Windows Server Virtualization and Microsoft Hyper-V

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  • Hyper-V live migration

    Hyper-V live migration is a Hyper-V feature that lets admins move running virtual machines from one failover cluster node to a cluster in the same node. 

  • NTBackup (Microsoft Windows NT backup)

    NTBackup is a built-in backup application introduced with Microsoft Windows NT. 

  • VHDX (Hyper-V virtual hard disk)

    VHDX is a Hyper-V virtual hard disk (VHD) format found in Windows Server 2012. 

  • registry virtualization (Windows Vista)

    Registry virtualization (RV) is a compatibility application that supports write operations in a registry. 

  • CSV (Cluster Shared Volumes)

    CSV (Cluster Shared Volumes) is a feature in Windows Server in which shared disks are concurrently accessible to all nodes within a failover cluster. 

  • Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0

    Hyper-V 3.0 is the virtualization feature created for the client version of Windows 8 as well as Windows Server 8. 

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  • Accelerated Hub Architecture (AHA) (or Intel Hub Architecture)

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About Windows Server Virtualization and Microsoft Hyper-V

Server virtualization is the masking of server resources -- including the number and identity of individual physical servers, processors and operating systems -- from server users. This topic page features server virtualization tips, guides and news for administrators working in Windows environments. Here you'll find info on the advantages and disadvantages of server virtualization, plus advice on getting started. You'll also find details on Microsoft's Virtual Server and Hyper-V, the company's hypervisor-based virtualization technology designed for Windows Server 2008.