Microsoft Hyper-V 2.0 to include Live Migration, vRAM hot plug, dynamic memory, NTP support and more

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Steven Bink at is reporting live from Microsoft PDC 2008 conference in Los Angeles.

Before the keynote is actually performed (it will be live streamed here) he already published the list of features planned for Hyper-V 2.0, part of the upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2:

  • Live Migration
  • Virtual memory hot plug
  • Virtual storage (VHD) hot plug/remove
  • Dynamic memory distribution across all VMs
  • Support for shareable LUNs (Clustered Shared Volumes or CSV)
  • Support for AMD RVI and Intel EPT nested page tables technologies
  • Support for up to 32 physical cores
  • Support for I/O Virtualization technologies

Please note that Microsoft is still unsure about including the dynamic memory feature in the RTM. In any case it will not appear in the beta builds.

Update: The new website about Windows Server 2008 R2 that Microsoft just launched reveals that the OS (and Hyper-V 2.0) will be available no earlier than 2010.