Preparing for the launch of Windows Server 2012 R2 on October 18, 2013, Microsoft is making new posters available that cover the new Hyper-V improvements. Microsoft is labeling the improvements as Generation 2 virtual machines.

There's a single poster that displays each area in a single PDF, and then 7 Generation 2 Virtual Machine mini posters that separate the different components into their own poster download. Each mini poster covers a separate architecture component of Hyper-V. The posters available are:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster (full poster)
  • Hyper-V with Virtual Hard Disk Sharing (mini poster)
  • Online Virtual Hard Disk Resizing (mini poster)
  • Storage Quality of Service (QoS) (mini poster)
  • Enhanced Session Mode (mini poster)
  • Live Migration (mini poster)
  • Failover Clustering (mini poster)
  • Upgrading Your Private Cloud (mini poster)

You could download the single, R2 Hyper-V architecture and be done with it since it includes all of the mini posters wrapped into single bundle, but what fun would that be?

You can download all of the new posters (PDF format) here: Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster and Hyper-V Mini-Posters