Hyper-v installation problems

I have a question - what's the Hyper-V equivalent of VMWare ESXi?  I'm trying to find some bootable ISO to install Hyper-V on my bare-metal server, but from what I can tell, Hyper-V seems to insist that it's running within Server 2008, which somewhat defeats the purpose!

Am I missing something here?  Is there a thin, lightweight server hosting ISO that I can download?

Mark
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
There is no Microsoft lightweight Hypervisor, that compares with the the small footprint of ESXi.

That is one of the real benefits of VMware ESXi compared to Microsoft Hyper-V.

Here are the download links for Hyper-V, (this is Windows with no GUI!)

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) [FREE]
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd776191.aspx

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 [FREE]
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/hyper-v-server/default.aspx
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