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is hyper-v r2 an operating system ? RRS feed

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  • hi

    in msdn download i sow hyper-vR2 so what is this an operating system ? VMware have ESXi as bare metal hyper-visor that can be installed directly on the hardware and then creating virtual machines so is hyper-v r2 like that ? if yes but the file is no big more than 1 GB while ESXi is few MB ?

    Regards 

    Wednesday, December 29, 2010 1:04 PM

Answers

  • Hyper-V 2008 R2 is a stripped Windows Server 2008 R2 version with only the Hyper-V role enabled, based on Enterprise/Datacenter. There is no GUI available, so the administration of the server should be made from a workstation or a windows server with the RSAT and Hyper-V manager enabled.

    Since the Hyper-V 2008 R2 edition is based on Enterprise/Datacenter - you may also use this OS in Failover Clustering. And it`s free.

    Regards, 


    Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )
    • Proposed as answer by M Fawzi Wednesday, December 29, 2010 1:52 PM
    • Marked as answer by BrianEhMVP, Moderator Wednesday, December 29, 2010 9:14 PM
    Wednesday, December 29, 2010 1:10 PM

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  • Hyper-V 2008 R2 is a stripped Windows Server 2008 R2 version with only the Hyper-V role enabled, based on Enterprise/Datacenter. There is no GUI available, so the administration of the server should be made from a workstation or a windows server with the RSAT and Hyper-V manager enabled.

    Since the Hyper-V 2008 R2 edition is based on Enterprise/Datacenter - you may also use this OS in Failover Clustering. And it`s free.

    Regards, 


    Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )
    • Proposed as answer by M Fawzi Wednesday, December 29, 2010 1:52 PM
    • Marked as answer by BrianEhMVP, Moderator Wednesday, December 29, 2010 9:14 PM
    Wednesday, December 29, 2010 1:10 PM
  • As Kristian has already stated - Hyper-V Server is equivalent to ESXi or XenServer (it is only a hypervisor), where you also have options for installing the Hyper-V role on top of more complete Windows operating systems.

    The big detail to remember is that Hyper-V Server is similar to ESXi but it has more capabilities than ESXi does alone.  That is part of the reason for the larger package.  ESXi requires vCenter for advanced features such as HA where Hyper-V and XenServer do not.


    Brian Ehlert (hopefully you have found this useful) http://ITProctology.blogspot.com
    Wednesday, December 29, 2010 9:16 PM
    Moderator