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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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Partitions

Partitions are containers isolated from each other by the hypervisor. A partition consists of virtual memory address space, one or more virtual processors, worker processes, and communication interfaces. The virtual memory address space of a partition is mapped to the physical memory address space of the physical server. The number of virtual processors in a partition cannot exceed the number of hardware threads in the physical server.

A partition can be assigned or can obtain access to specific hardware resources (memory, devices, CPU cycles, and so on). Each partition has certain permissions and access right policy that is enforced by the Windows hypervisor.

There are two types of partitions in Hyper-V: parent and child. Hyper-V contains ...

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