In this episode Symon interviews John Howard, a Senior Program Manager on the Hyper-V Team, to discuss the features and benefits of Generation 2 Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2012 R2. Generation 2 Virtual Machines offer a variety of security and configuration benefits, taking advantage of the latest advances in hardware and driver virtualization.
- [00:30] What is a Generation 2 VM?
- [02:05] How does Generation 2 differ from Generation 1?
- Demo at [02:20] showing the differences between the different generations.
- [05:10] How does PowerShell differ when managing the different generations?
- [06:20] Why did Microsoft decide to create a new VM "generation" instead of just building these features into Generation 1?
- [07:30] Does Generation 2 work with (the free) Hyper-V Server?
- [08:00] Does Generation 2 integrate with other System Center such as VMM, App Controller, Service Manager, WAP, SCOM, and DPM?
- [08:40] Can you convert from Generation 1 to Generation 2, or vice versa?
- Demo at [10:00] showing the PowerShell Convert VM Generation tool.
- Get the PowerShell tool here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/ConvertVMGeneration
- [15:25] What is the recommendation for which generation should be used?
- [16:25] Where can users go to learn more? (TechNet, blogs, etc.)
- John Howard's Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/jhoward/
- Generation 2 VMs on TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn282285.aspx
- There is no news this week due to all the announcements from the BUILD Conference.
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