Hyper-V (Windows Server 2008 x64) on 32 cores

In the previous post, we tried Hyper-V with only 16 cores as per the release notes. Now we addedd another 8 CPUS (16 cores AMD Opteron) to the same system. This was to test the x64 Windows Server 2008 on 32 cores than Hyper-V. We already did this for the x86 version here.

The system did boot up just fine. Here is a screen shot.

Windows Server 2008 x64 on 32 AMD Opteron cores

With that taken care of, we quickly browsed through the event logs to see if the Hyper-V service / hypervisor failed to start as per the release notes. There was no such message. The only way to test if the hypervisor has started or not is to fire up the Server Manager and try to boot up the virtual machines.

We were pleased to see that the hypervisor indeed started and there was no problem booting up the virtual machines. And here is a screenshot.

Hyper-V with 32 AMD Opteron cores

This opens up a wide range of usage cases. With appropriate capacity planning, the entire data center for a small company can be replaced with one 5U server and two for a highly available setup.



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