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What’s New in
Hyper-V 2012 R2
Tudor Damian
IT Solutions Specialist
Virtual Machine MVP

tudy.tel

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So what’s this all about?

București
19 oct 2013

• Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012
• Windows Azure IaaS
• Improvements in ...
Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012
• Focused on delivering Private Cloud solutions
• Incredibly well received – key highlights...
Windows Azure IaaS

București
19 oct 2013

• Windows Azure uses the same Hyper-V virtualization service
built-into Windows...
Generation 2 Virtual Machines

București
19 oct 2013

• Legacy free
• UEFI based
– Many emulated devices removed
– Boots f...
Gen 2 Virtual Machine Hardware

București
19 oct 2013

Legacy Devices Removed

Enhancements

IDE Controller

Virtual SCSI ...
Remote Desktop over VMBus
• Full remote desktop capabilities
– Shared clipboard
– Audio redirection
– Enhanced login
– and...
Automatic Activation

București
19 oct 2013

• Zero touch activation of virtual machines
• Virtual machines automatically ...
Zero-downtime upgrade
• Live migrate virtual machines from
Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2
• Includes shared...
Cross version compatibility
Compatibility In Windows Server 2012 R2 from Windows
Server 2012 R2
• Live migration
• Saved s...
Faster Live Migration

București
19 oct 2013

• Compression
– Over 2x improvement in live migration time
– No hardware cha...
Online VHDX resize

București
19 oct 2013

• Increase and decrease the size of virtual hard disks – while
the virtual mach...
Guest clustering with shared virtual disks

Guest Clustering with commodity storage
Sharing VHDX files provides shared sto...
Virtual Network/Switch improvements

București
19 oct 2013

• Virtual Network
– Inbox HNV Gateway
– Dynamic IP Address Lea...
Live virtual machine export/clone
While the virtual machine is running…
• Export a complete copy – including memory state
...
Storage QoS

București
19 oct 2013

• Enables constant SLA delivery
• Dynamically configurable while the virtual machine i...
Hyper-V Replica

București
19 oct 2013

• Extended replication
• Finer grained control of replication

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Improved Linux Guest Support
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Full dynamic memory
Online backup
Online VHDX resize
New video driver

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Summary
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București
19 oct 2013

Hyper-V for Private Cloud is just getting better
Increasing virtual machine up-...
Additional Resources

București
19 oct 2013

• MDC-B330 – TechED NA/EU 2013
• Windows Server 2012 R2 Architecture Posters
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Q&A

Tudor Damian
IT Solutions Specialist
Virtual Machine MVP

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  1. 1. What’s New in Hyper-V 2012 R2 Tudor Damian IT Solutions Specialist Virtual Machine MVP tudy.tel @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  2. 2. So what’s this all about? București 19 oct 2013 • Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 • Windows Azure IaaS • Improvements in 2012 R2 • • • • • • • @ Generation 2 VMs Remote Desktop over VMBus Automatic activation Zero-downtime upgrade Cross-version compatibility Faster Live Migration Online VHDX resize # • • • • • • Shared VHDX Virtual Network improvements Live VM export/clone Storage QoS Hyper-V Replica Improved Linux Guest support Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  3. 3. Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 • Focused on delivering Private Cloud solutions • Incredibly well received – key highlights: – Hyper-V Replica – Shared Nothing Live Migration – Support for virtual machines on SMB 3.0 – Full PowerShell Support – And more… @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies București 19 oct 2013
  4. 4. Windows Azure IaaS București 19 oct 2013 • Windows Azure uses the same Hyper-V virtualization service built-into Windows Server 2012 • Complete virtual machine compatibility between on premise Hyper-V and Azure IaaS @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  5. 5. Generation 2 Virtual Machines București 19 oct 2013 • Legacy free • UEFI based – Many emulated devices removed – Boots from virtual SCSI or synthetic network adapters – Enables UEFI secure boot standard • Supported guest operating systems: – 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 – 64-bit versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  6. 6. Gen 2 Virtual Machine Hardware București 19 oct 2013 Legacy Devices Removed Enhancements IDE Controller Virtual SCSI Controller Boot from VHDx (64TB max size, online resize) IDE CD-ROM Virtual SCSI CD-ROM Hot add/remove Legacy BIOS UEFI firmware Secure Boot Legacy NIC Synthetic NIC Network boot with IPv4 & IPv6 Floppy & DMA Controller No floppy support UART (COM Ports) Optional UART for debugging Faster and more reliable i8042 keyboard controller Software based input No emulation – reduced resources PS/2 keyboard Software based keyboard No emulation – reduced resources PS/2 mouse Software based mouse No emulation – reduced resources S3 video Software based video No emulation – reduced resources PCI Bus VMBus Programmable Interrupt Controller (PIC) No longer required Programmable Interrupt Timer (PIT) No longer required Super I/O device @ Replacement Devices No longer required # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  7. 7. Remote Desktop over VMBus • Full remote desktop capabilities – Shared clipboard – Audio redirection – Enhanced login – and more…. • Enabled even when the network is down • Integrated into Hyper-V Management experience @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies București 19 oct 2013
  8. 8. Automatic Activation București 19 oct 2013 • Zero touch activation of virtual machines • Virtual machines automatically activated according to the hosting environment • Reduces configuration for hosters / enterprises @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  9. 9. Zero-downtime upgrade • Live migrate virtual machines from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 • Includes shared nothing live migration @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies București 19 oct 2013
  10. 10. Cross version compatibility Compatibility In Windows Server 2012 R2 from Windows Server 2012 R2 • Live migration • Saved states • Checkpoints (aka Snapshots) @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies București 19 oct 2013
  11. 11. Faster Live Migration București 19 oct 2013 • Compression – Over 2x improvement in live migration time – No hardware changes are required – Enabled by default • SMB Direct – Utilizes existing and new high-end networks – Enables super high-speed live migrations – Supports SMB Multichannel to leverage multiple interfaces • Simple guidance: – If your live migration network is…. • 10 Gbit or less – use compression • Over 10 Gbit – use SMB / SMB Direct @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  12. 12. Online VHDX resize București 19 oct 2013 • Increase and decrease the size of virtual hard disks – while the virtual machine is running @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  13. 13. Guest clustering with shared virtual disks Guest Clustering with commodity storage Sharing VHDX files provides shared storage for Hyper-V Failover Clustering Guest Clustering Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) on block storage București 19 oct 2013 Scale-Out File Server for file based storage Maintains separation between infrastructure and tenants VM presented a shared virtual SAS disk Appears as shared SAS disk to VM Virtual SAS @ VHDX Block Storage # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies VHDX File Based Storage
  14. 14. Virtual Network/Switch improvements București 19 oct 2013 • Virtual Network – Inbox HNV Gateway – Dynamic IP Address Learning • Virtual Switch – Hyper-V Virtual Switch Extended Port ACLs – Dynamic Load Balancing of Network Traffic – Hyper-V Network Virtualization coexists with third party forwarding extensions for the Hyper-V Virtual Switch – Traffic bottlenecks to VMs are reduced with vRSS (virtual Receive Side Scaling) – Network tracing is streamlined and provides more detail @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  15. 15. Live virtual machine export/clone While the virtual machine is running… • Export a complete copy – including memory state • Export any snapshot of a virtual machine @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies București 19 oct 2013
  16. 16. Storage QoS București 19 oct 2013 • Enables constant SLA delivery • Dynamically configurable while the virtual machine is running • Can restrict disk throughput for overactive or disruptive virtual machines @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  17. 17. Hyper-V Replica București 19 oct 2013 • Extended replication • Finer grained control of replication @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  18. 18. Improved Linux Guest Support • • • • @ Full dynamic memory Online backup Online VHDX resize New video driver # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies București 19 oct 2013
  19. 19. Summary • • • • @ București 19 oct 2013 Hyper-V for Private Cloud is just getting better Increasing virtual machine up-time is always a priority Listening to customers and refining features Innovating in virtualization # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  20. 20. Additional Resources București 19 oct 2013 • MDC-B330 – TechED NA/EU 2013 • Windows Server 2012 R2 Architecture Posters – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40732 • TechNet – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn282278.aspx – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn383586.aspx – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn343757.aspx • [Blog] Ben Armstrong (Virtual PC Guy) – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/ • [Blog] Aidan Finn, MVP – http://www.aidanfinn.com/?tag=hyper-v @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
  21. 21. Q&A Tudor Damian IT Solutions Specialist Virtual Machine MVP tudy.tel @ # Premium conference on Microsoft technologies
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