New features in the next Windows Server version

This is not a complete list….

  • Rolling Hyper-V cluster upgrade: If there was one feature that was often requested. this is it. Basically, it allows a Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster to be upgraded one node at a time in a mixed-mode configuration. After all nodes have been upgraded, a PowerShell cmdlet is executed which then turns on the Windows Server 10 native clustering functionality.
  • Hyper-V Integration Services: In a guest virtual machines, they will be updated via Windows Update.
  • Hyper-V Manager improvements: They include enabling other types of authentication, the use of alternative credentials, and can also manage down-level Hyper-V servers (Windows Server 2012 and higher).
  • New Hyper-V virtual machine configuration format: The new VMCX format is a binary format file that can’t be converted back to an old format and it can’t be directly edited.
  • Hot add of memory as well as network adapters to Generation 2 virtual machines for Windows and Linux: This feature allows memory to be changed even when dynamic memory isn’t being used.
  • Ability to create production checkpoints in Hyper-V: Allows you to create a point-in-time capture of a virtual machine’s storage and device/memory state, which can then be reverted to at some later point in time.
  • Windows Defender: Now included is now included in Windows Server. The GUI isn’t installed but can be added.
  • Network Controller Role: Shows information about the network infrastructure to other management applications.
  • PowerShell 5.0: Numerous new modules.
  • DNS Client: Improvements for multi-homed machines.
  • Storage QoS on Scale-Out File Servers: This enables cluster-wide QoS to ensure that storage performance needs are met.
  • Storage Replica: Provides synchronous mirroring of data between nodes in a cluster or between standalone servers. In addition, asynchronous storage replication is also available [weith a chance of data loss].
  • GRE Tunneling Support: Enables connectivity between external and virtual networks.
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