Windows Essential Business Server Virtualization
Applies To: Windows Essential Business Server
Server virtualization enables multiple operating systems to run on a single physical server as virtual machines. With server virtualization, you can consolidate the workloads of multiple servers onto a smaller number of fully utilized servers. Fewer servers can reduce hardware, energy, and management costs. By using the Microsoft® Hyper-V™ technology in the Windows Server® 2008 operating system, you can run a virtualized instance of Windows® Essential Business Server on a single server or several servers.
Virtualizing Windows EBS consists of the following steps:
Choose a virtualization configuration
Install and enable Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008
Create and configure the virtual machines for Windows EBS
Install Windows EBS on the virtual machines
This document covers virtualizing Windows EBS Standard.
For more information on virtualization and the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V technology, see: