Friday, November 8, 2013

Generation 2 Virtual Machines

Tommy Gunn wrote in his article:
In previous versions of Hyper-V there is only one type of virtual machine type. Starting with Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview there are two types of virtual machines generations that can be selected when a new virtual machine is created.
  • Generation 1 – This virtual machine generation provides the same virtual hardware to the virtual machine as in previous versions of Hyper-V.
  • Generation 2 – This Virtual machine generation provides the following new functionality to a virtual machine:
      • Secure Boot (enabled by default)
      • Boot from a SCSI virtual hard drive
      • Boot from a SCSI virtual DVD drive
      • PXE boot using a standard network adapter
      • UEFI firmware support
      • IDE drives and legacy network adapter support has been removed

John Howard :
The main reason for introducing generation 2 VMs is a strategic bet by the Hyper-V team to have a platform upon which we can build upon in future releases, while introducing a number of improvements in this release as well.
Hyper-V generation 2 VM conversion utility (Convert-VMGeneration) John Howard
Convert-VMGeneration converts a Hyper-V generation 1 virtual machine running on Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1 to generation 2.

Generation 2 Virtual Machines In Windows 8.1 Hyper-V Mark O'Shea

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V - Generation 2 VMs  Aidan Finn

Introducing Generation 2 virtual machines VirtualizationAdmin

Generation 2 VMs - The new type of virtual machine CroftComputers

What impact will the new Hyper-V Generation 2 VMs have on data storage  SearchVirtualStorage

Hyper-V 2012 R2: Pros and Cons of Generation 1 vs. Generation 2 VMs ServerWatch

Generation 2 Virtual Machines on Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 plus other nice new features  When Software Attacks!

Comparison of Generation 1 and 2 VMs in Windows Server 2012 R2 System Center Central

Debugging a Generation 2 Virtual Machine  Ntdebugging Blog

Convert to generation 2 on a VM in Hyper-V 2012 R2 with Powershell vNiklas Virtualization Blog

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V MDT 2013 Deployment Comparing Gen 1 to Gen 2 Legacy/Synthetic Network Boot  ITVCE

How to create a GEN2 VM with SCVMM 2012 R2  Kristian Nese

Generation 2 Virtual Machines in Hyper-V  Samuel Betts

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