Is Microsoft Building a Client Hypervisor?
There has been speculation that Microsoft will be including a version of Hyper-V called Hyper-V 3.0 in Windows 8. Robert McLaws grabbed some information from a Windows 8 build that shows the setup options for Hyper-V Core.
Some of the new features appear to be:
- Virtual Fibre Channel Adapter
- Storage Resource Pools
- New .VHDX virtual hard drive format (Up to 16TB + power failure resiliency)
- Support for more than 4 cores! (My machine has 12 cores)
- NUMA - Memory per Node, Cores per Node, Nodes per Processor Socket
- Hardware Acceleration (Virtual Machine Queue & IPsec Offload)
- Bandwidth Management
- DHCP Guard
- Router Guard
- Monitor Port
- Virtual Switch Extensions
- Network Resource Pools