While tweaking with Windows 8 leaked build it has been revealed that it would accompany Hyper-V 3.0 and VHDX i.e new Virtual Hard Disk format. Microsoft seems to have a policy of adding “X” behind conventional released versions like .aspx,.mspx,.appx.
Recently Robert McLaws , came across some features which confirm the presence of Hyper-V 3.0 in Windows 8 build 7989.Robert has shared some features for Hyper-V 3.0 ,have a look :
- Virtual Fibre Channel Adapter
- Storage Resource Pools
- New .VHDX virtual hard drive format (Up to 16TB + power failure resiliency)
- Memory/Processor Enhancements
- Support for more than 4 cores! (My machine has 12 cores)
- NUMA – Memory per Node, Cores per Node, Nodes per Processor Socket
- Networking Enhancements
- Hardware Acceleration (Virtual Machine Queue & IPsec Offload)
- Bandwidth Management
- DHCP Guard
- Router Guard
- Monitor Port
- Virtual Switch Extensions
- Network Resource Pools
Another new feature i.e VHDX a new extension to Virtual hard Disk have been revealed. According to the some Windows Enthusiasts , it was revealed that this feature was available in Windows 8 build 7955 as well.This new feature can well support VHD’s from 2TB upto 16GB space and is only available in Windows 8 as off now.
Enthusiasts like 3ricky114 , have also found direct ISO mounting feature in Explorer itself. Though this feature is available since build 7850 but no one noticed it much.
Incoming search terms:
- mount vhdx