Wednesday 1 October 2008

Hyper-V Server 2008 RTM available for download today!

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008:

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 Available Today!

We have an Intel SR1530HSH 1U Xeon X3350 that will be configured with 8GB of ECC RAM and a pair of Seagate Enterprise SATA drives mirrored via an Intel SRCSASRB RAID controller waiting for this!

We will be running our SBS 2003/2008 labs on this system setup for migration scenarios and other SBS 2008 testing.

Note that the download is a little chunky at a little over 1GB:

Hyper-V Server 2008 ISO Download

It is good to see that Microsoft has adopted the use of ISOs for their downloads over the last couple of years or so. We experimented with some of the setup VHDs that can be had too, but with limited success.

The ISOs give us first hand product experience from install right through to post configuration product management which the VHDs do not do.

The Hyper-V Server 2008 product is essentially the same setup that we have been putting together on Server 2008 x64 Server Core install with the Hyper-V role installed and updated.

More to come, as we build the system and bring the new Hyper-V Server 2008 online!

Thanks to Susan: Hyper-V RTMs who in turn points to other posts on the subject.


The Getting Started Guide link also includes the Hyper-V Configuration Tool Guide.

A screenshot of the tool (remember configuring these for conventional memory tuning old DOS hands?):

Hyper-V Configuration Tool

Note that most of the commands available in the tool can be found verbatim on this blog post:
Server Core - From Scratch to Hyper-V Production.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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