Now that we have Hyper-V available as a Server Role on Windows Server 2008 Server Core I feel it's time to explain why Server Core would be the ideal Windows Server 2008 Installation method to install Hyper-V on, instead of the Full Installation method.
Ben Armstrong, the Virtual Guy, just posted about the availability of a special version of Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 1 that contains an updated version of Hyper-V, which is now a Beta. The best news is this version is available for public download! There's a small catch for testers though. It looks like the … Continue reading "(RC1 with) Hyper-V Beta available for testing"
In my opinion Windows Server 2008 Server Core servers are perfect for virtualization. They don't eat up a lot of resources and they don't have excess baggage. Server Core as a guest might meet your virtualization demands, but think about host configurations…
According to older news Windows Vista Enterprise and Windows Vista Ultimate would both have a feature called Virtual PC Express. In fact both versions of Windows Vista do not ship with this feature. Clearly the cause of this is the new virtualization path Microsoft has chosen nearly nine months ago. Virtual PC Express, which was rumored … Continue reading "The Non-Existence of Virtual PC Express"
Just like VMWare's Virtual Server, the VMWare Player, Xen (and of course Microsoft's Virtual Server) Microsoft Virtual PC is now free!