Microsoft Windows Server 8 and Hyper-V 3.0

March 31, 2012 / Cloud Hosting

As we all know Hyper- V is a virtualization technology for Windows platform and this new 3.0 version is specially developed for the Windows 8 client and Windows Server 8. Microsoft is going to offer this version as a stand alone product.

The key features of this operating system are:

  • It focuses more on virtualization with the update to hyper-v 3.0
  • High availability, simple management of multiple server platforms
  • Main vision is to focus on the cloud computing
  • More flexibility and simplicity to manage data and applications

However, hyper-v 3.0 is based an older version of hyper-v that creates a virtualization environment for multiple partitioning to run. The layer of hypervisor, or the parent partition actually enables the management of child partitions. In addition, hyper-V uses the term partition to refer to a virtualization layer that provides an separate environment in which guest OS and application can run.

It also distinguishes itself from previous physical process of the hypervisor. Additionally, it has an extensible virtual switch which gives advanced networking features such as extensions to analyze and monitor the traffic.
One of the additions in Hyper-V 3.0 is a Live Migration function, which enables the migration of a VM directly from one server to another (be it in the same cluster or in the different cluster ). This greatly simplifies the management of virtual machines especially for SME’s.

Configuration and server management in windows server 8

Windows server 8 can reduce the time of service by improving the management of large volumes and reducing the risk of data corruption. Actually, the native function of pooling network interface reduces the problems while using tools and allows the user to improve the performance and availability of network connections.

Even though, windows server 8 offers the possibility to switch from one mode to another without reinstalling it. Furthermore, it only installs essential services by default, you can install the different roles later. The specific advantage of this feature is, it reduces the consumption of disk space or resources such as CPU or RAM. The hyper-v 3.0 feature in Windows Server 8 is specially built to offer more scalability and it can support more than 32 nodes and 4,000 virtual machines.

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