Posted by essjae on February 6, 2013
Since Windows 8 is designed as a desktop/workstation or client OS, the requirement for SLAT makes a lot of sense for most users.
The lack of SLAT (Intel EPT and AMD RVI) was a big issue when using Hyper-V and a Windows 2008 (r1 and r2) system equipped with a high-end video card as a workstation (as opposed to a server). When 2008r2 became able to use SLAT, the video performance issues were just resolved.
VPC Guy Ben A has an excellent selection of blog posts on SLAT and Hyper-V.
Issue: Video performance may decrease when a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 based computer has the Hyper-V role enabled and an accelerated display adapter installed
Expanded explanation of why it happens:
Posted in Hyper-V, Virtualization, W2K8R2, Windows 8 | Tagged: EPT, Hyper-V, Hyper-V 3.0, Microsoft, R2, RVI, SLAT, Virtualization, windows 2008 r2, Windows Server 2008 | 3 Comments »
Posted by essjae on April 7, 2011
Microsoft is now offering iSCSI software targers for W2K8R2 for free. You can install the iSCSI software target on a 2008 R2 system and use it as shared storage.
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Posted by essjae on October 20, 2009
I have to say that I’m pretty excited about Windows 2008 R2, Hyper-V R2, and Exchange 2010 after hearing and seeing them today at “The New Efficiency” conference put on by Microsoft.
I’m also excited to start delving into V-Pro by Intel for my company’s notebook computers! Remote support from the hardware level!
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