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Getting started with Hyper-V

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I plan to build my own 2008 Server/Hyper-V system and will not be using one
of the tested Dell or HP systems from the release notes and could use some
pointers as to my assumnptions and answers to a few questions.

Some getting started with Hyper-V assumptions. Please tell me if I am off
base here.

1. Any recent Intel quad core processor has the needed x64 architecture with
hardware assisted virtualization and data execution protection needed to run
Hyper-V.
2. Most motherboard/BIOS combinations that support an Intel quad core will
run 2008 Server and Hyper-V. If not please make some suggestions either for
or against any specific boards.
3. I will be able to use my Vista system to RDP to the 2008 Server to create
and manage the VM's.
4. My Vista machine will be able to RDP to any of the VM's once they are
running.

And some getting started questions:

1. Will my MSDN Empower subscription eventually include at least the
"standard" production version of 2008 Server and Hyper-V when released?
2. Will it be possible to somehow upgrade the 2008 Server RC1 and Hyper-V
beta bits to production so I can at least keep using the VM's I create till
then? Likely upgrade scenario would be appreciated.
3. I know XP Pro and Vista Ultimate are not officially supported under
Hyper-V now but has anyone tried to see if they actually work? I presume
[seriously] that it was a MSFT priority to get Linux running first!
4. Is there a means to create a VM from a physical bootable disk of an XP
Pro or Vista Ultimate system from a local or network drive?
5. I read about SCSI support from the VM handled almost native by Hyper-V
but did not understand well what was being explained. Are SCSI disks somehow
supported more efficiently than SATA 3G disks for the VM's?
6. Does Hyper-V support VT-d [Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O]
and do most recent motherboards/BIOS combinations support this OK?

Thanks so much for any and all pointers to getting this project started,

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Dave
Dec 20 '07 #1
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Sorry this web mail posted without final verification from me and don't think
this is the appropriate newsgroup but if there is an MSDN "managed" newsgroup
that is please advise. 'Course if you have suggestions as to these issues
would be happy to hear them as I am setting this up for general .Net
development and testing. Thanks.
--
Dave
"CodeSlinger" wrote:
I plan to build my own 2008 Server/Hyper-V system and will not be using one
of the tested Dell or HP systems from the release notes and could use some
pointers as to my assumnptions and answers to a few questions.

Some getting started with Hyper-V assumptions. Please tell me if I am off
base here.

1. Any recent Intel quad core processor has the needed x64 architecture with
hardware assisted virtualization and data execution protection needed to run
Hyper-V.
2. Most motherboard/BIOS combinations that support an Intel quad core will
run 2008 Server and Hyper-V. If not please make some suggestions either for
or against any specific boards.
3. I will be able to use my Vista system to RDP to the 2008 Server to create
and manage the VM's.
4. My Vista machine will be able to RDP to any of the VM's once they are
running.

And some getting started questions:

1. Will my MSDN Empower subscription eventually include at least the
"standard" production version of 2008 Server and Hyper-V when released?
2. Will it be possible to somehow upgrade the 2008 Server RC1 and Hyper-V
beta bits to production so I can at least keep using the VM's I create till
then? Likely upgrade scenario would be appreciated.
3. I know XP Pro and Vista Ultimate are not officially supported under
Hyper-V now but has anyone tried to see if they actually work? I presume
[seriously] that it was a MSFT priority to get Linux running first!
4. Is there a means to create a VM from a physical bootable disk of an XP
Pro or Vista Ultimate system from a local or network drive?
5. I read about SCSI support from the VM handled almost native by Hyper-V
but did not understand well what was being explained. Are SCSI disks somehow
supported more efficiently than SATA 3G disks for the VM's?
6. Does Hyper-V support VT-d [Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O]
and do most recent motherboards/BIOS combinations support this OK?

Thanks so much for any and all pointers to getting this project started,

--
Dave
Dec 20 '07 #2

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