Hyper-V in Win server 2008 R2

Why Hyper-v?

Hyper-V provides a fast, fully supported, hypervisor-based virtualization solution that gives you the flexibility to manage your IT resources more effectively and efficiently.

What are all the key areas of improvement in Hyper v in Win server 2008 R2?

The key areas of improvement in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V are as follows:

1. Scalability Hyper-V now supports up to 64 logical processors per physical host.

2. Availability Hyper-V now supports live migration of virtual machines (VMs) using Clustered Shared Volumes (CSVs).

3. Efficiency Hyper-V now supports improved networking.

4. Flexibility Hyper-V now supports dynamic addition or removal of storage.

What is 1+1 Licensing of Hyper-v

If you’re using Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard on the physical host computer, and you don’t

enable any roles other than the Hyper-V role, you have a license to run a second copy of the

Windows Server software virtualized on that physical server. This is sometimes referred to as

“1+1” licensing.

Hyper-V Manager Console

The Hyper-V Manager console is the default way to manage nonclustered Hyper-V nodes. It integrates into the Server Manager console or runs stand-alone.

With the Hyper-V console, you can manage all aspects of a VM except clustering. You can add or delete VMs, add networks, change the settings on a VM, export it, take a snapshot, and all the other things you need to do to a VM.


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