What's New in Microsoft Hyper-V Server
Applies To: Hyper-V Server 2012, Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
This document briefly summarizes new features in Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2012 and outlines current virtual machine maximums, configuration, and workgroup considerations.
Hyper-V Server is a full-featured, enterprise-class, stand-alone Microsoft hypervisor, which provides an optimized virtualization platform that requires fewer updates than a full version of Windows Server. Hyper-V Server consumes half the disk space of a default installation of Windows Server. It supports the same hardware compatibility list as the corresponding editions of Windows Server, and it integrates fully with Microsoft System Center and Windows technologies such as Windows Update and Active Directory.
This product is a free download and its installation is pre-activated. However, the operating systems running on hosted virtual machines each require a proper license.