Here’s the ingredients
1 HyperV Server. The Free one. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=48359dd2-1c3d-4506-ae0a-232d0314ccf6&displaylang=en This is a standalone no GUI that you can build R2 solutions on. But… no GUI. Ick. I want GUI.
So we “make” a GUI for it.
1 Windows 7. Must be Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate. This is our GUI.
1 set of RSAT tools. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7D2F6AD7-656B-4313-A005-4E344E43997D&displaylang=en
1 download of HVRemote (install on both the server and the client).
Hyper-V Remote Management Configuration Utility – Home:
Download all of these ingredients and let’s see what we’re planning. One of the issues one has with the SBS 2008 premium sku is that the extra Windows 2008 standard that you get is not automatically upgradable to R2 under Open Value License/Software Assurance (and this isn’t just because we can’t get into the VLSC web site, it flat out is not a SA/OV upgrade right under that suite platform).
But the virtualization of R2ism is really cool mainly due to the ability to hot add/drop SCSI drives on the fly. You can’t do that with non R2.
So as it takes a few hours to download this, so watch the blog for a blog series on setting this up and using THIS as your second server virtualization platform.
The tag for this series is HVRemote