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Windows 2008 Hyper-V (Exam 70-649)

Which of the following is a Hyper-V feature not found in Virtual PC or Virtual Server?

  1. Network load balancing
  2. Assigning a host processor to a virtual machine
  3. 64-bit host support
  4. 64-bit guest support

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D. Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V supports NLB, assigning host processors to virtual machines and 64-bit virtual machines.

Hyper-V has strict hardware requirements for the host machine processor; x64-based processor that includes both hardware-assisted virtualization (AMD-V or Intel VT) and hardware data execution protection. These features must be enabled in BIOS; they are often disabled.

Tip: Hyper-V is found in Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions software. Hyper-V can also be run on a server core installation.

Tech Reference: "Hyper-V Getting Started Guide (TechNet)"

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