Hyper-V to get memory overcommitment with the next Service Pack?

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010   |  

microsoft logo

The capability to overcommit memory is an evident advantage that VMware has over competition. 
Marketing departments, partners, and even customers engage endless debates about its value and usefulness in every scenario. 

Microsoft has been particularly vocal in downplaying the importance of memory overcommitment, even if its President of Server and Tools Division, Bob Muglia, candidly admitted

we definitely need to put that in our product.

Maybe just a few people remind that Microsoft actually equipped its hypervisor with memory overcommitment capability and that was ready to appear in Hyper-V 2008 R2.
For some reasons anyway the company pulled the feature during the beta phase without disclosing when customers would finally get it.

The time is about to come, apparently.

After the launch of Windows 7, of course Microsoft is already working on Windows Server 2008 R2 post-RTM builds and Internet abounds of leaked screenshots about those.
One of them, published by Softpedia and related to the build 7700.winmain.100122-1900, reveals that Microsoft has reintroduced Dynamic Memory controls in the Hyper-V control panel:

 Hyper-V Dynamic Memory

This doesn’t really mean that the feature will appear in the next Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack or in Windows Server codename 8, but its presence in this build confirms that Microsoft is getting ready to reintroduce it.

At this point it will be hard to argue with VMware on the value of memory overcommitment (albeit it still makes sense to believe that it’s not useful in every scenario). 


Labels:

blog comments powered by Disqus


virtualization.info Newest articles
Release: VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.8 and vSphere Data Protection 5.8

August 25th, 2014

Among the announcements made today at the VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, there are two new releases. VMware disclosed the delivery of new version of its Disaster Recovery and Backup…

Release: VMware NSX 6.1

August 25th, 2014

Today at VMworld 2014 VMware showcased version 6.1 of its network virtualization platform: NSX.
Launched last year at VMworld 2013 NSX is the result of Nicira acquisition and now VMware…

VMware announces EVO:RAIL

August 25th, 2014

I’m not a huge fan of converged infrastructure solutions but a lot of companies love the simplicity and the initial agility of such implementations, that has led to the relative…

VMware launches VMware vRealize Suite

August 25th, 2014

First day at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, if the tradition is respected most of the big news will come out today, a good example is the announcement of the…

VMware announces updates in Executive Responsibilities

August 22nd, 2014

VMware announced an administrative transformation in order to stimulate technology innovation, to boost its focus on customers, and develop operational effectiveness across the organization.

VMware’s president, Carl Eschenbach who joined…

VMware launches VMware vCloud Air Network program

August 21st, 2014

All the major vendors in the cloud computing market are investing in their hybrid cloud programs, VMware is no exception and today has launched the new VMware vCloud Air Network…

Citrix announces XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6

August 21st, 2014

This week Citrix announced the upcoming 7.6 version of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) product XenDesktop and desktop and virtualization product XenApp.
XenApp product returned in version 7.5 since it…

Red Hat introduces RHEL OpenStack Platform evaluation OVA

August 21st, 2014

Red Hat is putting a lot of effort in its OpenStack distribution that reached version 5 in July introducing the Icehouse OpenStack release.
The Raleigh open source giant has just…

VMware acquires CloudVolumes

August 20th, 2014

Application containerization is one of the hot topics of 2014, the idea of abstracting applications from the underlying OSes is intriguing and suggests a more simple and agile way to…

Release: Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac

August 20th, 2014

Today Parallels announced the availability of version 10 of its desktop virtualization platform for Mac: Parallels Desktop.
The new release obviously includes the support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, better…

Paper: Intel DPDK with VMware vSphere

August 14th, 2014

The Intel Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) is an open source software library for Linux User Space applications that enables higher levels of packet processing throughput, that gives application developers…

Release: Teradici PCoIP Workstation Access Software

August 13th, 2014

Teradici is the developer of the PC-over-IP (PCoIP) remote desktop protocol, which is leveraged in several VDI solutions and provided with Teradici hardware solutions which are OEM’ed by several vendors….

Release: Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V

August 13th, 2014

Veeam released Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V, a free tool for monitoring and management of Microsoft Hyper-V.
You all know Windows Task Manager, the system monitor and startup – task…

Platform9 exits from stealth mode

August 12th, 2014

Platform9, founded in 2013 from former VMware Engineers Sirish Raghuram (former Staff Engineer and now Platform9’s CEO), Madhura Maskasky (also former Staff Engineer and now Head of Product), Roopak…

 
Monthly Archive