Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V VM Max Specs Upgraded … Again

In Windows Server 2008 R2 it was:

  • 4 vCPUs
  • 64 GB RAM

In the Windows Server “8” Developer Preview it was:

  • 32 vCPUs
  • 512 GB RAM

In Windows Server “8” Beta people gasped when it jumped to:

  • 32 vCPUs
  • 1 TB RAM

And now I can finally say that VMware will shit their pants when they read that Windows Server 2012 Release Preview VMs will support:

VMware vSphere 5.0 supports a max of 32 vCPUs and 1TB RAM.  Throw in the 64 TB VHDX (compared to 2 TB VMDK) and MSFT has VMware beat on scalability.

Hyper-V Replica for free, Network Virtualisation, SR-IOV, SMB 3.0 transparent failover storage, Shared Nothing Live Migration, PowerShell, Storage Migration, …… How does VMware compete in a few months time when vSphere 5.0 becomes the product that is feature chasing and is way more expensive?

Anyone remember Novell?

Credit to Hans Vredevoort for finding the announcement.

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