Microsoft Learning’s new Hardware Level 6

I ran across this document today, which details out Microsoft鈥檚 virtualization strategy on implementing 64-bit (Hyper-V) virtualization in the classrooms. As virtual machines do more, and require more resources, so must the hardware/software requirements of the training centers be updated.

In a nutshell, here are the requirements for HL6:

Hardware

 

路 64-bit Intel Virtualization Technology or AMD Virtualization processor (2.8 GHz dual core or better recommended)

路 Dual 120 GB hard disks 7200 RPM SATA or better (striped)

路 4 GB RAM expandable to 8 GB or higher

路 DVD (dual layer recommended)

路 Network adapter

路 Sound card

路 Video adapter aero-capable recommended

路 Super VGA monitor (17 inch/ 43 cm)

 

Software

 

路 64-bit Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition

路 Hyper-V role configured

路 Microsoft Learning Lab Launcher 鈥 Hyper-V version