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Great stand-alone hypervisor-based virtualization product.
Reliable and responsive
Micro-kernelized hypervisor with no third party device drivers
Rapidly provision new virtual machines
Easily integrates into existing infrastructure
Leverage existing management tools (e.g,: System Center, VMM)
Leverage existing support tools & processes
Leverage existing IT Pro skill-set and knowledge
Microsoft Hyper-V Server (HVS) Contains Windows hypervisor and other components, including base kernel and driver technologies. Hyper-V, feature of Windows Server 2008 Available as a role in Server Core or full installation of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Windows or Linux Hardware Windows (parent partition) Windows or Linux Windows hypervisor Windows hypervisor Windows or Linux Hardware Parent Partition Windows or Linux Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Windows Server Enterprise Edition Includes virtualization rights for WS2008 (1 physical + 4guests) Windows Server Datacenter Edition Includes virtualization rights for WS2008 DC per proc (1 physical + unlimited guests) Scalable and Robust Virtualization Basic Virtualization Up to 32 GB Memory Greater than 32 GB Memory +Quick Migration +Multi-Site Clustering Scale-Up >4P & >32GB Microsoft Hyper-V Server World-Class Virtualization of WS2000, WS2003, Linux, and Windows Clients
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 will be available as a free download within the next 30 days from http://www.microsoft.com/hyper-VServer
No CALs are required for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008.
CALs are still required for the guest OS.
Every guest OS instance must be licensed.
Customers who want flexible virtualization rights should use Windows Server 2008.
Windows Server 2008 Std Edition
1 VM instance included
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
4 VM instances included
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition
Unlimited VM instances per processor license
Capabilities Microsoft Hyper-V Server WS 2008 Standard WS 2008 EE, DC Processor Architecture - 64 bit Yes Yes Yes Hypervisor-based Yes Yes Yes Product Type Standalone product Operating System Operating System Number of Sockets Up to 4 Up to 4 Up to 8 = EE | Up to 64 = DC Memory Up to 32 GB Up to 32 GB Up to 1TB memory VM Migration None None Quick Migration (EE & DC) Administrative UI Command Line & remote management Command Line, remote management, and GUI (Hyper-V Manager MMC) Management Existing management tools Manageable by SC Virtual Machine Manager Yes Yes Yes Virtualization Rights for Windows Server 2008 guests 0 1 VM EE = 4 VM DC Edition = unl. VM per proc Number of running VM Guests Up to 128, or as many as physical resources allow Windows Server 2008 CALs Required for Guest Server OS No Yes Yes Storage Direct Attach Storage (DAS): SATA, eSATA, PATA, SAS, SCSI, USB, Firewire Storage Area Networks (SANs): iSCSI, Fiber Channel, SAS Network Attached Storage (NAS) Guest OS support Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows 2000 Server, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Windows Vista SP1 & Windows XP SP3/SP2