The World Simplified is a Virtual World

The Adventures of Justin Zarb and Dave Falkus in the Virtual Jungle

Windows Server 2008 RC1 With Hyper-V Beta Now Available

Windows Server 2008 RC1 With Hyper-V Beta Now Available

  • Comments 1
  • Likes

imageYou have got to see this! I mean its very very cool. Jeff posted up on the Virtualization site some great video and to add they posted some video's on Hyper-V. Get downloading  this and playing with the product HERE.

----------------------------------------

Greetings! Jeff Woolsey here from the virtualization team. We have some big news today! We just released the Windows Hyper-V BETA! The Hyper-V beta is a major step forward from the Preview release we provided just a couple of months ago. This beta is publicly available and you can download it HERE.

Some of the new features added since the Windows Hyper-V CTP include:

  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
  10. ...and lots more that I'll cover in upcoming blogs

In short, you want to start evaluating Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V today!

The last thing I want point out are a couple of Hyper-V videos that demonstrate just some of Hyper-V's built-in SMP, networking and storage capabilities. Cheers!

Windows Hyper-V SMP Virtual Machines...

Windows Hyper-V Virtual Storage...

Windows Hyper-V Networking...

Your comment has been posted.   Close
Thank you, your comment requires moderation so it may take a while to appear.   Close
Leave a Comment