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Hyper-V Beta now available for download!

Hyper-V Beta now available for download!

Postby shreader » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:03 am

Hyper-V Beta now available for download!
Go and get it while it's hot:

HERE

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.

Cheers,
Ben

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Postby shreader » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:09 am

These release notes address known issues about this Beta release of Hyper-V
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Postby shreader » Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:56 am

That fun didn't last long :no

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The AMD x64 CPU I have (in the Test Rig) is not new enough it appears, nothing in the BIOS for hardware Vitalization :blah:
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Postby Nativedude » Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:07 am

So what all does Hyper-V do?
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Postby shreader » Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:28 pm

Nativedude wrote:So what all does Hyper-V do?


Thank you for asking Adam ^*^


From: The Hyper-V Installation Prerequisites


Overview of Hyper-V

Hyper-V
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Postby kd1966 » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:28 am

We're getting ESX at our work; essentially taking our current 21-25 physical servers and drop down to 7 physical boxes running the same number of server OS's virtually........... I can't wait to start working on it (With the network admin) The Hyper thing sounds pretty cool though; I presume this is more geared toward desktops..??
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Postby jaelanicu » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:39 am

Isn't Hyper-V designed to be used with each of the Terminal Server's clients?
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