Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate
Article by George Norman
On 07 May 2009
Redmond-based software developer Microsoft has rolled out a pre-release version of Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, mainly Hyper-V 2008 R2 Release Candidate, a stand-alone product that should prove to be useful to organizations that want to improve the manner in which they use servers, and at the same time reduce costs. The release candidate of Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can be downloaded directly from Microsoft, but be warned that it has been put out for testing purposes, not to be used in a production environment.

“Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 is a stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. With the addition of new features such as live migration and expanded processor and memory support for host systems, it allows organizations to consolidate workloads onto a single physical server and is a good solution for organizations who are consolidating servers as well as for development and test environments,” explains Microsoft.

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System requirements for Hyper-V 2008 R2 Release Candidate:
- x64 compatible processor with Intel VT or AMD-V technology.
- 1.4 GHz processor minimum; 2 GHz and better recommended.
- 1GB of RAM minimum; 2GB or more RAM memory recommended.
- 4.8 GB of available HDD space.
- DVD ROM; monitor capable of Super VGA (800 x 600) or better resolution; keyboard; mouse.

“By having the ability to plug into existing IT infrastructures Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 enables companies to reduce costs, improve utilization and provision new servers. It allows IT professionals to leverage existing patching, provisioning, management and support tools and processes. IT Professionals can continue to leverage their individual skills and the collective knowledge of Microsoft tools, minimizing the learning curve to manage Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. In addition, with Microsoft providing comprehensive support for Microsoft applications and heterogeneous guest operating systems support, customers can virtualize with confidence and peace of mind” adds Microsoft.

In related server news, we have the following:
- Download location and product keys for Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate (details here)
- Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Release Candidate (details here).

If you would like to get Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate, a download location is available here.



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