Fascinating movement in the virtualisation space currently. With Hyper-V R2, MS will be providing a FREE virtualisation platform which includes Live Migration, and High Availability as standard. This supports up to 1TB RAM per host, up to 8 CPU’s per host, and up to 16 nodes per failover cluster.
Add to that, the new Windows 7 management interface that means you no longer have to use SCVMM or Windows Server Management tools, and you have a bargain.
Now it seems that Citrix are getting into the mix, by offering their Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V for FREE too.
Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V also includes their StorageLink technology, enabling storage provisioning and management for iSCSI and FC SAN environments.
A lack of GUI admin tools can be a disadvantage for small teams wishing to deloy Hyper-V, so utilities like this one from Citrix should really help these teams with their implementations.