What is Hyper-V?

by The Editor [Published on 2 June 2008 / Last Updated on 2 June 2008]

A description of what Microsoft Hyper-V is, its features, and a concise description on how it works.

Hyper-V is Microsoft’s flagship enterprise server virtualization platform.  Hyper-V is a feature of Windows Server 2008 and it is required to be run on system with a 64-bit CPU.  Its Hypervisor is about 100k, the Hyper-V role is about 100Mb, and Windows Server 2008, fully installed is multiple GB. The centralized management platform for Hyper-V is System Center Virtual Machine Manager.


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