Hyper-V?

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    • #45677

      I am actually trying to figure this out myself. I want to know if HyperV helps VMWare or if it does nothing. I do know that you should only turn it on if your CPU and mainboard supports it.

    • #45678

      Hyper-V is in competition with VMWare. VMWare 1.5 (whatever) does not run on 64 bit OS and Hyper-V only runs on the 64 bit version of 2008.
      In the production environment at work, we currently use free VMWare server to run some client test / demo systems (we develop cataloguing software).
      I am recommending we use upgread from Enterprise 2003 to the Enterprise version of Server 2008. We currenly run the VM demos on a two disk striped disk (not mirror, mirrow slows down the OS something shocking) for disk access speed. I plan to upgrade the RAM from 8 gig to maybe 16 gig (Enterprise 32 bit supports it, but not Standard edition) which will increase speed and still allow us to use VMWare (not supported on 64 bit).

      The killer feature for me on Server 08 is the Bare Metal restore (restore to new hardware). I can backup to network share, then backup the files to tape (off site) and if a hard drive files I can just quickly reinstall the OS to the same server or a different server. Simply Awesome.

      I intend to document a step by step process for the bare metal restore soon.

      Hope this helps a bit.

      Bucket.

    • #45679

      Does Windows Server 2008 have System Restore Point? I can’t find it…

    • #45680

      It does not call it System Restore. It calls it Server Backup. You need to activate it in the roles or feature (I can’t remember which one) first and i think it only comes with Enterprise Edition, but that may be wrong.

      Here is a PDF that talks about the features of Srv2008. You will find the backup information in the lower section in the middle.

    • #45681

      Thanks Triel, I activated Backup and I had seen it, I just wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything. I’ll read that document!

    • #42957

      Is there really a reason I want to enable this? If I primarily use VMWare will this help me at all? I don’t want to create Microsoft based VMs. I prefer VMWare VMs.

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