Archive for October 1st, 2008

Hyper-V Server Now Available!!!

Servers October 1st, 2008

Microsoft has released for download the Hyper-V Server, which is just the hypervisor.  From the website –

Since Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand-alone product, which contains only the Windows Hypervisor, Windows Server driver model and virtualization components, it provides a small footprint and minimal overhead.

This version is recommended for Server Consolidation, Test & Development, and Mixed OS Virtualization (Linux and Windows).  It does not includes some of the more advanced features for Clustering or Quick Migration.

You will need an instance of Server 2008, Vista with the Hyper-V Manager MMC, or using System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

Hyper-V Server is a free download and available today.

You can get it here.