Windows 8's Hyper-V 3.0 Module Confirmed

Windows 8, contains Hyper-V 3.0 technology and a new virtual hard drive format called VHDX.According to Robert McLaws, the new features bring a larger scale version of virtualisation than what we've seen before in a Windows operating system. The new virtual hard drive format allows a total size of up to 16TB of data, which's […]

Windows 8, contains Hyper-V 3.0 technology and a new virtual hard drive format called VHDX.

According to Robert McLaws, the new features bring a larger scale version of virtualisation than what we've seen before in a Windows operating system. The new virtual hard drive format allows a total size of up to 16TB of data, which's a significant improvement from the VHD format.

Microsoft has also included support in Hyper-V for more than four computing cores, ultimately benefiting those with a lot of computing power. Overall, Mr McLaws has uncovered the following new features in this build of Windows 8:

  • Storage
    • Virtual Fibre Channel Adapter
    • Storage Resource Pools
    • New .VHDX virtual hard drive format (Up to 16TB + power failure resiliency)
  • Memory/Processor Enhancements
    • Support for more than 4 cores! (My machine has 12 cores)
    • NUMA - Memory per Node, Cores per Node, Nodes per Processor Socket
  • Networking Enhancements
    • Hardware Acceleration (Virtual Machine Queue & IPsec Offload)
    • Bandwidth Management
    • DHCP Guard
    • Router Guard
    • Monitor Port
    • Virtual Switch Extensions
    • Network Resource Pools

[Via: Windows Now