Because it is integrated into the Windows Server operating system, Hyper-V benefits from the existing Windows Server feature set. In addition, Hyper-V relies on the Designed for Windows hardware specification, which gives it access to thousands of validated platform configurations. Table 1-2 outlines the specific features of Hyper-V.
Each of these features makes this first version of Hyper-V a powerful platform for machine virtualization.
Microsoft released the release to manufacturing (RTM) version of Hyper-V several months after the release of Windows Server 2008. Therefore, several features were released even later than this. For example, the Linux Integration Components (LIC) were still in beta at time of the writing of this guide. Although the beta version of the Linux components are included in the exam topics, the full functionality of the Linux Integration Components may differ from the beta functionality included in the exam. Note that the LIC will no longer be in beta when you read this.
Reference: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-652): Configuring Windows Server® Virtualization
Lesson 1: Planning for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
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