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MCTS Windows Server® 2008 R2 Complete: Study Guide by William Panek

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Hyper-V Overview

In the following sections, we’ll introduce you Hyper-V. To begin, we’ll take a look at virtualization and what types of virtualization exist. We will then discuss Hyper-V features and the Hyper-V architecture before finishing up with the Hyper-V requirements for software and hardware.

What Is Virtualization?

Virtualization is a method for abstracting physical resources from the way they interact with other resources. For example, if you abstract the physical hardware from the operating system, you get the benefit of being able to move the operating system between different physical systems.

This is called server virtualization. But there are also other forms of virtualization available, such as presentation virtualization, desktop ...

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