BIG DAY FOR HYPER-V!!!


 


It’s a big day for Microsoft virtualization! Today, we are announcing the PUBLIC RELEASE Windows Server 2008 RC1 with Hyper-V Beta! A few highlights include:


 


1.       Quick Migration and high availability providing solutions for planned and unplanned downtime


2.       Support for running Hyper-V with Server Core in the parent partition


3.       Import/Export of virtual machines


4.       Hyper-V now integrated with Windows Server Manager


5.       Integration components are now included in Windows Server 2008 meaning that when you install Windows Server 2008 in a Hyper-V virtual machine, Windows will automatically install the ICs.


6.       VHD Tools support (compaction, expansion and inspection)


7.       Emulated video card has changed from an S3 Trio video card to a more generic VESA compatible device. (This change resolves numerous video issues with non-Windows operating systems like Linux).


8.       Support for up to four virtual SCSI controllers per virtual machine


9.       Numerous fixes for compatibility, performance and scalability


 


Hyper-V Videos on Soapbox here:


 


 


Video: Symmetric Multiprocessing with Windows Server virtualization (Hyper-V)

 


Video: Virtual networking with Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V

 


Video: Virtual storage for Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V