I was going to put a type 1 hypervisor (specifically Hyper-V Server 2008 R2) on my computer, but these must be managed remotely, which I am unable to do. I need something that can bootstrap itself; i.e., install and manage VMs from within the host itself. Running VMware Workstation on a Windows 7 host seems like a waste of resources if I am never going to touch the host, except to install/manage VMs.
Is my best option to run Windows Server 2008 with only Hyper-V role installed? Any thoughts or feedback would be appreciated, even if it doesn't directly answer my questions.