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I have a couple of Hyper-V Server 2012R2 boxes (the free 'core' offering). Is anyone aware of procedures or documentation to perform an upgrade of these boxes to Hyper-V Server 2016??
My preference is to do a clean install instead of an in place upgrade. You can migrate or export the VMs prior to the clean install.
No matter what method you use, don't f... Read More
It has always been the cleanest option to power off your VMs, then upgrade the host. Never leave your VMs running, the saved memory states can cause issues as exposed fea... Read More
The in-place upgrade works smoothly on Windows Server 2012 R2 HyperV to Server 2016. There cant be any open 'saved' sessions and clean shutdown all VM's is recommended b... Read More
I connect SQL Server 2014 ISO (I downloaded different images (Standard, Enterprise, with sp1,, with sp2... from MSDN with the same result) to a VM. When I am executing the setup, at the few seconds, the computer freeze, not the VMs, all computer freeze. I... Read More
I can't enable BitLocker inside Hyper-V VM (Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016 TP5) hosted in Windows 10 build 14926, when I have done, appears the error: "The data is invalid".
I have the TPM chip ready to use in the VM configuration and the TPM Manager i... Read More
With the Windows 10 build 14951 works fine. Thank you!
We've seen isolated reports of this issue and are currently investigating. I will provide an update as soon as I hear anything. If anyone else has hit this issue or has... Read More
Our design and deployment teams were having a debate on the most secure way to deploy HyperV, particularly with respect to Ransomware attacks and protecting from encryption.
There seems to be two camps, one to deploy standalone and one to join to Active D... Read More
Is this for protecting the host itself against ransomware or the VMs running on the hosts? We've seen instances of users who have access to SMB file shares manage to get... Read More
For big hyper-v farm, I suggest to have separate network, with it's own AD Forest (without any trust), protected by a firewall. To manage the farm, admin use a TS connect... Read More
I agree with everyone so far and just to add a few more things to consider. Managing non domain joined machines, if not done correctly, can be less secure over all since ... Read More
I will suggest to get the Operating System to comply to OS Hardening first.
After that not sure if you have a... Read More
Microsoft’s Principal Program Manager, Dean Wells offers a demo-rich look at Shielded Virtual Machines (VMs), new with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V. Watch as he demonstrates the types of attacks that are possible today and then walks you through how things... Read More