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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Posted by Rubel Khan on August 28, 2009

We are really excited to announce that Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is available for download here. It’s been a long an exciting journey bringing this product to our customers.

The chart below tells it all, we have listened to our customers and have designed the product to meet their needs. This is a robust virtualization platform with live migration built in at no extra charge.

Comparing Hyper-V Server V1 vs. V2

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
Physical processor support Up to 4 processors Up to 8 processors
Logical processor support Up to 16 Up to 64
Physical memory support Up to 32 GB Up to 1 TB
Live migration No Yes
High availability No Yes
Management options Hyper-V MMC, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008/R2 Remote Server Administration Tool (Free), Windows Server 2008 R2, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

And don’t forget that Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 also supports boot from flash for our OEM partners.

Just to recap this release has the following features

(a)    High availability and live migration for managing a dynamic IT infrastructure

(b)    Support for 64 logical processors future proofing our customers to scale up with the hardware

(c)    Support for running up to 384 virtual machines with up to 512 virtual processors

(d)    Processor compatibility mode for live migration across different processor SKU’s from the same vendor

(e)    Hot add/remove virtual storage

(f)     Networking enhancements (VMQ, Chimney, support for Jumbo Frames)

(g)    Simplified management using sconfig

(h)    Boot from flash


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