Connecting Hyper-V servers from Win 2016 console to Win servers Hyper V Cluster 2008 RRS feed

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  • Hello Everyone:

    Actually i have a Hyper-v cluster on Windows Server 2012 and i have a server that i use for connecting to this using Hyper-v tools .  Connection in this schema is fine.  Few month we created a new cluster on Windows Server 2016 and in this case i have other server with win server 2016 that we are using for connecting us to this.  Final idea, would be, this new server allows me connecting to Windows Server 2012 hosts (from first cluster) and Windows Server 2016 (Corresponding new cluster).

    Using Failover and trying to connecting me from Win server 2016 to Host on Windows server 2012 (Node or nodes from first cluster).  I obtain the following error:

    Actually when i am trying to connect me from Win 2016 (Hyper V Console Server) to Win server 2008 hosts via hyper v Manager and i am not using an administrator user i get the following error

    But, if i use a server administrator and i am trying using same console i can to access both servers: Win 2016 and win 2008

    So my questions are: 

    1) Win 2016 Hyper V Manager Console is not compatible for connecting me old versions hosts?

    2) If connection could be possible Would i need a special priviledges?. Because when i trying to do the same connection with an Administrator the error doesn't appear

    Please help me with this

    Kind regards

    • Edited by Aleds Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:52 PM
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:44 PM

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  • Hi,

    1) From a Windows Server 2016 / Windows 10 Hyper-V Manager console, you can manage the following Hyper-V host versions:

    • Windows Server 2016
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8.1

    More information over here: Supported combinations of Hyper-V Manager and Hyper-V host versions

    2) It is not possible to connect to a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V host from a Hyper-V Manager running on Windows Server 2016.

    Best regards,

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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:31 PM
  • Hello Danie1zhou

    Basically i can connecting from a Hyper V manager (Window server 2016) to hosts (Windows Server Hyper V Core 2012). but it is possible if i am administrator.  If i am just an user with a "Remote Desktop" role appears error that i posted here

    Do you have other idea for fixing this?

    Kind Regards

    Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:22 PM
  • You need administrator rights to open the Hyper-V Manager.

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    Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:24 PM