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Hyper Virtulization with Server 2008. Excellent setting up a lab environment for testing purposes

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Im interested this topic hope other member post your experinces on this hyper v system administrators.
airh3ad on Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:45 am
I think that you are looking to use Hyper-V in a way that doesn't make sense. I don't think that buying a Windows Server license, plus each OS's license that you are hosting, is a cost effective way of doing things. In addition, anything that is going to be using full DirectX is NOT (repeat NOT) a good candidate to run in a VM, regardless of which hypervisor or supervisor you use. Remember, these things tend to provision dinky little S3 "bare bones" video cards to the VM, not some hot-shot ATI or NVIDIA superstar card. In addition, unless you want to go through the very headache-y "Windows Workstation 2008" conversion, the host machine will be fairly useless to you as a workstation.

You questions about external devices make it sound like you are doing multimedia editing with these clients. Again, not a good idea. Are you going to walk across the house just to unplug a USB thumb drive or connect a camcorder to the host machine? And then go through the hassle of configuring the host to attach that device to the VM?

Finally, it sounds to me like you are trying to get Hyper-V to replace Terminal Services to provision full desktops to a number of people... remember, for those clients to be looking at the screen, they either need to be using the Hyper-V admin tool, which runs under Vista only, or they need to be using RDP or a similar technology (VNC, etc.) servers in the VMs and clients on their PCs to access them. And those means of control have enough latency in them that I certainly would not be playing video games or doing graphics editing or whatever it is that you are trying to do. Even if you did use Terminal Services, I do not think you'd be happy
airh3ad on Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:38 am

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