Speakers: Benjamin Armstrong (Principal Program Manager on the Hyper-V team), Didier Van Hoye (Working Hard in IT).
Overview (Source Microsoft®):
The Gentlemen discussed and showed the following new features in Hyper-V 2012 R2 during the session:
– UNMAP and ODX performance comparison between VHD and VHDX.
– VHDX and data resiliency.
– Hyper-V Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA).
– Generation 1 Vs. Generation Virtual Machines.
– Convert Generation 1 to Generation 2 VMs running on Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, you can download the script from here.
– New: Generation 2 Support for Linux underway…
– Enhanced VM Interaction (Enhanced session Mode using Remote Desktop over VMBus).
– Online Virtual Hard Disk Resize (Dynamically Grow or Shrink SCSI VHDX on the fly).
– Storage QoS (Bandwidth Management on a per virtual disk basis, work with virtual IDE, SCSI for Gen 1 and Gen 2 Virtual Machines), more info here.
– Guest Clustering with Virtual Hard Disk Sharing.
– Deduplication with Running Virtual Machines for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
– Live Cloning (Live Export) of a running Virtual Machine.
– Protecting Virtual Machines from Network Outages (Detects network failures).
– Virtual RSS (vRSS), Virtual Receive Side Scaling that allows the load from virtual network adapter to be distributed across multiple virtual processors in a virtual machines, more info here.
– Zero-downtime upgrade from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V including Shared Nothing Live Migration.
– Faster Live Migration comparison between (TCP/IP Vs. Compression Vs. SMB MultiChannel/Direct).
– Hyper-V Replica and Extended Replication to a third location in the box and now you can replicate to Microsoft Azure with Azure Site Recovery service, more info here.
Enjoy your day!