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Virtualization Platform Comparison

Published: September 4, 2012

Updated: December 10, 2013

Applies To: Hyper-V Server 2012, Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

The following table summarizes the differences between Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 or Hyper-V Server 2012 and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.

 

Capability Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 or Hyper-V Server 2012

Number of logical processors on host

64

320

Maximum supported RAM on host

1 TB

4 TB

Virtual CPUs supported per host

512

2048

Maximum virtual CPUs supported per virtual machine

4

64

Maximum RAM supported per virtual machine

64 GB

1 TB

Maximum running virtual machines supported per host

384

1024

Guest NUMA

No

Yes

Maximum failover cluster nodes supported

16

64

Maximum number of virtual machines supported in failover clustering

1000

8000

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