We intend to start working with unbundled from windows 2008 Hyper V available for download here:
Having worked with Windows Virtaul Server 2005 R2 before, my questions are the following:
1. Does Hyper V support USB interfaces per virtual machine, because VS 2005 didn't. We have a lot of USB dongles installed on our servers and if I consolidate them, I would need them to be seen by VMs.
2. In the table depicted here: http://www.microsoft.com/servers/hyper-v-server/default.mspx
It's mentioned that if I deploy Hyper V withing windows 2008 Ent scenario, I would get to have 4 VMs free by paying only for the physical server OS. This is not the hypervisor but installation of the core windows 2008 server...am I correct in my understanding? Or is Hyper V only available as Windows 2008 ent license?
3. In our current environment of Windows 2003 R2 native forest, would bringing in a single windows 2008 server for virtualisation needs, pose any problems? I don't think we would install AD over this 2008 server though.