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Learning Hyper-V by Vinícius R. Apolinário

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Dynamic memory

Dynamic memory is a feature that was released in Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. It was a long awaited feature for Hyper-V as its major competitors had other features for managing VM memory, and, until that point, Hyper-V option was the static VM memory.

This feature allows you to configure not only the amount of memory for a VM, but also define a Minimum and Maximum of vRAM. In case the VM memory is stressed, Hyper-V can provide more memory to the VM, as long as the host has physical memory. An important point for Dynamic memory is that it only uses physical memory. Other memory management techniques in the market use processors (page sharing) or disks (Second Level Paging) to address memory ...

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