Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 has been released.
“What are you talking about? It’s been out for months!” you say…nearly but not quite.
This is the standalone Hyper-V server, so while it includes the core parts of the kernel as related to Hyper-V, there are no other roles available for installation. This is a pure Hypervisor that site on bare metal, and allows you to run up to 192 VM’s on a single machine!!
It doesn’t have much of a GUI (Graphical User Interface)-bit of an old school vibe but hey, that’s cool! Also, you can manage it from a Windows Server 2008 installation or indeed a Vista SP1 machine with the Remote Server Admin Tools Pack installed.
Microsoft expect the main uses for this product to be:
You can download HYper-V Server 2008 here
More info can be found over at Matt “VirtualBoy” McSpirit’s blog here