Saturday, January 26, 2008

IBM Director and Hyper-V

Microsoft recently released the their WMI API's for Hyper-V. They can be found HERE. The WMI APIs extend Hyper-V management and tasks to scripting languages (much like the Virtual Server COM APIs).

What I found interesting was this little tidbit in a post by Mike Sterling, a Microsoft Community rep who frequently posts in the Hyper-V Technet Forum:

"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)"

I know IBM Director already attempts to manage VMware, it will be interesting to see what type of support they have for Hyper-V when the time comes around.

1 comment:

D said...

My guess is less than significant support for Virtual Server vs. Vmware. But that's just me.