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Hyper-V 2.0

Hyper-V 2.0

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Hyper-V hasn’t been around that long, yet already we’re talking about key features that are coming in the next release!  I guess Live Migration was always going to be top of the list for many people, as for me, it’s the one killer feature that Hyper-V was lacking, but still, there are many organisations out there who’ve adopted Hyper-V, who are finding that Quick Migration is fine for them.

So, what can we expect from the next version of Hyper-V?

  • Live Migration (utilising a new Clustered Shared Volumes technology)
  • 32 Logical Proc Support
  • Hot Add/Remove Storage
  • Second Level Address Translation – Leveraging new Virtualisation technology built into next generation of Intel/AMD chips
  • Dynamic Memory
  • Boot from VHD
  • Networking Improvements
  • Virtualised I/O

You can read more information over at Hypervoria, and more at Bink.nu.

I think, for me, the thing that is significant about Hyper-V 2.0, is that everything you’ve already put in place, around your storage, management, LUN structure, networking etc, doesn’t have to change.  Apply the R2 update, turn on Clustered Shared Volumes, and Live Migration, among other things, is enabled.  You’ll obviously have to reboot somewhere in there, plus you’ll probably need to update the integration components inside the VMs, but the process shouldn’t be too painful.  I guess time will tell – it’s a fair while off yet, but the beta’s will be just around the corner…

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  • PingBack from http://mstechnews.info/2008/10/hyper-v-20/

  • Or whatever the name it will be given… it’s now “almost” public, here are the new features : Live Migration

  • I mentioned I was presenting on Virtualization a week or so ago, and Matt was presenting another of the

  • Hi matt, do you know if with the Hyper V 2.0 we will be able to have more than 4 virtual CPUS? this is a feature i would love!

    Thanks

    Anthony

  • I'm not sure if vCPUs have been announced yet - I haven't seen anything internally yet, but I guess this will be confirmed in the near future!

    Matt

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