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The Difference Between Virtual Server and Windows Server Virtualization

Confused about where Microsoft is taking their virtualization technology?  Want to know the difference between what they offer today versus tomorrow?  Tony Soper created a quick overview chart to see just that as he explains some of the differences between Microsoft's Virtual Server 2005 product and their future release of Windows Server Virtualization.

 

Virtual Server 2005 R2

Windows Server virtualization

32-bit VMs?

Yes

Yes

64-bit VMs?

No

Yes

Multi-processor VMs?

No

Yes, up to 8 processor VMs

VM memory support?

3.6 GB per VM

More than 32 GB per VM

Hot add memory/processors?

No

Yes

Hot add storage/networking?

No

Yes

Can be managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager?

Yes

Yes

Cluster support?

Yes

Yes

Scriptable/Extensible?

Yes, COM

Yes, WMI

Number of running VMs?

64

More than 64. As many as hardware will allow.

User interface

Web Interface

MMC 3.0 Interface

Check out the original post, here.

Published Wednesday, August 23, 2006 9:47 AM by David Marshall
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