Back in December we released Hyper-V Beta, followed by RC0 in March, RC1 in May and now RTM in June!  This has been one heck of a ride – it’s pretty cool to see this feature go from design, to code, to binaries, to working binaries.  And it’s been really personally inspiring to see how excited and happy customers/partners are about it.

Where Do I Get It?

These links will be live at 12PM PST on June 26th.

Windows Server 2008 x64 Hyper-V RTM Update – KB950050  <<<THIS IS THE LINK YOU WANT…
This updates the Hyper-V host/parent/server components, including all the server components, Hyper-V Manager UI, and the vmguest.iso which has the integration components’s for all of the Microsoft guest OS’s (including the newly supported ones).

Windows Server 2008 x86 Hyper-V RTM Update – KB950050
This updates the Hyper-V Manager UI (for remote management) as well as the integration components – if you want to produce slipstream Server 2008 images with the RTM Hyper-V components this is the update you need.

Windows Server 2008 x64 Hyper-V RTM Update – KB951636
What there’s two updates?  This is the supplementary language pack for Czech, Hungarian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese (People’s Republic of China), Chinese (Taiwan), Chinese (Hong Kong S.A.R.).  The link above will take you to the KB with installation instructions.

Windows Server 2008 x86 Hyper-V RTM Update – KB951636
Same as above… just half the bits (get it 32 vs 64 – yeah I went there).

Update for Windows Vista x64 – KB952627
Hyper-V Manager for Vista x64

Update for Windows Vista – KB952627
Hyper-V Manager for Vista x86

Hyper-V RC1 to RTM Upgrade Considerations
*Saved-state files are not between RC1 and RTM releases of Hyper-V.  AGAIN saved-state files ARE supported between RC1 and RTM – but not RC0 and RTM.

*System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta requires a patch to work with RTM (same update as RC1).  See SCVMM - System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Beta: Update For Hyper-V RC1

*New Integration Components (ICs) must be installed for your supported guest operating systems.  Integration Components are specific to the build of Hyper-V.  RTM Integration Components for all supported Windows Operating Systems are provided using the ‘Action’ -> ‘Insert Integration Services Setup Disk’ action.

RTM Integration Components for all supported Windows Operating Systems are part of the IC Setup Disk. Simply install the Hyper-V RC1 Integration Components for Windows Server 2008 the same way you do all other Windows ICs (‘Action’ -> ‘Insert Integration Services Setup Disk’). 
Note You need to close the found new hardware wizard before setup will begin on all Windows Operating Systems.

 

Anything New – You Bet!

Many people have asked for additional guest OS support… I am very happy to announce that we have qualified and support all of the following OS’s:

Major additions: Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server, Windows XP x64 (1/2CPU), Windows Vista x64 SP1 (1/2CPU), Windows Server 2003 x64 2CPU.

Server Operating Systems

Windows Server 2008 x86 (1 or 2 or 4 CPU)
-Windows Server 2008 Standard
-Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
-Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
-Windows Web Server 2008
-Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
-Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
-Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
Windows Server 2008 x64 (1 or 2 or 4 CPU)
-Windows Server 2008 Standard
-Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
-Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
-Windrows HPC Server 2008
-Windows Web Server 2008
-Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
-Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
-Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
Windows Server 2003 x86 (1 or 2 CPU)
-Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard w/SP2
-Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise w/SP2
-Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter w/SP2
-Windows Server 2003 Standard w/SP2
-Windows Server 2003 Enterprise w/SP2
-Windows Server 2003 Datacenter w/SP2
-Windows Server 2003 Web Edition w/SP2
Windows Server 2003 x64 (1 or 2 CPU)
-Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard w/SP2
-Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise w/SP2
-Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter w/SP2
-Windows Server 2003 Standard w/SP2
-Windows Server 2003 Enterprise w/SP2
-Windows Server 2003 Datacenter w/SP2
Windows 2000 Server x86 (1 CPU)
-Windows 2000 Server w/SP4
-Windows 2000 Advanced Server w/SP4
Sorry the time machine wasn’t working so no Windows 2000 Server x64 support :-)…
Linux Distributions (1 CPU)
-Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 w/SP2 x86 
-Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 w/SP1 x86
Linux Distributions (1 CPU)
-Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 w/SP2 x64 
-Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 w/SP1 x64

Client Operating Systems

Windows Vista x86 (1 or 2 CPU)
-Windows Vista Business x86 w/SP1
-Windows Vista Enterprise x86 w/SP1
-Windows Vista Ultimate x86 w/SP1
Windows Vista x64 (1 or 2 CPU)
-Windows Vista Business x64 w/SP1
-Windows Vista Enterprise x64 w/SP1
-Windows Vista Ultimate x64 w/SP1
Windows XP Professional x86
-Windows XP Professional x86 w/SP2 (1 CPU)
-Windows XP Professional x86 w/SP3 (1 or 2 CPU)
Windows XP Professional x64 (1 or 2 CPU)
-Windows XP Professional x64 w/SP2

 

Taylor Brown
Hyper-V Integration Test Lead
http://blogs.msdn.com/taylorb

clip_image001