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PC-Technix
12-21-2011, 01:32 AM
Just had a notification of this being free I don't know how much is free but it might be worth a look at it. I myself love Server 2008 and it could be worth running it in VMware and having a play with it for them that have not used it before.


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd776191.aspx

hondablaster
12-21-2011, 06:02 AM
Wait a sec...

This is separate from Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper V?

So its a true type 1 hypervisor? Wow, I had no idea Microsoft was coming out with a baremetal HyperVisor.

I am thoroughly confused yet excited!

dbdawn
12-21-2011, 07:04 AM
I think it is just the basic CLI version that is free.

PC-Technix
12-21-2011, 01:35 PM
Wait a sec...

This is separate from Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper V?

So its a true type 1 hypervisor? Wow, I had no idea Microsoft was coming out with a baremetal HyperVisor.

I am thoroughly confused yet excited!

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is the hypervisor-based server virtualization product that allows you to consolidate workloads onto a single physical server. It is a stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs.

Since Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand-alone product which contains only the Windows Hypervisor, Windows Server driver model, and virtualization components, it provides a small footprint and minimal overhead.

Key Benefits:

Enables workload consolidation.

It Provides a simplified virtualization solution.

It Works with existing IT Infrastructures.

And it Capitalizes on existing processes.

krtechsolutions
01-09-2012, 08:30 PM
remote management is not fun :(

Tekko
01-09-2012, 09:46 PM
Time to see how it stacks against the rest, thanks.