Everyone’s being so coy in the Windows blogosphere today. “As you may have heard…” Heck with that; this is wicked cool. Hyper-V has Released To Manufacturing … and is already available for download. As the link explains, it’ll start coming down the Windows Update pipe July 8th. If you don’t want your Windows Server 2008 machine to be updated yet, don’t be blindly accepting updates.
Why wouldn’t you want to get it first thing?
- You’re running a previous version of Hyper-V. If so, be aware that upgrading your VMs is not automatic. It’s not a horrible process, but it will take some time. You have to manually export each VM, remove the VMs from the server, upgrade the server, re-import the VMs, then update the Integration Services. The more VMs you have, the more time this will take.
- You’re running some software that is not yet compatible with Hyper-V RTM but works with an earlier build. In this case, you want to wait until that software has a patch available.
I fit into both categories. I think I’m going to wait until I’m back from vacation to do it.
Oh, yes, just because Hyper-V is now RTM doesn’t mean that you can go run to install Exchange 2007 on it in production. See Scott Schnoll’s post for more info.