Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Getting Started Guide
Applies To: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
Microsoft® Hyper-V® Server 2008 R2 is the next generation of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, which is a hypervisor-based product that was first released in September 2008. Hyper-V Server provides a simplified, reliable, and optimized virtualization solution, which enables improved server utilization and reduced costs. Because Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand-alone product that contains only the Windows® hypervisor, a Windows Server® driver model, and virtualization components, it provides a small footprint and minimal overhead. It can easily fit into customers’ existing IT environments, leveraging their existing provisioning, management, support tools, processes, and skills.