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System Requirements for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2?



Hyper V has been in demand when it came into the existence, being a Microsoft product it had a greater value and came up with real good features and enabling the acquaintance with the hosting environment. Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is the stand alone product of Microsoft. It provides a solution which is reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. It has the compatibility to plug into customers’ existing IT environments, leveraging their existing patching, provisioning, management, support tools, processes, and skills. As this is the only dedicated stand alone product, this has some unique adaptability of containing the Windows Hypervisor, Windows Server driver model and virtualization components, it provides a small footprint and minimal overhead. It has many key features which makes it a different product like live migration, cluster shared volume support and expanded processor and memory support for host systems.

Following are the system requirements for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 :

Supported Operating Systems:

* Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
* Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
* Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
* Windows Web Server R2 2008

Processor : x64 compatible processor with Intel VT or AMD-V technology enabled.
Hardware Data Execution Prevention (DEP), specifically Intel XD bit (execute disable bit) or AMD NX bit (no execute bit), must be available and enabled.

Minimum CPU speed: 1.4 GHz; Recommended: 2 GHz or faster.

RAM: Minimum: 1 GB RAM; Recommended: 2 GB RAM or greater (additional RAM is required for each running guest operating system); Maximum 1 TB.

Available disk space: Minimum: 8 GB; Recommended: 20 GB or greater (additional disk space needed for each guest operating system).

DVD ROM drive

Display: Super VGA (800 × 600) or higher resolution monitor.

Other: Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device.

One of the important factors are that, the actual system requirements will vary based on your system configuration and hosted guest operating systems.

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