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Tech Windows Server 2008:
My Hyper-V VPS Blog
Posted 11 years ago on 5/27/2010 and updated 6/19/2020
Take Away:

My rants and raves about the Windows Server 2008 w/ Hyper-V VPS that I have for 1 full year.

 A blog topic from lowster11's Blog


With Hyper-V you can run multiple operating systems, including open source operating systems such as Linux, on a single host computer. Such an arrangement helps you create a scalable, reliable, and a security-enhanced virtualized platform. Further, Hyper-V can be used in many scenarios to help you achieve greater efficiency, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness throughout your organization.

Main Components of  Hyper-V

The main components of the Hyper-V architecture are the parent partition, multiple child partitions, the hypervisor, and the Designed for Windows Server hardware.

The parent partition provides the virtualization services for the child partition. Typically, the parent partition operating system is Server Core.

The kernel mode of the parent partition contains the VSP that provides emulation of hardware, such as hard disks and network cards. Third-party and native drivers also operate in the kernel mode. These drivers provide connectivity to the physical devices for the parent partitions and emulation for the child partitions.

The user mode of the parent partition contains the Virtual Machine Service (VM Service), multiple instances of the Virtual Machine Worker (VM Worker) process, and an implementation of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).

The VM Service provides virtual machine management for all running child partitions and also implements administrator interaction with child partitions. The VM Service spawns a VM Worker process for each running child partition. The VM Worker process contains the settings for the child partition, such as the number of processors.

The child partition runs in a separate memory space. It connects to virtualization services that the parent partition provides over the VMBus. In the child partition, applications run in the user mode.

In the kernel mode, the VSCs connect over the VMBus to the VSPs. There are VSCs for hard disks that provide an endpoint for disk writes from the child partitions. The VMBus provides high-speed communication between the VSCs and the VSP. This includes calls to video, I/O, storage, and networking.

If the child partition is a Windows NTbased operating system, then there is a Windows kernel component running in Ring 0. Third-party operating systems run equivalent code in Ring 0.

The hypervisor maintains separation between the parent and child partitions and provides mappings between real and virtual components such as processor, memory, storage, and network cards. The hypervisor sits on top of the Designed for Windows Server hardware. Hardware compatibility is important because it increases stability for parent and child partitions.

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Well, here it is almost 3 months later and I have not been booted, banned, or eighty six-ed from my Windows 2008 Server, because honestly, I did not think I would last 2 weeks.

Why? you may be asking, well let me clue you in. I was one of a certain amount of Microsoft Partners chosen to receive it free for 1 full year. The only requirements:


In order to retain your free VPS provided by Microsoft, you must adhere to the following requirements:

1. Deploy a site on the VPS within 30 days
2. Maintain the site throughout the duration of the 12 months.

No problem!!  But wait - what's a VPS?  and if I ask, will I still get it?

Needless to say, I did not ask. And the company that supplied it did not tell! anything, nor did they ask anything, they must assume that I have knowledge in this area. Why, i do not know, because I was never asked about my experience and I never said that I was.

Will be back soon to continue - need to get the kiddo's off to school.

Posted 11 years ago

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Congrats Christopher.

Posted 11 years ago

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Was getting bored the last few days so I decided to take advantage of some software that comes with my Microsoft Partner account. I have an old Dell home system, and I loaded Windows Server 2008 onto it to use as a "regular system".

I have read about "Convert your Windows Server 2008 to a Workstation! Install Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and configure your pc so you can use it as a workstation" and can honestly say that this old Dell 3000 has never run any better.

Posted 11 years ago

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Just happened to get another HYPR-V VPS Windows 2008 Server promotion again today, only for 90 days, Man talk about addiction {#geek}

And what better way to become a pro at servicing/troubleshooting them, being able to create problems and then service them over a remote session.

Posted 11 years ago

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