Hyper-V on Windows Server
Applies To: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
The Hyper-V role in Windows Server lets you create a virtualized computing environment where you can create and manage virtual machines. You can run multiple operating systems on one physical computer and isolate the operating systems from each other. With this technology, you can improve the efficiency of your computing resources and free up your hardware resources.
See the topics in the following table to learn more about Hyper-V on Windows Server.
Hyper-V resources for IT Pros
The following table lists technologies that you might want to use in your virtualization computing environment.
|Client Hyper-V||Virtualization technology included with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 that you can install through Programs and Features in the Control Panel.|
|Failover Clustering||Windows Server feature that provides high availability for Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines.|
|Virtual Machine Manager||System Center component that provides a management solution for the virtualized datacenter. You can configure and manage your virtualization hosts, networks, and storage resources so you can create and deploy virtual machines and services to private clouds that you've created.|
|Windows Containers||Use Windows Server and Hyper-V containers to provide standardized environments for development, test, and production teams.|
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