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Hyper-V Virtual Machine Generation 2 Notes

  • UEFI Firmware / Secure Boot
  • SCSI VHD Boot
  • SCSI VHD Boot + SCSI DVD/CD
  • Standard Synthetic NIC to boot PXE (not the Legacy)
  • VHDX Resize
  • IOPS Quality of Service management
  • Enable virtual hard disk sharing (i.e. for SAN-Demos)

Supported IS

  • Windows Server 2012 / R2
  • Windows 8 / 8.1 (x64)

Keep in mind that the selection between Gen 1 or Gen 2 VM is only at setup and it is irreversible!