However, if you have <32Gb of RAM and licenses for each O/S you're
planning on hosting within Hyper-V or the audacity to run Linux under it
you can return DC and get your $3,000 back in your pocket. So it's a
question of how you plan on setting up your machine.
If you want to elaborate on the machine specifications, and don't mind
sharing what kind of guest O/S install you're planning on doing then we
can help you with a better decision. However, you should be aware that
you get next to nothing with Hyper-V server. I can't actually tell why
MS released it.
Since you already have DC edition you'll probably want to install that
as the Guest OS seeing as how the virtualization licensing scheme makes
it favorabe to do so. I recommend that option. Let us know what you choose!
Anthony N Malczanek
Charlie Russel - MVP wrote:
> The Hyper-V Server standalone is essentially Windows Server 2008
> Standard with ONLY the Hyper-V role enabled, and only a Core install
> possible. It is limited to 32 Gb of RAM, and 4 physical processors. (the
> limits of Standard Edition).
> Datacenter Server limits are MUCH higher. You have no licensing
> limitations, and you can install in GUI install if you choose. This
> one's a no brainer - there's no benefit at all to installing the