Crash course for a Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0 upgrade

Failing to master the basics of Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0 could come back to haunt your IT shop down the road. Give yourself a crash course now.

Some IT pros say Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0 will be the first virtualization platform to truly challenge VMware. At the very least, the hypervisor has become one of Microsoft's most anticipated releases, has sparked some serious hypervisor debates and even inspired licensing changes.

Some data centers may overlook the fundamentals of an upgrade, however, especially given the hype surrounding the new Hyper-V 3.0 features. By neglecting to take a refresher course on essentials, such as how to install test environments and hardware requirements for production workloads, these IT shops may be ill equipped to prevent or survive a failure.

Whether your organization is toying with the idea of adopting Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0, or already manages a Hyper-V shop, brush up on the basics with this quiz.

This was first published in October 2012

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