Jan 25 2021 10:03 PM
Jan 25 2021 10:03 PM
I would like to understand the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 Free Version Features and Limitation. Is it support Fail-Over Cluster and Cluster Set?
Thank you and best regards,
Jan 26 2021 06:19 AM
Something here may help.
Jan 26 2021 12:53 PM - edited Jan 26 2021 12:55 PM
Hello Natthaphol Hyper-v is completely free. It's comes from with Windows Server licences. You can use 2 Hyper-V virtual machine with your base licence.
And you can use for free and configure as cluster. The pricable one is System Center Virtual Machine Manager SCVMM
Jan 26 2021 01:19 PM
It's comes from with Windows Server licences. You can use 2 Hyper-V virtual machine with your base licence.
Completely false info here. The hypervisor does not need activation but in order to run windows on hyper-v server you'll need to license and activate.
Jan 26 2021 01:24 PM - edited Jan 26 2021 01:38 PM
Hi Dave which information is false can you explain that.
Probably you are confusing about concepts. Hypervisor is a term about virtualization. We are talking about Hyper-v and cluster features.
Also you can see the page for Hyper-v licencing rights
Jan 26 2021 06:44 PM
Dear @Dave Patrick
Thank you for your tip.
As far as I understand Microsoft has a Free Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019, Do you have any link reference information on that version Microsoft doc web site? I try to but cannot find it.
Jan 26 2021 06:48 PM
As far as I understand Microsoft has a Free Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-hyper-v-server-2019
Do you have any link reference Features and Limitation information on that version Microsoft doc web site? I try to but cannot find it.
Jan 26 2021 06:49 PM - edited Jan 26 2021 06:54 PM
From the TechNet evaluation center
(better to start a new thread for your questions)
Jan 27 2021 12:35 PM
Jul 30 2021 03:26 PM
Seems like there is a lot of confusion here, windows Hyper-V Server is based on a stripped-down version of windows server 2019 or whatever the main LTS server channel is at the time.
When you download the ISO it will install just like windows server 2019 but will have the Hyper-V kernel running by default, but with standard and Datacenter this does not occur until the Hyper-V role is enabled on standard or Datacenter the OS becomes what is called the root partition. SIde not Microsoft did a push to the Linux kernel for Hyper-V that would allow the root partition to be Linux instead of windows.
Other features that would normally be available in a windows server 2019 standard or datacenter will be missing such as AD, Storage Spaces Direct on Windows Hyper-V Server. However standard storage spaces will be available as well as Failover Clustering. The thing with the Windows Hyper-V server is that the guest OSs are not licensed. With the server 2019 standard you get two Guest licenses and the data center edition, grants you an unlimited number of guest licenses. If you plan to not run a VDI solution IE win10 or Linux on top of it the cost of licensing each VM becomes cost-prohibitive vs just obtaining a standard or Datacenter License.