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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 2. Hyper-V Overview

This chapter contains an overview of the Hyper-V features available as a role in a full installation of Windows Server 2008, as a Server Core role, and in Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008. In order to provide a robust virtualization platform that abstracts physical hardware dependencies and scales to support numerous concurrent workloads, Hyper-V is based on a hypervisor-based architecture that enables standard services and resources to create, manage, and execute virtual machines. Hyper-V offers a standard virtual hardware environment, virtual hard ...

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