·         Developers who want to automate virtualization in a test/dev environments through scripts


    The Hyper-V WMI APIs are publicly available here:



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    Thursday, January 24, 2008 3:08 PM