Creating VHDX Templates for Hyper-V and VMM RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm working on updating all my VHDX files used for my templates to deploy Server OSs 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019.

    Does it matter where I create the template VM that I copy the vhdx from? If I create a VM on my Windows 10 Workstation or my Windows 2012 R2 server for Server 2016 or Server 2019 OS image work, will there be any differences or concerns with then using that VHDX in a template on a Server 2016 host or Server 2019 host?

    Or, is it some best practice that if I make an OS image for Server 2016 I should create the VM image on a hyper-v Server 2016, or Server 2019 Image on a hyper-v server running 2019? 

    These are practices for both my labs and for production template deployments. 


    Thursday, October 3, 2019 12:34 PM

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  • Host should not make any difference.  I developed a lot of my templates on a Windows 10 laptop and deployed them to different Windows Server Hyper-V installations.  The format of the VHDX is the same across platforms.  The installation of the operating system within the VM is controlled by the installation media, not by the hosting Hyper-V.


    Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:39 PM
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    Monday, October 7, 2019 1:44 AM