So Microsoft just announced that the next version of Hyper-V, which will be out with Windows 2008 R2, will contain live migration! There are couple of other note worthy news items:
- Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, a new hypervisor-based server virtualization product (like ESXi), will be released within 30 days and be available at no cost via the Web
- Microsoft will demonstrate live migration feature of Windows Server 2008 R2. And the next version of Microsoft Hyper-V Server (the one after 2008) will have live migration capabilities.
- System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 will be released within 30 days [not a surprise], which will manage Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 or VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3
So the big questions is, when can we expect this feature?
The answer can be found on this blog article.
- A release called Windows Server 2008 R2 is still on the books (now officially slated for 2010).
I’m really curious about R2 and hope we can expect a Beta soon!!