Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V released today! (includes a list of main Hyper-V related links)

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V released today! (includes a list of main Hyper-V related links)

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Hyper-V is here!

As you can confirm on the press release linked below, the final release of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V was just announced.
You can download the final version (number 18016) immediately from the Microsoft download web site.
This version will also go to Windows Update on July 8th.

HVV

Below you will find a collection of links about Hyper-V.

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V RTM information

Press release on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V RTM
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2008/jun08/06-26hyperv.mspx

John Howard's blog post about Hyper-V RTM
http://blogs.technet.com/jhoward/archive/2008/06/26/hyper-v-rtm-announcement-available-today-from-the-microsoft-download-centre.aspx 

Hyper-V RTM Guest Operating System Support Note
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954958

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V RTM download – Direct Links

Windows Server 2008 x64 Hyper-V Parent Partition RTM package
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F3AB3D4B-63C8-4424-A738-BADED34D24ED

Windows Server 2008 x86 Hyper-V Management RTM package
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6F69D661-5B91-4E5E-A6C0-210E629E1C42

Windows Vista SP1 x64 Hyper-V Management RTM package
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=88208468-0AD6-47DE-8580-085CBA42C0C2

Windows Vista SP1 x86 Hyper-V Management RTM package
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=BF909242-2125-4D06-A968-C8A3D75FF2AA

Hyper-V and Virtualization main links

Microsoft Virtualization Home Page
http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization

Hyper-V Home Page
http://www.microsoft.com/Hyper-V

System Center Virtual Machine Manager Home Page
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scvmm

Virtualization TechCenter
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization

Hyper-V FAQ
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/hyperv-faq.aspx

Virtualization Case Studies
http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/case-studies.mspx

Virtualization Solution Accelerators
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/cc197910.aspx

Hyper-V Webcasts and Podcasts

Virtualization Capabilities of Windows Server 2008 (Level 100)
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032368894&CountryCode=US

Are You Ready for Virtualization? (Level 200)
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032372420&CountryCode=US

Virtualization Security Best Practices
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/c/b/5cb1943c-751d-4fd4-a897-38926e90a86f/BrandonBakerHyperVSecurity2Podcast.wma

TechNet Edge Interview: Hyper-V Overview with Mike Neil
http://edge.technet.com/Media/Hyper-V-hits-RTM-interview-with-Mike-Neil/

TechNet Edge Interview: Hyper-V Program managers interview Part 1
http://edge.technet.com/Media/Hyper-V-how-it-works-Interview-with-PMs-Part-1/

TechNet Edge Interview: Hyper-V Program managers interview Part 2
http://edge.technet.com/Media/Hyper-V-how-it-works-Interview-with-PMs-Part-2/

Hyper-V White Papers

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Overview
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0fe4e411-8c88-48c2-8903-3fd9cbb10d05&DisplayLang=en

Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Hyper-V
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bcaa9707-0228-4860-b088-dd261ca0c80d&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Performance Tuning Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/sysperf/Perf_tun_srv.mspx

Step-by-Step Guide for Testing Hyper-V and Failover Clustering
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cd828712-8d1e-45d1-a290-7edadf1e4e9c&DisplayLang=en

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V integration with BitLocker
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2c3c0615-baf4-4a9c-b613-3fda14e84545&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft.com Operations Virtualizes MSDN and TechNet on Hyper-V
http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/C/5/6C559B56-8556-4097-8C81-2D4E762CD48E/MSCOM_Virtualizes_MSDN_TechNet_on_Hyper-V.docx

Microsoft.com Powered by Hyper-V
http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2008/06/25/microsoft-com-powered-by-hyper-v.aspx

Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc501231.aspx 

Windows Essential Business Server Virtualization Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=840e11e7-6ce7-4b9b-a4ef-c3d5bf97f562&DisplayLang=en

Technet and MSDN blogs related to Hyper-V

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization
http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy
http://blogs.technet.com/jhoward
http://blogs.technet.com/roblarson
http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld
http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver
http://blogs.technet.com/mapblog
http://blogs.technet.com/stbnewsbytes
http://blogs.technet.com/josebda

My main Hyper-V related blog posts

Storage options for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2008/02/14/storage-options-for-windows-server-2008-s-hyper-v.aspx

More on Storage Options for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2008/03/06/more-on-storage-options-for-windows-server-2008-s-hyper-v.aspx

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Failover Clustering Options
http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2008/06/17/windows-server-2008-hyper-v-failover-clustering-options.aspx

Windows Server 2008 Core, Hyper-V and Failover Clustering - with screenshots
http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2008/04/14/snw-demo-windows-server-2008-core-hyper-v-and-failover-clustering-with-screenshots.aspx

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  • Hyper-V has RTM'ed!! That is way earlier than the initial 180 days after Windows Server 2008 release

  • Have you realized that Hyper-V has been released to manufacturing ? And nearly one month before what

  • Jose Barreto , one of my Storage colleagues, posted a huge list of links to whitepapers, documentation

  • Overview In a previous blog post, I described 5 different ways to implement Windows Server Failover Clustering