The Hyper V documentation team has done a great job of putting together a detailed Windows Server 2008 R2: Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster. Download the .PDF
The poster provides details on the inner workings of things like:
- Virtual Networking
- Virtual Storage
- Live Migration
- Virtual Machine Snapshots
- Virtual Machine File Management
VMWare has released VMware Workstation 7.1.
What’s New in VMware Workstation 7.1
Support for 8 virtual processors (or 8 virtual cores) and 2 TB virtual disks.
Support for OpenGL 2.1 for Windows Vista and Windows 7 guests.
Greatly improved DirectX 9.0 graphics performance for Windows Vista and Windows 7 guests. Up to 2x faster than Workstation 7.
Launch virtualized applications directly from the Windows 7 taskbar to create a seamless experience between applications in your virtual machines and the desktop.
Optimized performance for Intel’s Core i3, i5, i7 processor family for faster virtual machine encryption and decryption.
Support for more Host and Guest Operating Systems, including: Hosts: Windows 2008 R2, Ubuntu 10.04, RHEL 5.4, and more Guests: Fedora 12, Ubuntu 10.04, RHEL 5.4, SEL 11 SP1, and more.
Now includes built in Automatic Updates feature to check, download, and install VMware Workstation updates.
Ability to import and export Open Virtualization Format (OVF 1.0) packaged virtual machines and upload directly to VMware vSphere, the industry’s best platform for building cloud infrastructures.
Download VMware Workstation HERE. You need a valid VMware Account to download.