Hyper-V Program Manager
As announced here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2007/sep07/09-24windowserverrc0.mspx Window Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 is now available for download (you can download it from here: http://www.microsoft.com/Windowsserver2008/audsel.mspx). The best thing as though is that this release includes the Windows Server virtualization Community Technology Preview.
Now - a couple of notes here:
Okay - start downloading now and I will have more posts about using the CTP coming.
Is it available for download? The link you posted has said "Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 will be available here shortly" for hours now.
downloading now... quite slow, even on a 100Mbit/sec connection, so I guess that it's very popular!
can you tell us what the limit for virtual NICs will be on the release version?
Hmm ... I downloaded RC0 x64 from MSDN, and I can't see the Virtualization role to add. Perhaps the version in your link is different?
There is a WSV Customer Technology Preview (CTP) Setup Guide @ Virtualization Team blog
Can this be changed to use Transfer Manager? I just spent 2 hours not getting all of it.
Congrats on the release!
Win2k8 server as a guest seems pretty slow. How far is the CTP performance-wise from where the final release will be?
I doubt there will be much of a difference. I have 2008 64bit installed on a Dell D520 and it seems ALOT faster than Vista 64bit on the same laptop. Since 2008 RC0 has SP1 loaded already that must be a big part of it. (Not to mention all the crap turned off).
If the guest seems slow then I suggest using a VM program that has been improved and worked on over the years such as Vmware.
Ah-ha! There is more to it. You must do something for the role to appear.
Thanks for info I found on this blog. Can I use some info I found here at my site http://floreshti.com ?
Searching.... USB mention not found :(
Running dual, dual-core Opteron 280's. These are still top of the line procs, but are F2 though they are designed for virtualization... They won't work with RCO -- do you have any idea if the release will work with these guys? Would be a real shame if viridian was this restricted for "real world" installations...
Well, MS still looses - VMware outperforms Virtual Server not only by speed but also by features. I am really sick with this product line - spent hours and hours of testing and investigation - but now I am back to VMware, and XEN of course. Not only the beta, all MS VServers are crap.
It is the same story we know since years - many people out there are actually doing a much better programming job than MS guys - ridicolous.
I sent this question to the Windows Virtualization Team as well, maybe someone here has some thoughts. If I create a VM with my license, how do I share it with people so they can use it with theirs? This is a big issue in my opinion - it would be great to be able to create Windows based virtual appliances.
I want to install Windows 2003 server on a Virutal PC(for my work ofcourse), do i need to purchase license for it ? if no, the is there any Microsoft web site which says so. If yes, the can you provide me the details
Sorry for the delayed response - I have been out of action for a little bit.
Anthony - The CTP is farily attrocious on performance. Things will be much better by the time the beta release comes out.
DosFreak - Harsh man, harsh.
dar - go for it.
Peter Bridger - Correct. Still no USB support (sorry).
Thor - You need an updated BIOS in order to use the F2 processor. Contact your BIOS / Motherboard / System manufacturer to find out what their timeline is.
Brutal American Soldier - I am sorry to hear you feel that way.
Charles Toepfer - I believe someone should have got back to your email by now.
Jaiganesh Srinivasan - Yes. Virtual machines are licensed just like physical computers. If you are doing this for development purposes you may want to look into the MSDN license.