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Mastering Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 by Byron Hynes, Wendy Henry, Aidan Finn, Darril Gibson, Mark Minasi

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Chapter 29. Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

If there is anything that the IT industry has shown us, it must be that technologies go in and out of fashion but seem to be resurrected when their time comes again. Server virtualization is one of these topics. Mainframes did it 30 years ago, and now virtualization is becoming big in the Windows world. With Windows Server 2008, Microsoft has introduced its own native server virtualization software, called Hyper-V. In Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft has upgraded Hyper-V with new possibilities and higher performance. The two versions are mostly compatible, and where relevant we will note the differences.

Virtualization is a huge subject. Typically, server virtualization is a game of big iron: many ...

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