Virtual Server 2005 R2 changes summary

Now that Virtual Server 2005 R2 has been officially launched at IT Forum this week, here’s a quick summary of what’s different:

– Performance improvements – particularly for guests which are running memory-intensive applications
– Performance improvements – install time SCSI shunt driver
– Scalability – x64 bit host support to allow more virtual machines per host
– High Availability – Support for iSCSI to cluster virtual machines across hosts
– High Availability – Virtual Server host clustering support, guest operating system agnostic over SAN, iSCSI or DAS and catering for both planned and unplanned downtime
– Manageability – PXE boot support in Virtual Machine BIOS

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