Published: April 2011
This guide helps you get started with Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 by providing information about its features, hardware requirements, and how to set up and manage it.
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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Getting Started Guide 5
New Features 5
Virtualization Platform Comparison 6
Setting Up Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 8
Review Prerequisites for Installation 8
Network adapters 9
Additional considerations 9Install Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 9
Configure Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 10
Manage Hardware and Drivers 11
Adding hardware 11
Configure Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 for Remote Management 12
Manage Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Remotely 13
Configure Virtual Networks 15
Configure and Manage Failover Clustering 15
Additional References 16
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Getting Started GuideMicrosoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 is the next generation of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, which is a hypervisor-based product that was first released in September 2008. Hyper-V Server provides a simplified, reliable, and optimized virtualization solution, which enables improved server utilization and reduced costs. Because Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand-alone product that contains only theWindows® hypervisor, a Windows Server® driver model, and virtualization components, it provides a small footprint and minimal overhead. It can easily fit into customers’ existing IT environments, leveraging their existing provisioning, management, support tools, processes, and skills.
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) contains the same virtualization feature set as theHyper-V role in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Some of the features included in Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 are:
• Dynamic Memory: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 introduces Dynamic Memory as a new feature to help use physical host memory more efficiently to potentially achieve higher virtual machine densities.
• RemoteFX: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 includes RemoteFX as a new feature to deliver a rich...