Deploying Hyper-V Host Servers

The installation of Hyper-V starts with the installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 onto the physical server. This might sound wrong for a hypervisor. It sounds more like the process for installing a product such as Microsoft's Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 or VMware Virtual Server. As we explained in Chapter 2, enabling the Hyper-V role in the operating system will slip the hypervisor beneath it and convert the operating system into the parent partition (or host operating system).

You have two basic ways to install the parent partition. The first is to perform a manual installation. This is time-consuming, requiring you to sit at the server (or remote console), install Windows Server 2008 R2, enable the Hyper-V role, ...

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