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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Chapter 1. Introducing Virtualization

The objective of this book is to provide an in-depth look at the new Microsoft virtualization technology named Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. Hyper-V represents the evolution of Microsoft virtualization technology from the hosted architecture of Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 that runs on top of a Windows operating system to a hypervisor-based architecture. Within Hyper-V, the Windows hypervisor is a software layer that runs directly on physical hardware, enables the execution of multiple, isolated environments (or partitions) with separate ...

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