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Posted 05 February 2013 - 22:16
Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:00
I have been working as an IT admin in a university and know the situation regarding budgets...
For old processors you are better off using the free VMware Server 2.0. It works on stone age processors whereas the newer VMware Workstations, ESXi and Hyper-V require newer CPUs. You can check the processor specs worst case there are lists online. But VMware Server is just as good and runs even on dual cores
Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:07
Why Server 2012 (instead of Hyper-V Server)? The GUI VM management tools - period. If I were comfortable using PowerShell for VM creation and management, I'd stick with Hyper-V Server.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:08
Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:11
The earliest machine I could find at work that would take Hyper-V 2012 was a Core 2 Quad Q9550 (2.83Ghz) on Intel X38 Express Chipset. Some older C2D/C2Q CPU's support it but the chipsets don't.
On AMD, Phenom or newer seems fine (I run a Phenom X4 2.2Ghz B3 at home with Server 2012 & Hyper-V 2012) but I hear B2 steppings and earlier are broken by mistake.
I was the same, You just add them to a windows 8 computer using the server manager and you can use the hyperv tools as if you were on the full gui version.