It is time to have a look on enhancement available for virtual machine hardware. Won’t it be great that we can hot add or remove hardware without shutting down virtual machine.
[ Memory ]
With Windows Server 2012 R2, we can decrease minimum memory and increase maximum memory when your virtual machine is configure to use dynamic memory. We love this feature however we cannot change the value when VM is configure to use static memory.
You can increase and decrease the memory easily in startup memory without shutdown virtual machine.
- Guest operating system must be running Windows Server 2016 TP3
You can now add or remove a Network Adapter while the virtual machine is running, without incurring downtime. This works for generation 2 virtual machines running both Windows and Linux operating systems.
If you compare VM running in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, you will notice on Network Adapter, Button “Remove” is dimmed when VM running.
However, Button “Remove” is available when VM running in Windows Server
- Only Generation 2 VM
- Work either Windows or Linux VM