Here is a video from the TechEd Australia 2011 Kick Off Session that shows how to setup a Windows Server 8 Hyper-V Replica that had been previously demoed at WPC.
- Windows 7 – It just rocks
- Hyper-V R2 – VMWare Killer
- Windows Server 2008 R2 – Just like Windows Server 2008 but even better
- Xbox 360 – Clearly it is the best high powered gaming console on the market
- Bing – Cam out with a bang and people are still talking about it over a month after its launch
- ZuneHD – Will simply be the best portable media device on the market
- Exchange 2010 – Will make corporate emails systems much faster and more reliable
- Office 2010 – Like Windows 7 it is a highly pimped version of its predecessor
- Project Natal – Is going to be the must have device of 2010
- Microsoft Security Essentials – Finally Microsoft will have a free anti-virus system (not including Dos 6.20 )
All these products are now either out or going to come out in the next 12 months and all are going to be huge successes.
Preston Gralla also thinks so at Here’s why Microsoft has got its mojo back – Computerworld Blogs
Looks like Hyper-V will soon get better support for Hyper-V with the release candidate 2 bit for the Linux Integration Components now available from Microsoft.
The supported OS are:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 (x86/x64)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 (x86/x64)
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 (x86/x64)
But this combined with the release for the Linux components under the GPL licence it should open up a whole lot of other Linux distributions to support running on Hyper-V eliminating what could arguable be the last remaining obstacle in Hyper-V adoption as opposed to VMWare.
Lot of people have asked me what to study for the Hyper-V exam so I thought I would post some helpful hint for passing…
First of all this exam is easy if you know virtualisation in any way shape or form you are half way there. Other than that the courses
below will cover pretty much 100% of what is asked in the exam… (I have had confirmation from someone else who did the exam that this is all you need to read to pass).
- Clinic 5935: Introducing Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 (free)
- Clinic 6334: Exploring Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (free)
- Course 6536: Implementing Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 ($40 USD)
- Course 6183: Designing Virtualization on Windows Server 2008 ($40 USD)
Here are some other sites you can go to if you want to be extra sure however…
There is also a 70-652 exam study guide coming in the next few months that Orin Thomas has done some work on… I will upload the ISBN# of it as soon as i get it…