Your best place to ask this is actually the SBS 2008 newsgroup on Connect.
We've been supporting folks running SBS on Hyper-V there for a while now.
Here's a link to the web version: http://connect.microsoft.com/cougar/...i/default.aspx
Instructions for getting to the NNTP version are off this page: http://connect.microsoft.com/cougar
That being said, you can run SBS 2008 Premium virtualized, it is supported,
and it can use the Premium Edition second server as the Parent to do that.
If you run the second server as the parent, you should ONLY install the
hyper-v role in the parent to allow you to also install a child partition
with that same license. Backups there are several options, and this is
something you'd do better asking specific questions about in the SBS 2008
Charlie. http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64 http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
"Mike" <nospam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Hi all,
> My direct-hardware virtualization solution experience only lies on Citrix
> Xen and I want to use Hyper-V on an upcoming project and I've got
> questions as to how it works (as I assume it's a little different).
> I'll be purchasing SBS Premium and appropriate hardware to run
> virtualization. What are the basic steps to procure and install Hyper-V
> so I can then setup my 2 guest servers included in the SBS Premium
> licensing? Does Hyper-V come with SBS Premium or is it available as a
> Also, does Hyper-V allow for guests servers to be backed up (the entire
> VHD) while the system is running and is there a way to automate this from
> the hyper-v (to say an external USB hard drive or NAS)?
> On a side-note does MS support SBS or other servers installed in Xen?