With the announcement of the Release Candidate (RC) for Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V now supports:
- Up to 320 Logical Processors Per Host
- Up to 4 TB of Memory Per Host
- Up to 64 Virtual Processors Per VM
This is in addition to the huge scalability updates that were already at announced in Windows Server 2012 Beta which are:
- Up to 1 TB of memory per VM
- Up to 64 TB per virtual disk
- And up to 255 virtual disks per VM for a maximum of up 16,320 TB (or 15.93 Petabytes) per virtual machine
- Up to 64 nodes in a cluster
- Up to 4000 VMs in a cluster
Take a moment to let these numbers sink in! These numbers are amazingly overwhelming. Scale and performance are no longer a factor for virtualizing a workload. ANY WORKLOAD.
These numbers are UNMATCHED in the industry. And yes, Windows Server 2012 exceeds VMware capabilities across the board.
We support a number of non-Microsoft guest operating systems including Linux, CentOS and others. For Microsoft workloads, there’s simply no better way than using Microsoft Hyper-V and managed with Microsoft System Center.
We now have a number of customers in Qatar who are on the early adoption list for Windows Server 2012.
Fasten your seatbelts and wait for RTM!