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Debian virtual machines on Hyper-V

 

Updated: August 24, 2015

Applies To: Hyper-V Server 2012, Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Hyper-V Server Technical Preview, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server Technical Preview

The following feature distribution map indicates the features that are present in each version. The known issues and workarounds for each distribution are listed after the table.

Table legend

  • Built in – LIS are included as part of this Linux distribution. The Microsoft-provided LIS download package does not work for this distribution so do not install it. The kernel module version numbers for the built in LIS (as shown by lsmod, for example) are different from the version number on the Microsoft-provided LIS download package. A mismatch does not indicate that the built in LIS is out of date.

  • - Feature available

  • (blank) - Feature not available

Feature

Windows Server operating system version

8.0-8.1

7.0-7.8

Availability

Built in

Built in

Core

2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2

Networking

Jumbo frames

2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2

VLAN tagging and trunking

2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2

Live Migration

2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2

Static IP Injection

2012 R2, 2012

vRSS

2012 R2

TCP Segmentation and Checksum Offloads

2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2

Storage

VHDX resize

2012 R2

Virtual Fibre Channel

2012 R2

Live virtual machine backup

2012 R2

TRIM support

2012 R2

Memory

Configuration of MMIO gap

2012 R2

Dynamic Memory – Hot Add

2012 R2, 2012

Dynamic Memory – Ballooning

2012 R2, 2012

Video

Hyper-V-specific video device

2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2

Miscellaneous

Key-Value Pair

2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2

Non-Maskable Interrupt

2012 R2

PAE Kernel Support

File copy from host to guest

2012 R2

Generation 2 virtual machines

Boot using UEFI

2012 R2

Secure boot

2012 R2

  1. On Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, creating file systems on VHDs larger than 2TB is not supported.

  2. On Windows Server 2008 R2, SCSI disks create 8 different entries in /dev/sd*.

  3. On Windows Server 2012 R2, a VM with 8 cores or more will have all interrupts routed to a single vCPU.

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