Comparison between Virtual Server and Windows Virtualization, Part I

28. December 2006 06:14 by Jaguilar in General  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

Windows Virtualization is the next generation of virtualization solutions offered by Microsoft. Here is a quick list on how it compares to Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1:

  • Supported Hardware: Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 runs on both x86 and x64 architectures. Windows Virtualization will be x64 ONLY.
  • Virtual Machine Support: Virtual Server supports 32–bit virtual machines. Windows Virtualization supports both 32 and 64–bit Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Memory Support: Virtual server can allocate up to 3.6GB per VM. Windows Virtualization will be able to assign up to 32GB per VM
  • Hot add: Virtual Server does not support adding hardware to a virtual machine while it is running. Windows Virtualization supports hot add of memory, processors, storage, and networking devices.