Hyper-V Beta now available for download!
Go and get it while it's hot:
This is Windows Server 2008 RC1 with the Hyper-V Beta components.
Lots of changes since the preview, huge improvements in performance, stability and compatibility as well as:
Support for installing Hyper-V on Windows Server core.
Support for clustering of Hyper-V.
Support for VSS backup of Hyper-V.
Integration Services are now part of Windows Server 2008 (which means that if you use the CD image of this beta to install Windows Server 2008 inside a virtual machine - Integration Services will automatically be there with no need for you to perform extra steps).
I will post detailed installation instructions soon - but two pointers to get you started:
There are no .MSUs anymore. Just install Windows, select to install a new server role, and select 'Hyper-V'.
You need to install using 'English (United States)'. If you install with any other language (or flavor of English) Hyper-V will not work. However - you can change the local / keyboard preferences for your user after installation without any problems.
Published Thursday, December 13, 2007 9:21 AM by Virtual PC Guy
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