Donnerstag, 7. Mai 2015

Hyper-V Windows Server 2016 technical preview 2 from IGNITE 2015

New features in Hyper-V Windows Server 2016, not all Features are communicated until final release.
  • Hyper-V is available on Nano Server 
  • virtual TPM Security 
  • Secure Boot for Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 / SUSE LES 12)
  • Shielded VMs (encrypted by Bitlocker,etc) 
  • SoFS can now QoS IO by owner of the VMs - Important for Tenants
  •  Storage Resiliency with Resilience File Handle from SoFS. After 60 sec the VM is paused not crashed. After the network connectivity is restored the VM will restart running.
  • Cluster Resiliency Feature: After a clusternode was removed from the cluster majority all VMs were turned off on this node. This was fixed by Isolation Mode for the VMs and clusternode, after the network came back the isolation mode exits and all VMs stay online.
  • hotadd/ remove Memory static or dynamic configuration
  • hotadd/ remove network adapter
  • Upgrade from Windows Server 2012 R2 Cluster to Windows Server 2016 without downtime, with rollback function
  •  support for production checkpoints, VSS Snapshot for SQL,Exchange during taking checkpoint. After restore of checkpoint the VM , the VM starts with a clean boot. The application and OS interpret this as a normal restore.
  • PowerShell from host OS to guest OS
  • ReFS for VHDX Operations 
  • ReFS instance disk merge for checkpoints with zero data copy- this is really great
  • ReFS instance fix disk creation


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