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Difference between Hyper-V server 2008 R2 and Windows server 2008 R2 CORE + Hyper-v role

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  • Hello,

    I am investigatin all possibilities to create virtualization enviroment. No mather what, it will bi Hyper-V. But...

    Do I have limitations or are any diferencess in management, performance (licences does't play any roles) or any other cases in following scenario:
    -use of Hyper-V server 2008 R2 for hypervisor
    -use of Windows server 2008  R2 CORE  + Hyper-V role for Hypervisor???

    thanks in advance!!!
    Zlatko

    Monday, September 21, 2009 8:04 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    There isn’t any difference in management, performance and etc. The only difference is that license and roles. In a way, we can say Hyper-V Server 2008 is a “Lite Edition” based on Windows Server 2008 R2 Core edition.



    For more information, you can refer to:

     

    Microsoft Hyper-V Server: Home Page

    http://www.microsoft.com/hyper-v-server/en/us/default.aspx

     

     

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu

     

    Wednesday, September 23, 2009 9:06 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hi,

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition with Hyper-V offers the following functionality beyond Hyper-V Server 2008 R2:

    • Unlimited Windows Server virtualization rights.
    • Support for up to 64 processor sockets (Hyper-V server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise are both limited to 8 processor sockets)
    • Support for up to 2 TB of RAM (Hyper-V server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise are both limited to 1 TB RAM)

     
    Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 offers the following functionality beyond Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition with Hyper-V

    • Support for running on flash media (through OEMs)
    • Smaller install base, due to reduction of components. Resulting in faster and more flexible deployments, significantly smaller backups and less patches (even resulting in less downtime in real-world scenarios) 
    Monday, September 21, 2009 9:48 PM
  • Hi,

     

    There isn’t any difference in management, performance and etc. The only difference is that license and roles. In a way, we can say Hyper-V Server 2008 is a “Lite Edition” based on Windows Server 2008 R2 Core edition.



    For more information, you can refer to:

     

    Microsoft Hyper-V Server: Home Page

    http://www.microsoft.com/hyper-v-server/en/us/default.aspx

     

     

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Hu

     

    Wednesday, September 23, 2009 9:06 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Vincent,

    Is Dynamic Data Center the sames as PRO tips provided by System Center Management Suite?     If not what is the advantage of using Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Core with Hyper-V (which has DDC) over Hyper-V Server 2008 R2?

    Regards

    Mark
    Friday, October 16, 2009 5:52 AM