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7. Hyper-V > Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines

Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines

While anyone who has experience creating virtual disks in Server 2008 R2’s Hyper-V should have little to no trouble figuring out how to create VMs and virtual disks in Hyper-V R3, there are some new features available in the procedures. One of the most significant is a new file format for virtual disks.

Configuring Virtual Disks

Hyper-V R3 uses a new file format for virtual hard disks: .VHDX. In Server 2008 R2, the file format is .VHD. VHDX supports virtual hard disk storage capacity up to 64 TB (VHD supports up to 2 TB). Virtual disks are storage resources for VMs, and the great thing about them is that they dynamically expand—seamlessly—as you add content to the VMs.


  

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