Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V released today! (includes a list of main Hyper-V related links)


Hyper-V is here!



As you can confirm on the press release linked below, the final release of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V was just announced.
You can download the final version (number 18016) immediately from the Microsoft download web site.
This version will also go to Windows Update on July 8th.


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Below you will find a collection of links about Hyper-V.


Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V RTM information



Press release on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V RTM
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2008/jun08/06-26hyperv.mspx


John Howard’s blog post about Hyper-V RTM
http://blogs.technet.com/jhoward/archive/2008/06/26/hyper-v-rtm-announcement-available-today-from-the-microsoft-download-centre.aspx 


Hyper-V RTM Guest Operating System Support Note
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954958


Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V RTM download – Direct Links



Windows Server 2008 x64 Hyper-V Parent Partition RTM package
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F3AB3D4B-63C8-4424-A738-BADED34D24ED


Windows Server 2008 x86 Hyper-V Management RTM package
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6F69D661-5B91-4E5E-A6C0-210E629E1C42


Windows Vista SP1 x64 Hyper-V Management RTM package
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=88208468-0AD6-47DE-8580-085CBA42C0C2


Windows Vista SP1 x86 Hyper-V Management RTM package
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=BF909242-2125-4D06-A968-C8A3D75FF2AA


Hyper-V and Virtualization main links



Microsoft Virtualization Home Page
http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization


Hyper-V Home Page
http://www.microsoft.com/Hyper-V


System Center Virtual Machine Manager Home Page
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scvmm


Virtualization TechCenter
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization


Hyper-V FAQ
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/hyperv-faq.aspx


Virtualization Case Studies
http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/case-studies.mspx


Virtualization Solution Accelerators
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/cc197910.aspx


Hyper-V Webcasts and Podcasts



Virtualization Capabilities of Windows Server 2008 (Level 100)
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032368894&CountryCode=US


Are You Ready for Virtualization? (Level 200)
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032372420&CountryCode=US


Virtualization Security Best Practices
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/c/b/5cb1943c-751d-4fd4-a897-38926e90a86f/BrandonBakerHyperVSecurity2Podcast.wma


TechNet Edge Interview: Hyper-V Overview with Mike Neil
http://edge.technet.com/Media/Hyper-V-hits-RTM-interview-with-Mike-Neil/


TechNet Edge Interview: Hyper-V Program managers interview Part 1
http://edge.technet.com/Media/Hyper-V-how-it-works-Interview-with-PMs-Part-1/


TechNet Edge Interview: Hyper-V Program managers interview Part 2
http://edge.technet.com/Media/Hyper-V-how-it-works-Interview-with-PMs-Part-2/


Hyper-V White Papers



Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Overview
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0fe4e411-8c88-48c2-8903-3fd9cbb10d05&DisplayLang=en


Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Hyper-V
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bcaa9707-0228-4860-b088-dd261ca0c80d&DisplayLang=en


Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Performance Tuning Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/sysperf/Perf_tun_srv.mspx


Step-by-Step Guide for Testing Hyper-V and Failover Clustering
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cd828712-8d1e-45d1-a290-7edadf1e4e9c&DisplayLang=en


Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V integration with BitLocker
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2c3c0615-baf4-4a9c-b613-3fda14e84545&DisplayLang=en


Microsoft.com Operations Virtualizes MSDN and TechNet on Hyper-V
http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/C/5/6C559B56-8556-4097-8C81-2D4E762CD48E/MSCOM_Virtualizes_MSDN_TechNet_on_Hyper-V.docx


Microsoft.com Powered by Hyper-V
http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2008/06/25/microsoft-com-powered-by-hyper-v.aspx


Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc501231.aspx 


Windows Essential Business Server Virtualization Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=840e11e7-6ce7-4b9b-a4ef-c3d5bf97f562&DisplayLang=en


Technet and MSDN blogs related to Hyper-V



http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization
http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy
http://blogs.technet.com/jhoward
http://blogs.technet.com/roblarson
http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld
http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver
http://blogs.technet.com/mapblog
http://blogs.technet.com/stbnewsbytes
http://blogs.technet.com/josebda


My main Hyper-V related blog posts



Storage options for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2008/02/14/storage-options-for-windows-server-2008-s-hyper-v.aspx


More on Storage Options for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2008/03/06/more-on-storage-options-for-windows-server-2008-s-hyper-v.aspx


Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Failover Clustering Options
http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2008/06/17/windows-server-2008-hyper-v-failover-clustering-options.aspx


Windows Server 2008 Core, Hyper-V and Failover Clustering – with screenshots
http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2008/04/14/snw-demo-windows-server-2008-core-hyper-v-and-failover-clustering-with-screenshots.aspx

Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hyper-V has RTM'ed!! That is way earlier than the initial 180 days after Windows Server 2008 release

  2. Anonymous says:

    Overview In a previous blog post, I described 5 different ways to implement Windows Server Failover Clustering

  3. Anonymous says:

    Jose Barreto , one of my Storage colleagues, posted a huge list of links to whitepapers, documentation

  4. Anonymous says:

    Have you realized that Hyper-V has been released to manufacturing ? And nearly one month before what