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Training Guide: Configuring Windows® 8 by Derek Schauland Scott Lowe and Rick W. Vanover

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Chapter 6. Using Hyper-V

Virtualization is no longer a technology reserved for the data center and server administrators. Windows 8 brings a new standard to the client operating system by including a very capable virtualization engine called Hyper-V. Windows 8 enables users to run virtual machines on a system with ease and incredible capabilities. In fact, the Hyper-V technology included with Windows 8 is the same engine as on Windows Server 2012. This feature is available only on Windows 8 Pro and is added as a Windows feature.

For many Windows users, this technology might pose a significant learning curve. Specifically, the concept of virtualized hardware resources for virtual machines is different from that of a physical computer. However, there ...

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