At the heels of the general availability of Windows Server 2012, Microsoft also pushed Hyper-V Server 2012 to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) status. So if you are interesting in grabbing this, head past the break to find out how!
“Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand-alone product that contains the hypervisor, Windows Server driver model, virtualization capabilities, and supporting components such as failover clustering, but does not contain the robust set of features and roles as the Windows Server operating system. As a result Hyper-V Server produces a small footprint and and requires minimal overhead,” Microsoft stated. Apparently, Hyper-V Server 2012 RTM is the same hypervisor with the same scale and features in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, but does not come with free virtualization rights to install Windows Server in guest operating systems. It is pretty much a stripped down with just Huper-V host and nothing more. In other words, this is a good choice for labs, VDI, Linux hosting, and upgrading older hosts without SA. Hyper-V Server 2012 comes with no GUI and you must use PowerShell, SConfig, or remote admin to manage the machine. Head over to the download link to grab it.Hyper-V, Microsoft