As the title says, before I install, I'm wondering if it will work at all. I tried to search and didn't find any specific requirements or list of PCs that are known to work/not work. I have several VMware (ESXi 5.5u3) hosts but was hoping that I could get Hyper-V working on this little box so I could run 1-2 Ubuntu server VMs inside it which would allow me to power down an entire ESXi host.
I realize it may not be a good idea with such little resources... but will it even work? I have two machines I could run Hyper-V on...
1. Dell Optiplex 755 Ultra-Small-Form-Factor, 4gb ddr2, Intel E6850 c2d CPU, Intel 82566DM-2 NIC. My guess says no it won't work on that box...
2. Gateway SX2855 (rebranded Acer box), 4gb ddr3 (could expand up to 8gb) i3-2120 CPU, Intel 82579V NIC
Under programs and features, the 755usff box has Hyper-V Platform, Hyper-V Hypervisor greyed out. The sx2855 has nothing greyed out so I suppose it would install fine?? That is not as ideal as that's my desktop that is shared and prone to reboots from time to time.
EDIT: If you log out of the username running VMs do they stop? Meaning if I have Hyper-V enabled/installed and I'm running a VM with my username and my wife logs me out and logs into her username, does that kill the VMs with the logout?