Last week we released an update that enables Hyper-V to run on systems with 24 logical processors. For example, a quad processor 6-core system. The update also allows you to run up to 192 virtual machines on such a system. A couple of things to note:
- This update does not allow you to run more virtual machines on 16 logical processor or smaller systems. Our supported limit is 8 virtual processors per logical processor, 8 times 24 is 192.
- Unless you are running on a system with greater than 16 logical processors, there is no need to install this update.
- Once you install the update on the parent partition, you will need to update the integration services inside the virtual machine.
Otherwise you can get the update from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fe36823a-7e5a-4262-9bf5-d6b3ae3ad375&DisplayLang=en