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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 Virtual machine files

Virtual Machine files



  •  XML files 
These files contain the virtual machine configuration details.  There is one of these for each virtual machine and each snapshot of a virtual machine.  They are always named with the GUID used to internally identify the virtual machine or snapshot in question.


  • .BIN files
This file contains the memory of a virtual machine or snapshot that is in a saved state.

  • .VSV files
This file contains the saved state from the devices associated with the virtual machine.

  • .VHD files
These are the virtual hard disk files for the virtual machine

  • .AVHD files
These are the differencing disk files used for virtual machine snapshots

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