Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate for download


The news is spreading out, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate for download!

And along with it all the marketing stuff, cheaper, oops I mean FREE, and of course better than the other hypervisors…

Let’s put it on the grill and test it thoroughly to go beyond sales department bla bla

 

 Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 includes Live Migration and High Availability. Period. No Strings Attached.

Live Migration is a great solution for planned downtime such as servicing the underlying hardware like adding more memory, storage or applying a BIOS update. Simply Live Migrate the virtual machines to another server (without downtime) shutdown the physical server and perform the maintenance. When the maintenance is complete, Live Migrate the virtual machines back and your done.

High Availability is a great solution for unplanned downtime. For example, suppose someone accidentally unplugs the wrong power cable on a server. The virtual machine on the server that just unexpectedly went down will automatically restart on another node without any user intervention.

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 includes both these capabilities as well as our new Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) capabilities to simplify storage management and run multiple virtual machines from a single LUN.

 

Full article here

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Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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