If you're interested in learning more about what Hyper-V brings to the table, and whether or not it's ready for prime-time, make sure to check out Hyper-V Unleashed – a free Web Seminar from WindowsITPro.
The event will be on July 21st, and I'll be presenting the 'Hyper-V In Depth' session. Registration is free, and there are some great goodies/freebies available for registrants – in addition, of course, to the content.
Here's a recap of the Agenda:
Hyper-V In-DepthThis session would provide detailed information about Hyper-V. We will begin with the Hyper-V architecture and a discussion of the differences in the Hyper-V role and Hyper-V Server 2008 standalone edition. We also would cover storage and networking options; installing and managing Hyper-V on Server 2008 and Server Core; and advanced topics such as offline VHD access, backup and recovery, high availability options, and management.
Partner Technical Presentations1:45 p.m.
VMware ESX vs. Microsoft Hyper-VThis session would compare ESX server and Hyper-V, showing the differences between their architectures. We would look at the different features and management interfaces and compare the performance of the two products. In addition, we would look at the more advanced enterprise management capabilities offered by VI3 and SCVMM.
Highly Available Hyper-VThis session would present the different high-availability features offered by Hyper-V. We would cover setting Failover Clustering at both the Hyper-V server and guest level and provide an overview of Live Migration, discussing how Live Migration works and then showing how to set up and use Live Migration with Hyper-V and Server 2008 R2