Monday, March 05, 2012

Interested in Hyper-V on Windows 8? Then you might be interested in the "Client Hyper-V Survival Guide"

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"Client Hyper-V is the name for the Hyper-V technology running on Windows 8 Consumer Preview. This Building Windows 8 blog post explains Client Hyper-V. Read more about Windows Server 8 Beta and Hyper-V on the Windows Server Team Blog.

Client Hyper-V requires SLAT-capable CPUs. For help determining if your machine supports SLAT, see
This survival Guide wiki topic explains the hardware requirements, usage scenarios, and installation procedures for Client Hyper-V in Windows 8.

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Windows 8 Client Hyper-V

Client Hyper-V is the same computer virtualization technology previously available in Windows Server. In Windows 8 Consumer Preview, the technology is now built into the non-server version of Windows, often called the “desktop” version because it does not run on server-class hardware. A similar functionality in Windows 7 is called XP Mode with Virtual PC and is available as free download (  ). The free server version of the Hyper-V technology is called Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and is available for download (  ). Client Hyper-V provides the same virtualization capabilities as Hyper-V in Windows Server 8. IT professionals, developers, teachers, learners and security researchers will welcome the capabilities available in the past only when running the Windows Server operating system on desktop machines.

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To understand the architecture of Hyper-V watch this short video



For the geeks-in-the-know, Hyper-V on Windows 8 is going to be one of the killer features and reasons for upgrade (i.e. no more Win Server on our notebooks... :)

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