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Monday, 22 September 2008

Hyper-V Server

Microsoft have recently announced Microsoft Hyper-V Server. This product is a dedicated operating system for running Hyper-V. The best way to describe this product is a Windows Server Core system dedicated to Hyper-V. But unlike Windows Server Core the only component is Hyper-V, no AD, DNS, DHCP etc.

This product provides all the base functionality of Hyper-V from the other Windows 2008 platforms. The product still leverages the Windows driver model so all your device drivers will work. The product will be available for download from Microsoft during the second week of October 2008 and is completely free of charge. The main restriction to be aware of is this product does not support the Windows/Hyper-V high availability features but if you need those you can just purchase Windows Server 2008 Enterprise or Datacenter edition and copy over your Virtual Hard Disk files.


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