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Hyper-V Course Introduction

This free training course looks at Microsoft Hyper-V. It is updated as the technology changes to ensure that it is always up to date.

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Hyper-V Course
This course uses the ITFreeTraining modular training system. This allows videos to be added and removed as required. New videos can be added for new features, old videos updated and improved. The web site allows you to select videos for a particular Microsoft certificate like 70-410 or for a particular operating system. This ensures that the information you require is available to you quickly and easily.

What is Hyper-V
Hyper-V is free virtualization software from Microsoft. It is shipped in all versions of Windows after Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. It is available as an update on Windows Server 2008. It works by creating a hypervisor between the hardware and the operating system and virtual machine. In order for the operating system or virtual machine to access that hardware it must go through the hypervisor. This creates a standard method for accessing hardware. There is other virtualization software on the market. Basic ones can be downloaded and used for free.

Management Software
Virtual machine software also comes with commercial management software. This software provides additional features for virtual machines like the ability to move the virtual machine between different servers. Also features like backing up the virtual machines and managing the load of the virtual machines can be performed. This is how companies like Microsoft make money when they give their virtual machine software away for free.

References
“Hyper-V” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-V

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