Choosing Hyper V software
Posted on 2011-02-24
I want to setup a test lab with Hyper V. There will be 10 or so virtual machines. I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 server, an AX150 SAN and a Brocade switch that I would like to utilize.
I will be adding a second Poweredge server in the mix at a later time, so I want to make sure that whatever I use that I will be able to setup centralized management (ala VMWare vCenter) so I can setup HA, live migration, etc, so in the event a host fails, that the VM will fire up on the other host. I've heard that SCVM is used for this, but was wondering if there is a good way to manage the HA and live migrations without it just using Windows Server 2008.
Which version of Windows Server 2008 would be best suited in this case? Since this is a test lab and I will be using trial versions, cost isn't an issue, I just want what is best suited. Thanks.