Chapter 7. Microsoft Hyper-V

Hyper-V is Microsoft’s entry into the server virtualization space. Its desktop virtualization product, Virtual PC (covered in Chapter 6, “Microsoft Virtual PC”), has enjoyed widespread success but can’t compare to a server-based hypervisor product. Hyper-V is, as the name implies, a true Windows-based hypervisor. You’ll need a dedicated, 64-bit, multicore processor, high-capacity server system on which to install it. Windows 2008 ships Hyper-V ready.

Hyper-V should prove to be a formidable player in the server virtualization market because it includes native support for Windows virtualization. It is a typical Microsoft application in that it is easy to use, intuitive, and has native hooks into the Windows ...

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