I'm interested in installing a hypervisor type 1 (like e.g. XenClient) on a M6600 and based on this different OSs.---Currently a M6600 is running with Win7 ultimate, 16 GB RAM, one SSD (128 GB) and additional 2 HDs with 750 GB each. On Win7 several VMWare workstation VMs are installed. This system/s are working stable.
One disadvantageof this configuration is the meanwhile quite long time required to boot first Win7 and afterwards the VMs.
What I now would like to verify is an approach with a hypervisor type 1 system, installed directly as bare metal system on the M6600, and above this VMs based on different OSs.
Therefore I'd like to replace the current used SSD (used as C:) by a new SSD (this just to save the active well running boot system) and install XenClient (or another HV type 1?) on this new SSD boot disk.
from Dell site it's not supported to install a HV type 1 on your System but from my personal experience, if you install Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V or Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V it should work fine.
You can use the Windows 7 and 8 Driver to install the System.