Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 (Free live migration anyone!) available for download

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 (Free live migration anyone!) available for download

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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

 

We will be at VMworld to meet customers and share this news with them. Stop by our booth (#2422) and follow us as we blog and tweet.

Vijay Tewari

Principal Program Manager, Windows Virtualization Team

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