Hyper-V R2 SP1 Release Candidate!

Author by Nathan Lasnoski

Microsoft's Hyper-V R2 SP1 is in Release Candidate!  Microsoft is delivering some awesome features in SP1, including: Dynamic Memory This feature lets administrators "pool" memory to share among virtual machines.  Hyper-V dynamic memory is optimized within each guest machine, providing a significant step forward its approach to pooled memory paging.  The guest aware capabilities of dynamic memory are especially evident in high consolidation instances where memory resources are taxed.  I'm very excited about this capability. Interested in more information?  Check out my post on how dynamic memory works:  http://www.concurrency.com/blog/how-does-hyper-v-dynamic-memory-work/ http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualization/archive/2010/07/12/dynamic-memory-coming-to-hyper-v-part-6.aspx RemoteFX This capability brings high-end graphics acceleration to virtual desktops hosted within a Hyper-V environment.  RemoteFX brings the experience of a virtual hosted desktop and a standard desktop closer together by delivering a high-end media experience to virtual desktops.  Here is a great overview of RemoteFX:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualization/archive/2010/03/18/explaining-microsoft-remotefx.aspx Partner support for RemoteFX: http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualization/archive/2010/03/23/rt_3a00_-partners-support-microsoft-remotefx.aspx Core Solution These capabilities from Microsoft, as well as the complementing System Center technologies are another example of how Hyper-V is delivering a true value proposition around features, price, and management.   Here is a link to download Hyper-V R2 SP1: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/sp1.aspx Happy virtualizing! Nathan Lasnoski

Nathan Lasnoski

Chief Technology Officer