Hi and thanks for taking a moment. I am trying to set up a virtual environment. I have a Windows 2008 server with 8 gb of RAM and 1TB of disk space, 64 bit that will be my physical host. I would like to run 4 virtuals on this. It is a non production environment. I would like to run 1 virtual for terminal services, 1 virtual for sql server, 1 virtual as a normal file server, and 1 for an iis server.
I am new to virtuals and need to know what the differences are between the Hyper V role available in server 2008 and Microsoft Hyper V Server. Am trying to understand the pros and cons. Its also important that the virtuals to stay powered up. I essentially need the platform to run as a service. (Unlike VMWare which does not run as a service, although I am more familiar with VMWare).
If anybody can help me understand which option (the Hyper V role or Microsoft Hyper V Server) would be better for my particular scenario, it would be greatly appreciated.