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Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2

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  • Version: 1.0
  • Category: Application
  • Language: English

Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 is a stand-alone hyper-visor based virtualization product which includes Live migration.

  • 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.

    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.


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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Hyper-V Server 2008

    • A list of supported guest operating systems can be found here

    • Processor : x64 compatible processor with Intel VT or AMD-V technology enabled.
      Hardware Data Execution Prevention (DEP), specifically Intel XD bit (execute disable bit) or AMD NX bit (no execute bit), must be available and enabled.

    • Minimum CPU speed : 1.4 GHz; Recommended: 2 GHz or faster

    • RAM : Minimum: 1 GB RAM; Recommended: 2 GB RAM or greater (additional RAM is required for each running guest operating system); Maximum 1 TB

    • Available disk space : Minimum: 8 GB; Recommended: 20 GB or greater (additional disk space needed for each guest operating system)

    • DVD ROM drive

    • Display : Super VGA (800 × 600) or higher resolution monitor

    • Other : Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

    • Note: The actual system requirements will vary based on your system configuration and hosted guest operating systems.

Installation Instructions

    • Please refer to the documents at the bottom of this page for further information:

      Note: You must have administrative rights on the computer to install Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.