Hyper-V Server R2 boots from flash

Getting virtualisation deployed just got a lot faster.

We’ve spent the morning with Microsoft’s Jeff Wooley, one of the team leads that helped put together Hyper-V, talking about live migration. However, one final thing he said was a bit of a scoop…

It turns out that Hyper-V Server R2, the next release of Microsoft’s standalone virtualisation platform, will boot from flash disk. That’s a big new feature that will help speed virtualisation deployments – all you’ll need to do is duplicate a set of flash drives for all your servers. All your hard disk space is working space for your VMs, and storage for your VHDs.

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