How to create an updated Windows Server 2008 HyperV ISO file with all components

 
 
How to create an updated ISO file with all components: http://www.recipe4dvd.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=34180

How to Install Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Release Candidate

 

How to Install Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Release Candidate

Microsoft has released a guide for installing Hyper-V on a Windows Server 2008, please take a look at it. Later I will be releasing a complete guide, showing step by step how to install and configure Hyper-V RC on an existing server.

Take a look at: How to Install Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Release Candidate

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Release Candidate (RC)

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Release Candidate (RC)

Microsoft has released the Release Candidate edition of Hyper-V for Microsoft Windows Server 2008, with a few new features, and some optimized features. This version is much newer that the beta code included in on the Windows Server 2008 CD/DVD.

  • Hyper-V is now available for both the x64 and as something new the x86 platform, enabling Hyper-V systems to run the x86 edition of Windows Server 2008 – please remember that this does not perform as well as x64 based systems, and remember that a x86 guest can run as a guest on a x64 based Hyper-V host.
  • Support for languages besides English, this includes other locales than English.
  • Improved stability when adding workloads to Hyper-V.
  • Hyper-V now supports Windows XP Service Pack 3, and Windows Vista SP1 (x86 only)
    • Integration components is included.
  • Support for more Hardware configurations.

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Release Candidate Key Features

Supported Guest OS on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

x86 – Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB949219) – Release Candidate 0 (RC0) Hyper-V

x64 – Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB949219) – Release Candidate 0 (RC0) Hyper-V

x86 – Update for Windows Vista (KB949758) – Windows Server 2008 remote management tools for Windows Vista x86 (RC0)

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V – Linux Integration Components RC available

 

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V – Linux Integration Components RC available

Microsoft has released a release candidate of the much anticipated and talked about Linux Integration Components, an extension of fully supported Hyper-V guests operating systems.

These components enabled Linux to be installed as a Guest in Hyper-V, and support the HyperVisior architecture fully, enabling both Linux virtualization and P2V migration of physical Linux boxes into Hyper-V. P2V tools is yet available from physical hardware to Hyper-V on the Linux platform, but tools like symantec Ghost can be used for moving to a virtual platform.

Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team Blog

Downlod using Microsoft Connect – Review the available programs and apply for the Linux Integration Components for Microsoft Hyper-V.

Free Microsoft virtualization training: Clinic 5935: Introducing Server Virtualization in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (RC0)

Free Microsoft virtualization training: Clinic 5935: Introducing Server Virtualization in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (RC0)

Microsoft has released a free self-paced course containing detailed information about the Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2008. This course is based on the RC0 version of Windows Server 2008.

Signup here and get updated information about Hyper-V.

WMI providers for Hyper-V

WMI providers for Hyper-V

From Microsoft:

The WMI provider for virtualization and the Hyper-V API enable developers, and scripters, to quickly build custom tools, utilities, and enhancements for the virtualization platform. The WMI interfaces can manage all aspects of the virtualization services.

Links:
Virtualization WMI Provider
Hyper-V WMI interfaces are now available

Full Hyper-V WMI support is not only for homemade solutions, but most of all for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, making System Center the perfect management platform for the Intel/AMD virtualized platform.

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V related Licensing- updated

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V related Licensing – updated

Given that more companies will run virtualization technologies from Microsoft in the future, it is important to remember how Windows Server is licensed:

  • One Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition gives one virtual license – on one physical host.
  • One Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition gives four virtual licenses – on one physical host.
  • One Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition gives unlimited virtual licenses – on one physical host.

This has not changed since Windows Server 2003.

When sizing a new virtualization platform, it is important to remember how Windows Server is licensed, further more it is important to remember that Windows Server is not licensed per CPU or by the amount of memory.

Applications running as virtual guests still have the same licenses, except applications like SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition – which according to the license agreement has unlimited virtual instances.

When running Windows Vista on a Enterprise Agreement, a user can run Vista on both the psychical computer and as a virtualized desktop inside Hyper-V.