Hyper-V RTM!

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Okay - this is going to be a short post as I am off to party for the rest of the day.

Hyper-V has RTM'd!

Press release here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2008/jun08/06-26hyperv.mspx

John Howard has install directions here: http://blogs.technet.com/jhoward/archive/2008/06/26/hyper-v-rtm-announcement-available-today-from-the-microsoft-download-centre.aspx

And my favorite - QLogic reports getting up to 180,000 IOPs at 88 - 97% native performance on Hyper-V RTM:



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  • Installing it now!

    Have a great party Ben! :D

  • SO I have vista 64bit 8GB ram.... virtual pc only supports 32 bit clients.... are we going to get any updates soon or does this mean that virtual server and virtual pc are dead products now?

    I don't want to purchase bmware to run SBS in a test enviroment and I don't want to run windows server 2008 as my client to get Hyper-v with 64 bit support.....

  • Hey Ben, very excited about the Hyper-V RTM.  I installed it today and noticed a small "bug".  I'm not sure where to report it, so I thought you might point me in the right direction.  After installing the latest Integration Services on our VM's, I noticed the drivers are all dated 6/21/2006!  I'm assuming this was supposed to be 2008, but got overlooked somehow.  Just wanted to let someone know, but otherwise the product is terrific.  Thanks!

  • ...and the party photos are where  =)

  • Hi Ben,

    I have been using Hyper-V for a while now and it seems to be great for guest performance.  Your blog postings have been really useful, so many thanks for all the information!

    What I have noticed as a problem, however, is the host performance - notably around graphics and sound.  Sound is crackly and 3d performance is pretty awful.  With limited research I have gathered this may be to do with Hyper-V changing the way in which the host accesses hardware (according to an article I read), although you mentioned that as far as possible access to the hardware from the host does not change when Hyper-V is running.  Could you explain why there would be problems with video and sound performance and maybe how the host accesses hardware after Hyper-V is installed - or at least how it differs?

    Also, you mentioned in a posting some time ago that one should be somewhat cautious in choosing whether to use multiple CPUs within a guest as there are trade-offs.  It would be great to understand the trade-offs involved, as I can only hazard a guess at what they might be.

    Many thanks,


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