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  • Question

  • I originally posted this in the Nano Server forum, but then I realized it is a more general question about 2016 than it is specific to Nano.

    Microsoft currently has this article - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj733589.aspx - on support for booting just Hyper-V server from USB.

    Since Nano Server is considered an installation option, and it could very definitely benefit from SD boot capabilities that are coming on many new servers, does Microsoft have any plans to change the restriction on USB/SD boot within 2016?

    There would be two flavors to consider here.  The first is if the driver presents the SD as a non-removable device.  In that case, I would think that Microsoft would have no issues as long as the vendor supports it.  Even for earlier versions than 2016.  Yes/No?

    The second is if the driver presents the SD as a removable device.  Then it falls into a similar camp as USB.  But with removable SD and USB 3, I'm wondering if the above article will still apply.  Yes/No?


    . : | : . : | : . tim

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 6:41 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Based on official article - What's new in Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn765471.aspx

    There is not an explicit statement on function about “SD boot”. 

    You may provide your feedback/suggestion via built-in app Windows Feedback as it is still an Technical Preview version, it might be helpful for improving the product. 

    Best Regards,
    Eve Wang

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Tim CerlingMVP Thursday, January 14, 2016 1:27 PM
    Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:41 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Based on official article - What's new in Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn765471.aspx

    There is not an explicit statement on function about “SD boot”. 

    You may provide your feedback/suggestion via built-in app Windows Feedback as it is still an Technical Preview version, it might be helpful for improving the product. 

    Best Regards,
    Eve Wang

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Tim CerlingMVP Thursday, January 14, 2016 1:27 PM
    Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:41 AM
  • Hi,

    We are currently collecting feedback on additional scenarios. Any feedback is welcome and recommend using Windows Server User Voice (http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295047-general-feedback).

    Thanks,

    Andrew

    Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:50 PM