Tuesdays with Corey: M-Series and Nested Virtualization on Azure

Play Tuesdays with Corey: M-Series and Nested Virtualization on Azure


Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team recaps some of the cool technologies and announcements recently discussed at Microsoft Build.  In this episode Corey talks (and Demos) the coolness of our new M-Series machines with hyper-threading and nested virtualization. 

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The Discussion

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    Is nested virtualization possible only with M-series VMs?

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    What business needs and scenarios are you trying to solve with this capability?

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    @AndrejNov:They will be available with other machine sizes as well that support hyperthreading.  You should see them light up on Dv3 and Ev3 when they come out in the next few months. 

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    @pazdedav:we get asked about nested for things like training, dev/test as well as being used for better container isolation when you build your own infrastructure. 

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    This is really cool!

    Have 2 questions... Will Nested Virtualization be supported for production environments?


    How will licensing be handled... meaning could we see Windows Server Datacenter licenses in Azure similar to coverage provided for on-premises hosts or even use AHUB to cover a Azure VM spun up as Hyper-V Host?  

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    Cool features!
    You say to go play with it. How can I deploy a VM to Azure right now that supports nested virtualization?


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    @Radu:If you want to try this yourself - you'll have to wait just a LITTLE BIT LONGER in order for them to show up in your deployment sizing picker. There will be a blog post with specifics on Monday the 10th I do believe. 

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    Same question bammer how will licencing working in production environments?

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