Longhorn Server [Part 1]

I think I might start documenting my experience with Longhorn Server, it's a great experience using it and there are so many new things in it.

I've installed  Beta 3 as a Test/Dev environment to host all of my other projects. Interestingly inverse of what most people would do. I am using this to host my "Virtual PCs". I have a dual core system with 2 GB of RAM so I though I see how well this baby will perform. Vitalization is of great interest to me for ease of management and consolidation of "tiny" servers.

Right now I am using it to store other development environments in Virtual Server 2005 R2 and recently installed SP1 Beta 2.

This makes easy backup and restore of those "machines" if something goes wrong.

You can get yourself a copy here - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/longhorn/default.mspx
VS2005 R2 -> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/virtualserver/software/default.mspx
VS2005 R2 SP1 B2 -> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/virtualserver/downloads/servicepack.mspx

Dropping of some significant features that I was anticipating makes me upset  about up coming Windows Server Vitalization, code-name "Viridian.":

Features Microsoft has removed from the initial Viridian beta include:
-Live migration, functionality akin to VMware's VMotion;
-Hot add of resources such as storage, networking, memory and processor;
-Support for more than 16 logical processors or cores. "

http://www.theserverside.net/news/thread.tss?thread_id=45375 ]

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