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Windows® Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion by J. C. Mackin, Charlie Russel

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Virtualized Windows EBS Hardware Requirements

You can choose to host any or all Windows EBS servers in a virtual environment by using the Hyper-V server role in Windows Server 2008. The Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2008 requires a 64-bit (x64) processor, hardware-assisted virtualization, and hardware data execution protection. Beyond meeting these basic hardware requirements to run Hyper-V on a host server, you then need to meet the hardware requirements to support each Windows EBS server in a virtual environment on the host.

The following sections describe three different Windows EBS virtualization configurations and the scenarios in which they can be used.

Virtual Configuration #1: Fully Virtualized Windows EBS

In this configuration, all three ...

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