Just wanted to give a brief update on using Hyper-V. I can’t seem to find a reason to not use it. Right now I can run all my different machines, at any time and when needed, and do everything I need to do for work. I can also keep things separated so that I don’t have unnecessary bloat and programs on my machines.
The other thing that I am using a lot of is being able to Terminal Server directory to the VM’s. Sound wasn’t working for me using the standard way of connecting. So I just remoted in, and now sound works great. And since it is so close by, even video doesn’t seem choppy to me through Terminal Server.
I still stand by my statements earlier about what Hyper-V is good for, Hyper-V part 2, but I am finding less and less reason to not use it.
The other really important thing to keep in mind. I am just running a since physical machine. This has a bunch of implications. For example, my small UPS is just find for keeping all these machines up and running (it is one that just can handle a single machine and monitor). Also, it is saving electricity as I just have the one machine running. Before that, I would use 3 and sometimes up to 5 machines at any given time.
I think this is a great solution for most any business situation. It will also allow me to install beta versions of products (Internet Explorer 8 for example) without having to worry about what will happen to my machine. I’m off to go find some new cool Beta or earlier programs to install.