Information on support by Virtual Machine Manager for Windows Server 2012

Published Feb 15 2019 04:06 PM 33 Views
First published on TECHNET on Oct 01, 2012

We've had a couple of questions around support by Virtual Machine Manager for Windows Server 2012 so I wanted to post a quick update to let you all know where to find the information you’re looking for.

For full information on what's supported for each release, check these links:

VMM 2008 R2: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc764213.aspx

System Center 2012: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610592.aspx

System Center 2012 SP1: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj628205.aspx

If you're reading this post more than a month after the publish date, it's best to look at those pages for the latest information.

Tip: Want to know when a TechNet page was last updated? Look for the Updated: [Date] text underneath the header on each page. You can also see what versions the page applies in the same spot.

Here's a quick table to look at; the short answer is that if you want to use Windows Server 2012 as a host or deploy a VM using our templates, you'll want to use System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Version

Supports Windows Server 2012 as a Hyper-V host?

Supports deploying Windows Server 2012 VMs?

VMM 2008 R2

No

No

System Center 2012

No

No

System Center 2012 SP1

Yes

Yes

In general, if you want to know whether a particular version of VMM supports deploying a specific OS as a guest VM, check the Hyper-V support information for that version. For example, System Center 2012 supports Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, so the list of guest operating systems that VMM supports matches what Hyper-V for 2008 R2 supports.

J.C. Hornbeck | Knowledge Engineer | Management and Security Division

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ConfigMgr Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/
DPM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/
MED-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv/
Orchestrator Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/
Operations Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/
SCVMM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm
Server App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverappv
Service Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager
System Center Essentials Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenteressentials
WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/

The Forefront Server Protection blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/fss/
The Forefront Endpoint Security blog : http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/
The Forefront Identity Manager blog : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ms-identity-support/
The Forefront TMG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/isablog/
The Forefront UAG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/edgeaccessblog/

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