Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 R2

In the table below, you can see a list of the core features in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. One of the evolutionary changes is the support for up to 64 processor cores to accommodate servers with eight eight-core physical processors. If you recall, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V supports a maximum of 16 cores (out of the box) and 24 cores with the installation of KB 956710.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008

x86 Support

Guest OS Only

Guest OS Only

Guest OS Only

Guest OS Only

x64 Support

Host and Guest

Host and Guest

Host and Guest

Host and Guest

# of VMs—x64 Host

192 (Max)

384 (Max)

384 (Max)

384 (Max)

Host Memory Support

32 gigabytes

1 terabyte

1 terabyte

1 terabyte

Host Processor Support

32 Cores (Max)

64 Cores (Max)

64 Cores (Max)

64 Cores (Max)

Virtual Networks

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Guest VM Memory

32 GB (Max)

64 GB (Max)

64 GB (Max)

64 GB (Max)

Guest Virtual Processor

4 per VM (Max)

4 per VM (Max)

4 per VM (Max)

4 per VM (Max)

Guest Virtual NICs

4 Legacy

4 Legacy

4 Legacy

4 Legacy

8 Synthetic

8 Synthetic

8 Synthetic

8 Synthetic

Guest Storage Adapters

2 IDE

2 IDE

2 IDE

2 IDE

4 SCSI

4 SCSI

4 SCSI

4 SCSI

Guest Storage Devices

4 IDE

4 IDE

4 IDE

4 IDE

256 SCSI

256 SCSI

256 SCSI

256 SCSI

Cluster Support

N

Y

Y

Y

Quick Migration

N

Y

Y

Y

Live Migration

N

Y

Y

Y

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