Open plea to consider developers (geeks) that uses Windows 2008 as their laptop OS with Hyper-V
My last statement to Microsoft about the so called minority geeks who uses windows 2008 on their laptop with Hyper-V. If you are going to tell us that Hyper-V is meant for server only operation, hence you disable the sleep functionality on the laptop running windows 2008, you fix your virtualisation story on vista, expecially to support x64 platform, and give me the ability to move my virtual machines from a Hyper-V machine to virtual server / virtual pc, which every you choose to improve. And this support, I ask that you do not provide 6 months or longer down the road, but immediately, or 1 month after Hyper-V goes into rtm. Yes, Hyper-V is great virtualisation story for server operations, and there is a marked improvement over virtual server, and I'm pleased with the x64 support. But I love my sleep functionality more than Hyper-V virtualisation. If I am to run Hyper-V 24/7, I won't choose a laptop to host it! And when I run Hyper-V, I only use it if I need to have access to server applications, which is not 100 percent of the time!
If you can't let the laptop sleep with virtual machine running in Hyper-V, can you explore the following instead of disabling sleep totally?
- display a message that sleep mode is not support when virtual machines is running, during installation, or when a sleep is intiated
- allow sleep to happen when there is not virtual machines running
- allows sleep to continue and let the owner handle the risks themselves
If I am ever forced to use vmware, I will not switch back to your virtualisation story.
I don't know how much stronger this minority geek can say to you. But you are not leaving a lot of option for me.
To readers: Do leave your comments. I'm sure some of you will want the sleep function, while others would think what the hell do I want windows 2008 on my laptop...