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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hyper-V for Linux Support Enhancement–Windows Server 2012 R2


My next test is on linux guest operating system. . Based on my testing with Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 running on Windows Server 2012 R2 (Preview Edition), the latest enhancement included with:-

Support for Online Backup

Compare to previous version of Hyper-V, Win 2012 R2 allowed you to perform backup by using any backup software without causing any downtime. Previous version of Hyper-V has a slight downtime when perform backup.


Support for Dynamic Memory

With Win 2012 R2, we can set dynamic memory:- startup memory, min memory ,max memory and weight on the supported linux operating system with updated integration services component. Below diagram showed the configuration

  • Startup – 1024 MB
  • Min memory – 512MB
  • Max memory -1500 MB


Currently the VM is assigned with 784MB with system detected the demand of the memory is 611MB.