New Virtualization Features in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

posted by Charles Van Heusen

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 adds a number of serviceability enhancements to Windows Server 2008 R2. In addition and as a result of customer feedback, SP1 also adds two new virtualization features: Dynamic Memory and RemoteRX.    For those of you who haven’t been testing the Beta and RC, here’s a quick overview of these two great additions to an already exception product.  The good news is that you’ll get a chance to test this out when we release it on February 22nd.


Dynamic Memory is a free, built-in feature of Hyper-V that allows customers to increase their virtual machine density, using the resources they already have, without sacrificing performance or scalability.   It allows the allocation of a range of memory (min and max) to individual VMs, enabling the system to dynamically adjust the VM’s memory usage based on demand.


Microsoft RemoteFX is a platform feature with the ability to virtualize the Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) on the server side and deliver next-generation rich media and 3D user experiences for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).   RemoteFX leverages the power of virtualized graphics resources and advanced codecs to recreate the fidelity of hardware-assisted graphics acceleration. This allows for a local-like, remote experience.

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