Special Features of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

By | March 25, 2011

HyperV Servers

The new stand alone hyper-visor from Microsoft is designed to further the efficiency of the virtualization technology. Today organizations require increasingly adaptive applications and technologies to streamline their IT operations and reduce costs.
The new Hyper V Server 2008 R2 has added features like live migration, an expanded processor and memory support for host systems.

There are several features of Microsoft Hyper-v 2008 R2 designed to improve its performance:

1. Available live support for migration.

2. Clustering support present.

3. Networking Enhancements:
a. VM Chimney (TCP Offload) and VMQ (specific hardware NICs required) support are disabled by default.
b. Support Jumbo Frame.

4. Performance Enhancements:
a. Available CPU Core Parking.
b. Core Parking permit Windows and Hyper-V to consolidate processing onto the fewest no. of possible processor cores, and suspends inactive processor cores.
c. Available Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) in CPUs . SLAT support for both Intel (EPT) and AMD (RVI).
d. Storage Add/Remove: (VHDs and Pass Through Disks)
e. enhanced performance for the VHD for dynamic and difference disks.

The new hyper visor has made it possible for IT admins to enhance their existing virtualized environment. It has tools for patching, provisioning, management and support services. The learning curve is not very steep for those familiar with the previous versions of the hyper-visor. Over all, this is the next generation hyper-visor designed for a better performance and output for your virtualized environment.