Virtual Machines

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  1. ivanwi11iams Contributor

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    In the coming months, I'll be learning Azure Fundamentals. After all, all hardware, from a server standpoint is moving to the cloud. I'm thinking of having Hyper-V at home, to use as part of my learning experience.

    Curious...

    On my iMac
    - I have Parallels installed
    - I have Windows 2012 Server R2, running as a VM

    Would I be able to run Hyper-V, on that 2012 R2, and then create VMs, in Hyper-V?

    Failing that, any other ideas on how to accomplish this (without simply setting up physical hardware for a Windows 2012 Server R2?

    Thanks
     
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  3. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you can easily do that - just assign it plenty of memory :)

    Alternatively just do it on Azure ;)
     
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  5. ivanwi11iams thread starter Contributor

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    Thanks for the link and the comment about Azure. I was under the impression that learning Hyper-V, would help with more understanding of Azure.

    In essence Azure is partly VMs in the cloud, no?
     
  6. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Azure is nothing more than VMs in their datacenter, with some additional features, such as NIC level encryption and isolation. I am not sure if you'll get any official response, but the rumor is MS is using Hyper-V or a derivative of it to run Azure.

    However, learning Hyper-V is not really going to help. Azure provides you with a web portal that is only similar to Hyper-V Manager in a basic sense. You could just as easily learn VMware to get the understanding of virtual architecture. In fact, I'd recommend learning VMware, as it's more widely used.
     
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    ...thank you very much!

     

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