Virtual Server 2005 R2 RTMs

Hi All,

Well – Virtual Server 2005 R2 has RTM’d.  Some high level details of the changes in Virtual Server 2005 R2 are as follows:

  • Virtual Server host clustering. Support for host-to-host connectivity lets you cluster all virtual machines running on a host.
  • iSCSI support. iSCSI clustering enables guest-to-guest connectivity across physical machines.
  • x64 support. Virtual Server runs natively within a 64-bit Windows host operating system, providing increased performance and memory headroom.
  • Enhanced PXE booting. Virtual Server now includes improved hyperthreading, support for F6 Disk (SCSI driver), and virtual disk pre-compactor functionality.
  • Performance improvements.

For more details checkout:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/evaluation/vsoverview.mspx

and:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/default.mspx

Cheers,
Ben