Microsoft® Windows Server® with Hyper-V™ technology offers advanced server virtualization that enables the OS to act as a parent or host partition for child partitions and virtual machines.

Hyper-V was first introduced in Windows Server 2008, which included a release candidate version of Hyper-V. In June, 2008 Microsoft issued an update, which raised Hyper-V to a final or released version.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 introduced newer versions of Hyper-V as well.

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Resources

Wikis and Blogs - Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012

Reference Architectures and Overviews - Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 


Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Resources

Quick Links

Microsoft Virtualization Team Blog W2K8 Dell TechCenter Wiki
Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 Product Page Hyper-V Update List for Windows Server 2008 R2
Hyper-V Management Early Performance Testing with Hyper-V Beta and RC
Hyper-V Management Chat 7-22-08 Transcript Hyper-V with SCVMM Chat 7-29-08 Transcript
How to Measure CPU Utilization on Hyper-V Server Hyper-V Function and Features Chat 8-26-08 Transcript
Performance of Hyper-V VMs Chat 9-02-08 Transcript Dell Solutions Guide for Hyper-V (September, 2008)
Installing Virtual Machines on Dell PowerEdge Servers using Dell OEM Media Dell™ High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft® Hyper-V™ R2

Dell TechCenter Hyper-V Demo Videos - See Hyper-V and SCVMM in action!

Hyper-V Server on DellTechCenter - A page with details about how to install and configure the FREE Hyper-V Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V Installation

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 includes Hyper-V as a role that can be installed. It requires that either Intel VT or AMD-V hardware virtualization be enabled on the processor by selecting to enable hardware virtualization in the BIOS. The installation also requires a reboot.

The server must first be installed with Windows Server 2008. After the OS is installed the Hyper-V role is installed through the Add Roles wizard from Server Manager. Note that Hyper-V as shipped with Windows Server 2008 is not the final released version.

Windows Server Virtualization - Hyper-V - The Dell TechCenter

To update Hyper-V to the final-release version, downloaded this update from Microsoft and apply it. A reboot is required after installing this patch.