View Full Version : The Role of Microsoft Hyper-V for Virtualization in Windows Server 2008

08 Dec 2011, 02:12 AM
Microsoft Hyper-V (or Windows Server Virtualization) is a hypervisor-based virtualization system for x64 systems. A beta version of HyperV is included in the x64 editions of Windows Server 2008. A big attraction with Hyper-V is that it is built-in to Windows Server 2008. reducing the expenses considerably, straight away.

Microsoft describes the Hyper-V (http://www.hypervhd.com) architecture as ‘micro-kernelised’, which enables it to minimize the footprint of the core Hyper-V code, while still delivering a rich set of features.

Hyper-V includes a hypervisor which is a very thin software layer, less than 1 megabyte in size. This separates the processor from the parent and child partitions. The hypervisor supports all the partitions on the host computer and also provides strong security separation between the parent and child partitions.