2.4. Utilizing Virtualization

Windows Server virtualization, or Hyper-V, is one of the most talked about additions to Server 2008. A single physical server can host an almost unlimited number of virtual servers. I say "almost" because you are limited to only the hardware capabilities.

Virtual servers hosted on a single physical server appear and behave as if they were actually physical servers on the network. If you'll forgive the pun, from a client perspective, there is virtually no difference.

Consider Figures 2.8 and 2.9. Figure 2.8 shows three virtual servers (DC1, DNS1, and DHCP1) hosted on a single physical server with two of the servers running Server Core.


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