Predčasno (in brez predhodnih internih najav) je bila v četrtek predstavljena prva beta različica Microsoftove virtualizacije, ki bazira na tehnologiji hipervizor - pod imenom Hyper-V.

Ključne značilnosti so:

  1. Quick Migration and high availability providing solutions for planned and unplanned downtime
  2. Support for running Hyper-V with Server Core in the parent partition
  3. Import/Export of virtual machines
  4. Hyper-V now integrated with Windows Server Manager
  5. Integration components are now included in Windows Server 2008 meaning that when you install Windows Server 2008 in a Hyper-V virtual machine, Windows will automatically install the ICs.
  6. VHD Tools support (compaction, expansion and inspection)
  7. Emulated video card has changed from an S3 Trio video card to a more generic VESA compatible device. (This change resolves numerous video issues with non-Windows operating systems like Linux).
  8. Support for up to four virtual SCSI controllers per virtual machine
  9. Numerous fixes for compatibility, performance and scalability

Ta različica je na voljo samo v preizkusni različici Windows server 2008 RC1 Enterprise Edition, v ostalih različicah je še vedno vključena stara virtualizacija. Če boste preizkušali Windows Server 2008 sedaj, vam vsekakor priporočam to različico.

Več si lahko preberete še na blogu Windows Server Division Weblog ali Microsoftovi spletni strani, ki govori o virtualizaciji.

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