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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hyper-V Server 2012 vs Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Comparison

 

Anyone looking for FREE, reliable and rich features of Enterprise class hypervisor to virtualize your workload? Give Hyper-V Server 2012 a try and here is the comparison between the old version vs new version.

Capabilities Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Server 2012
Number of logical processor on host

64

320

Maximum supported RAM on host

1 TB

4 TB

Virtual CPU supported per host

512

2048

Maximum virtual CPU supported per VM

4

64

Maximum RAM supported per VM

64 GB

1 TB

Maximum running VM supported per host

384

1024

Guest NUMA

No

Yes

Maximum failover cluster nodes supported

16

64

Maximum number of VM supported in failover cluster

1000

4000

To download Hyper-V Server 2012, click here

Now, how to do manage Hyper-V Server 2012? You can try download the free tool RSAT for Windows 8, click here

Bear in mind, even this hypervisor is FREE, it did NOT include any virtualization right for Windows Server operating system. So if you have an existing Windows Server license or plan to run VDI (virtualize client operating system), then this product is the best hypervisor for you to use.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lai

    a couple more things you may want to add:
    VHDX format, now capable of holding more than 2TB.
    CSV now supports parallel backups
    These two a major improvements to the previous version.

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