Hyper-V is a virtualization platform from Microsoft that is comparable to VMware Server. Hyper-V is the next generating of Virtual Server 2005. The main limitation of Virtual Server 2005 was lack of support for 64-bit guest OS. Server 2008 Hyper-V requires that host machine where Hyper-V is installed support Virtualization technology. Virtualization technology for Intel processors is known as VT technology and it can be enabled from BIOS.
Install Hyper-V on Server 2008:
- Open Server Manager
- Click Add Roles
- Choose Hyper-V role, Network Policy and Access Services ( this enable routing two VM networks )
- Choose sub services
- Click Next
- Leave the network adapters uncheck ( new networks can be created later ), Click Next
- Click Next and Restart the computer when prompted.
Now can manage Hyper-V role from Server Manager
Related Links: Andrew from Techsack.com has written an article on running Hyper-V on Dell PowerEdge 2900
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