What’s new Windows 8 beta Hyper-V

Posted by bink on March 1 2012, 11:03 PM.

Since the developer preview specs have been changed for Hyper-V in the Windows 8 Beta.


  • 1 TB of memory on a virtual machine (up from 512 GB in the Windows Server “8” Developer Preview Build)
  • 64 TB of virtual disk size (up from 16 TB in the Windows Server “8” Developer Preview Build)
  • Support for various Emulex Fiber Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) inbox


  • Support for various SR-IOV drivers added inbox
  • 64 nodes in a failover cluster

Improved inbox monitoring experience for Hyper-V Replica

    • Simpler view for replication statistics and health, for a virtual machine


Security improvements

    • Ability to group primary servers into a trust zone at the Replica server level


Usability improvements

    • Simplified wizard for enabling replication
    • Easier to authorize a cluster of primary servers to replicate