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Difference between Standalone Virtual Machine and Virtual Machine Role

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  • I am not a VMM guy but i have a simple question:

    What is the difference between a Standalone VM and VM Role? When i create a Standalone VM, i can see it being created as "Standalone". When i create a VM Role, it is created as "Role" and inside that i see an "instance" created. No clue what is the difference between these 3 and as an Enterprise using private cloud, which one should i focus on using and why?

    I also noticed that when creating a VM Role, i can specify the size (small, medium etc.). Why do i not have such options while creating a Standalone VM? I want user to specify how big VM they want but it is not a VM, its a VM Role that has a VM. Why is it so confusing?


    • Edited by salpad Saturday, August 09, 2014 3:48 AM
    Saturday, August 09, 2014 3:47 AM

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