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  • Question

  • Will Server 2019 vms run on Server 2016 Hyper-V hosts?

    Orange County District Attorney

    Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:09 PM

Answers

  • Yes.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by Sandy Wood Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:12 PM
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:11 PM

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  • Yes.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by Sandy Wood Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:12 PM
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:11 PM
  • Thanks!

    Orange County District Attorney

    Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:12 PM
  • You're welcome.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:13 PM
  • One of two rules to always remember.  They are both the same, its just a matter of which way you want to remember.

    N-1  =  Whatever version the virtual machine is, it can run and be supported -1 host version.  So 2019 VM on 2016 host.  2016 VM on 2012R2 host.  etc

    N+1 = Whatever version the host is, it can run and be supported +1 VM version.  So 2016 host with 2019 VM.  2012R2 host with 2016 VM.  etc.


    Thanks, John Marlin Microsoft Program Manager

    Thursday, October 18, 2018 6:20 PM
  • Hello John Marlin,

    Why is the official Microsoft documentation saying that Windows Server 2019 is not supported on Hyper-V 2016 host systems? Quote: "Not supported on Windows Server 2016 hosts"

    --> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/supported-windows-guest-operating-systems-for-hyper-v-on-windows

    Can you verify if the documentation is correct?

    Kind Regards,
    J. Monnens

    Sunday, December 23, 2018 4:49 PM
  • --> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/supported-windows-guest-operating-systems-for-hyper-v-on-windows

    Can you verify if the documentation is correct?

    We'll see what they say.

    https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/windowsserverdocs/issues/2143

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.


    Sunday, December 23, 2018 5:08 PM
  • Im still pretty confused here.

    Is it supported to run a VM with 2019 inside a Hyper-V 2016 Server?

    Yes - or no?

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:37 AM
  • Yes, it is.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/getting-started-with-server-with-desktop-experience

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 1:50 PM
  • Yes, it is.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/get-started/getting-started-with-server-with-desktop-experience

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Hi Dave, exactly where in the url that you provided do you mean its saying?
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:51 PM

  • Hi Dave, exactly where in the url that you provided do you mean its saying?

    Here you go

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/supported-windows-guest-operating-systems-for-hyper-v-on-windows

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:36 PM
  • I know that installing a Windows Server 2019 guest on Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Hyper-V Host works (I've done it a few times) and I know found the updated Microsoft Doc stating it is officially supported. The doc doesn't specifically mention the the guest OS licensing.

    My question is does the Windows Server 2016 Datacenter unlimited Guests/OSEs cover the OS license for the Windows Server 2019 VM as well? We haven't found anything definitive on this yet. I have a question into our MS TAM but thought I'd post here while waiting for a response.

    -Doug


    -dweezil

    Friday, February 1, 2019 12:37 AM
  • I know that installing a Windows Server 2019 guest on Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Hyper-V Host works (I've done it a few times) and I know found the updated Microsoft Doc stating it is officially supported. The doc doesn't specifically mention the the guest OS licensing.

    My question is does the Windows Server 2016 Datacenter unlimited Guests/OSEs cover the OS license for the Windows Server 2019 VM as well? We haven't found anything definitive on this yet. I have a question into our MS TAM but thought I'd post here while waiting for a response.

    -Doug


    -dweezil

    I am also interested in this answer
    Friday, February 8, 2019 12:12 PM
  • does the Windows Server 2016 Datacenter unlimited Guests/OSEs cover the OS license for the Windows Server 2019 VM as well?

    Only if the original license purchase was covered by Software Assurance.


    Eric Siron
    Altaro Hyper-V Blog
    I am an independent contributor, not an Altaro employee. I accept all responsibility for the content of my posts. You accept all responsibility for any actions that you take based on the content of my posts.

    • Proposed as answer by dweezil7777 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:25 AM
    Friday, February 8, 2019 2:10 PM
  • It appears the N+1 n-1 doesn't work anymore:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/supported-windows-guest-operating-systems-for-hyper-v-on-windows

    2016 and 2019 both support 2019 and lower (all the way back to 2008) according to Microsoft...


    • Proposed as answer by dweezil7777 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:25 AM
    Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:41 PM