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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Features

Microsoft Released Windows Server 2008 R2 in July and this comes with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. This new version of Hyper-V changes the game when considering virtualization solutions. Realistically businesses will need to look at this option particularly in the current economy where IT needs to do more with less. Much needed Live Migration has been added and customers get increased availability with support for planned and unplanned downtime scenarios.

· Available as a free download: http://tinyurl.com/5plkqa
· Support for live migration for “zero downtime” planned migrations
· Support for host clustering for unplanned downtime protection
· Improved scalability with support for 1 TB host memory and up to 8 sockets

Live Migration
#1 Customer Requested Feature
Processor Compatibility Mode

New Processor Support
Improved Performance
Lower Power Costs

Enhanced Scalability (4x Improvement)
Support for 64 Logical Processors
Support for up to 384 Running VMs or up to 512 virtual processors
Greater VM Density
Lower TCO

Networking Enhancements
Improved Network Performance
10 Gb/E Ready

Dynamic Virtual Machine Capabilities
Live Migration
Hot Add/Remove Virtual Storage

Boot From Flash

Usability Enhancements
SCONFIG Enhancements