Hyper-V Program Manager
You can grab it from here:
To recap, the new features of this release are:
This is included in Windows Server 2008 R2, right? I believe it is...
no, Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is a free product and not included in Windows Server 2008 R2. Don't mix it up with the Hyper-V-Role.
You can find a comparison (and more details) here:
"The ability to hot add / remove SCSI virtual hard disks " Finally!
It was major nuisance to shut down vm for adding disks.
Does this support (host OS) install to vhd? Any news on the thumbdrive install option?
Does it require Windows Server 2008 R2, or can it run on Windows 7?
'''Does it require Windows Server 2008 R2, or can it run on Windows 7?"
Hyper-V Server is an operating system. It is essentially Server 2008 Core that only runs the Hyper-V role. Therefore it won't run on an operating system itself.
If anyone else was curious; yes this can be installed to a vhd. 10GB minimum.
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is the product that is colloquially referred to as "Hyper-V 2.0", right? The features seem to be the same that I've been reading about.
Microsoft's already-confusing product naming is even worse for Hyper-V, which adopts Windows Server naming (the whole "R2" thing), but does not sim-ship with Windows Server.
I am now totally confused about whether Windows Server 2008 R2 contains a role with the equivalent of Hyper-V R1, or Hyper-V R2. Because, remember, Windows Server 2008 (R1) shipped with the Hyper-V Beta. (A beta in an RTM package!)
P.S. As I recall, SLAT will get rid of the performance problems with running high-performance Nvidia/ATI video drivers, correct? Given the discussion that's taken place recently on this blog about this very issue, this should be highlighted more.
P.P.S. This Intel/AMD dual-naming thing is getting ridiculous. It used to be we knew what a technical term meant, and it was the same for all chips. Then the lawyers and marketers had to ruin things.