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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook by Leandro Carvalho

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Differences between Hyper-V, Hyper-V Server, Hyper-V Client, and VMware

There are three different versions of Hyper-V—the role that is installed on Windows Server 2012, its free version called Hyper-V Server and the Hyper-V that comes in Windows 8 called Hyper-V Client. The following sections will explain the differences between all the versions and a comparison between Hyper-V and its competitor, VMware.

Hyper-V limitations improvements

Hyper-V has impressively improved since its first version. The new limits compared with the previous version sometimes are 16 times bigger. Quite impressive for a third release.

The following table shows the improvements based on Hyper-V of Windows Server 2008 R2:

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

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