Windows 8 include a really nice feature. This will for sure help in the development of Hyper-v server 2012 ! This feature is simply an Hyper-V platform for Windows 8.
To do so, i installed a Windows 8 Consumer preview Build 8250 on VmWare Workstation 2012 Tech preview.
Then i changed the OS version
And the Processor to accept virtualization
Then go to “Control Panel / Programs / Turns Windows Features on or off and turn on Hyper-v Platform and tools . Reboot.
If it’s grey and tell you that your processor does not have second level Address Translation just reboot the VM
Then you can open the Hyper-V management console and enjoy
Next we’ll see what we can do with it (replica, Vswitch, storage etc)