Hyper-V Server 2016 limitations


  • Hi,

    Are there any limitation for Hyper-V Server 2016 (I mean free version, not Windows Server 2016) ?

    By limitation I mean numer of vCPU per VM, max RAM per VM, can it be connected to System Center , etc...

    Many thanks for information!

    Monday, March 20, 2017 1:03 PM

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  • Hi,

    In addition to what Luk said, I understand you'll get no support from Microsoft for the free hypervisor.  You'll just need to rely on forums, etc.  I don't think there are any vCPU, RAM, etc. limitations as such though.

    Monday, March 20, 2017 1:39 PM
  • Hi Nedim,

    Thanks for information. What about the update ? Let say, that today I will create my VMs on free hyper-v server. In a year or so, I want to host these VMs on Windows Server 2016, with System Center. Will there be any problems with migration to new infrastructure ,  or can I just join those hosts to System Center or create clusters together with free versions and migrate my VMs to new hosts ?


    Monday, March 20, 2017 1:39 PM
  • OK. Thank for confirmation!
    Monday, March 20, 2017 2:30 PM
  • But VMM is not free, if you use VMM to manage your hosts you have to pay a system center license for each host :)

    Andreas Sobczyk

    Monday, March 20, 2017 7:14 PM