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A child partition does not have access to the physical processor , nor does it handle its real interrupts. Instead, it has a virtual view of the processor and runs in Guest Virtual Address , which, depending on the configuration of the hypervisor, might not necessarily be the entire virtual address space.
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Depending on VM configuration, Hyper-V may expose only a subset of the processors to each partition. The hypervisor handles the interrupts to the processor, and redirects them to the respective partition using a logical Synthetic Interrupt Controller SynIC.
Child partitions do not have direct access to hardware resources, but instead have a virtual view of the resources, in terms of virtual devices. Any request to the virtual devices is redirected via the VMBus to the devices in the parent partition, which will manage the requests. The VMBus is a logical channel which enables inter-partition communication. The response is also redirected via the VMBus. If the devices in the parent partition are also virtual devices, it will be redirected further until it reaches the parent partition, where it will gain access to the physical devices.
This entire process is transparent to the guest OS. The Hyper-V role is only available in the x variants of Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter editions of Windows Server and later, as well as the Pro, Enterprise and Education editions of Windows 8 and later.
On Windows Server, it can be installed regardless of whether the installation is a full or core installation. In addition, Hyper-V can be made available as part of the Hyper-V Server operating system, which is a freeware edition of Windows Server. Fedora 8 or 9 are unsupported; however, they have been reported to run.
Third-party support for FreeBSD 8. Windows 10 Home does not support Hyper-V. Hyper-V provides basic virtualization support for Linux guests out of the box. Xen -enabled Linux guest distributions may also be paravirtualized in Hyper-V. In February , Red Hat and Microsoft signed a virtualization pact for hypervisor interoperability with their respective server operating systems, to enable Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 to be officially supported on Hyper-V. It supports the older.
After the migrated guest OS is configured and started using Hyper-V, the guest OS will detect changes to the virtual hardware. Installing "Hyper-V Integration Services" installs five services to improve performance, at the same time adding the new guest video and network card drivers. Hyper-V does not virtualize audio hardware. Before Windows 8. Optical drives virtualized in the guest VM are read-only.
This occurs because the graphics drivers access memory in a pattern that causes the translation lookaside buffer to be flushed frequently cache thrashing. In Windows Server , Microsoft officially supported Hyper-V only with the default VGA drivers,  which do not support Windows Aero, higher resolutions, rotation, or multi-monitor display. However, unofficial workarounds were available in certain cases.
Older non-WDDM graphics drivers sometimes did not cause performance issues, though these drivers did not always install smoothly on Windows Server. Hyper-V in Windows Server does not support "live migration" of guest VMs where "live migration" is defined as maintaining network connections and uninterrupted services during VM migration between physical hosts. Instead, Hyper-V on Server Enterprise and Datacenter Editions supports "quick migration", where a guest VM is suspended on one host and resumed on another host.
This operation happens in the time it takes to transfer the active memory of the guest VM over the network from the first host to the second host. This allows for failover of an individual VM as opposed to the entire host having to failover it seems that when a node Hyper-V server, not a VM fails then each "VM running on the failed node" may migrate to other live nodes independently of "other VMs on the same LUN running on other nodes that share the LUN with the failed node".
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See also Cluster Shared Volumes. Windows Server 's implementation of Hyper-V Version 3. The only real limiting factor here is hardware and network bandwidth available. Windows Server also supports a new "shared nothing live migration" option, where no traditional shared storage is required in order to complete a migration. Live Migration between different host OS versions is not possible, although this is soon to be addressed in Windows Server R2. Windows Server also introduced the ability to use simple SMB shares as a shared storage option in conjunction with the new Scale out File Services role in Server for highly available environments , alleviating the need for expensive SANs.
This is particularly useful for low budget environments, without the need to sacrifice performance due to the many new improvements to the SMB3 stack. Windows Server will fully support the live migration of VMs running on SMB shares, whether it be a live or live system migration.
Hyper-V under Windows Server also supports the ability to migrate a running VM's storage, whereby an active Virtual Machines storage can be moved from one infrastructure to another without the VM's workload being affected, further reducing the limitations associated with VM mobility. This however means that the guest has to use different instructions to access this new register. Network card teaming or link aggregation is not supported if the NIC manufacturer supplied drivers support NIC teaming. Windows Server introduced many new features in Hyper-V.
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