Hyper-V WMI Provider


Hyper-V provides a scalable, reliable, and highly available virtualized server computing environment. It enables one or more guest operating systems to run concurrently on a single physical computer. Key uses for virtual machine technology include the following:

  • Server consolidation
  • Consolidation of development and testing environments
  • Simplified disaster recovery

Run-time requirements

Hyper-V services require an x64-based system that supports hardware-assisted virtualization running Hyper-V. Programs that interact with the Hyper-V WMI interfaces however, can run remotely on any system that supports WMI.

In this section

Topic Description
About the Hyper-V WMI Provider
Key virtualization concepts and a high-level view of the WMI provider.
Using the Hyper-V WMI Provider
Sample code that demonstrates common tasks.
Hyper-V WMI Classes
Documentation of the WMI classes you can use to manage the Hyper-V environment.

Hyper-V (Windows Server 2008 R2 Technical Library)

Windows Management Instrumentation

Windows Server Virtualization