Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta

Right after Windows 7 beta now the beta version of Windows Server 2008 R2 is available too. For links see my previous post.

At the same time Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta – what a mouthful – is available too. So no better time to check out the new and enhanced features of the standalone virtualization server from Microsoft. Here are some of the reasons why:

  • Support for Failover clustering
  • Live Migration support
  • Improved memory and CPU support
  • Updated config utility

Find out details about these and other features via the Hyper-V Server homepage.

Useful links:

ISO download:                                          http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E464E255-CDD5-44B2-84E6-3233EAE3F356&displaylang=en

Beta Overview document:                                   http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F81A38D2-A152-4DDE-96E6-2AA184FDF9B7&displaylang=en

Beta Configuration Tool Guide:                        http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5C88B04D-2896-4FA4-9E59-7BC4442FF333&displaylang=en

TechNet and MSDN:

TechNet subscriber download: http://technet.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx?pv=1:352

MSDN subscriber download:                  http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx?pv=1:352