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Microsoft Server Windows Server Hyper-V
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the next-generation hypervisor-based server virtualization technology, is available as an integral feature of Windows Server 2008 and enables you to implement server virtualization with ease. Hyper-V allows you to make the best use of your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines (VMs) running on a single physical machine.
Hyper-V provides a reliable virtualization platform that enables customers to virtualize their infrastructure and reduce costs. It has thin microkernelized hypervisor architecture with minimal attack surface and is available as a Server Core role. With System Center integrated management tools, customers can use a single set of tools to manage both their physical and virtual resources. It easily plugs into customers’ IT infrastructure, as they can leverage their existing patching, provisioning, management and support tools, and processes. It provides great value, as it is available as a feature of Windows Server 2008 R2, and customers can leverage the breadth of solutions from Microsoft partners, existing IT Pro skill sets, and comprehensive support from Microsoft.
Key Features of Hyper-V
Hyper-V as a part of Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter) adds new features to the first version of Hyper-V. For example, by using live migration in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, you can migrate running virtual machines (VMs) from one physical computer to another and add or remove storage from a VM while it is running. In addition, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V takes better advantage of physical computer hardware with greater processor support and deeper support for physical computer hardware.
Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2 includes five core areas of improvement for creating dynamic virtual data centers:
- Increased availability for virtualized data centers
- Improved management of virtualized data centers
- Increased performance and hardware support for Hyper-V virtual machines
- Improved virtual networking performance