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Virtualization Platform Comparison

 The following is an overview comparison of the feature and support set for:
-Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
-Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta
-Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta (Enterprise and Datacenter Editions)

Capabilities Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 R2 EE, DC  
 

Processor Architecture x64 only

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Hypervisor-based

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Product Type

 

Standalone product

 

Standalone product

 

Operating System 

 

Number of Sockets (Licensing)

 

Up to 4

 

Up to 8

 

Up to 8 = EE | Up to 64 = DC 

 

Number of cores supported by the hypervisor  

 

24 (with QFE)

 

32

 

32

Memory

 

Up to 32 GB

 

Up to 1 TB

 

Up to 1TB 

VM Migration

 

None

 

Quick and live migration

 

Quick and live  migration (EE & DC) 

Administrative UI

 

Command line, text based configuration utility  and remote GUI management

 

Command line, text based configuration utility  and remote GUI management

 

Command line, remote management, and local GUI  (Hyper-V Manager MMC)

Management

 

Existing management tools

Virtualization Rights for Windows Server guests

 

0

 

0

 

EE = 4 VMDC Edition = unlimited VM per proc

Number of running VM Guests

 

Up to 192, or as many as physical resources allow

 

Up to 256, or as many as physical resources allow

 

Up to 256, or as many as physical resources allow

Storage

 

Direct Attach Storage (DAS): SATA, eSATA, PATA, SAS, SCSI, Firewire, Storage Area Networks (SANs): iSCSI, Fiber Channel, SAS 

Planned Guest OS support

 

Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows 2000 Server, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 & Windows XP SP3/SP2

 

The Source:Taylor Brown
Hyper-V Integration Test Lead
http://blogs.msdn.com/taylorb

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