Microsoft released 'Hyper-V Release

>> Saturday, 25 June 2011

Reaching the next major milestone in virtualization development, Microsoft today made broadly available a feature-complete release candidate of Microsoft Hyper-V, the hypervisor-based virtualization software available with various versions of Windows Server 2008. A beta of Hyper-V was included with Windows Server 2008 when it launched last month, and this release candidate provides updated, near-final code.

Hyper-V provides customers with efficient and cost-effective virtualization infrastructure software. It enables customers to reduce operating costs by increasing hardware utilization, optimizing infrastructure and improving server availability.

The first release candidate of Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008's new hardware-based support for guest operating system virtualization, was released in March. In true binary tradition, that was Release Candidate 0. Today, Microsoft's Virtualization team has followed up with RC1, which adds limited guest operating system support for Windows 2000 Server SP4 and Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4.

Also today, the Virtualization team revealed, through the publication of a special white paper (DOCX available here), that it had already completed the first stage of its own internal Hyper-V tests, which involved a full migration of the company's MSDN and TechNet servers from the physical to the virtual world.

Testers running SUSE Linux 10 will be delighted to note that the upgraded system adds mouse integration support -- essentially, the guest Linux equivalent of Microsoft's "Virtual Machine Additions." This way, a guest Linux window can pick up the mouse pointer as it's moving across the whole Windows screen seamlessly, rather than create a situation where the pointer has to be "captured" every time the user


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