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Trailblazer

Hyper-V 2016

When will Hyper-V 2016 be compatible?
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Re: Hyper-V 2016

Our general hypervisor support policy is here: 

 

http://www.nutanix.com/support/support-faqs/#hypervisor-support

 

TLDR - ~90 days from GA

Jon Kohler | Principal Architect, Nutanix | Nutanix NPX #003, VCDX #116 | @JonKohler
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Trailblazer

Re: Hyper-V 2016

Hi John,

 

Do you have any information on the upgrade process? Are we looking at a rather simple One-Click? Also, will we be able to use Nano-server, and if so is the process the same as an normal One-Click upgrade?

 

Kind Regards

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Re: Hyper-V 2016

TBD. We've been experimenting with the tech preview with different iterations of how this will look, and we'll see what actually is released by MS once the product goes GA.

Jon Kohler | Principal Architect, Nutanix | Nutanix NPX #003, VCDX #116 | @JonKohler
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Re: Hyper-V 2016

Hi All,

Hello Jon,

 

Any update about Cluster install with Windows server 2016 RTM ?

We have a NX-3000 and we want reinstall a cluster with the last windows server operating system.

 

Can we have some documentation about fresh install ?

After a crash we have previously need full reinstall cvm with a nutanix support operator and it's not a OneClick process Smiley Happy .

 

Thanks you so much for your precious help.

 

Hava a nice day.

 

Regards.

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Re: Hyper-V 2016

Windows 2016 is not yet supported, we're still working on the details. 

 

Once we're done with what we need to do on our side, we'd support doing this through Foundation, so the process would be aligned with the field installation guide for Foundation.

 

Jon

Jon Kohler | Principal Architect, Nutanix | Nutanix NPX #003, VCDX #116 | @JonKohler
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Re: Hyper-V 2016

Hi Jon,

 

Thanks for your prompt reply.

 

Sounds Bad for my team.

 

When i read compatibility guide i can see :

 

  • Microsoft major/minor releases (like 2012 R2) are Supported immediately and QA qualified within 90 days of the software GA release date

 

Windows server 2016 RTM has released oct12 , it's oct 12 + 3 month ?

You think it will be good in January 2017 ?

 

If you have any information about timeline i got it Smiley Happy

 

Thanks you so much Jon

 

Have a nice day.

Regards.

 

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Re: Hyper-V 2016

Keep in mind, Windows 2016 in general is a BIG update with quite a lot of changes architecturally (such as nano, etc). 

 

The general thinking is we're going to try to get a Tech Preview out in the first 90 days, so people can start using it in non-production settings. Full support may take a little longer than that, simply because we want to get it right for production setups, rather than rush it in.

 

This line of thought lines up with what most customers we talk to want to do as well, they aren't in a rush because of all of the rest of their ecosystem (like backup vendors, anti virus, monitoring agents, and other related agents) needs to catch up first.

Jon Kohler | Principal Architect, Nutanix | Nutanix NPX #003, VCDX #116 | @JonKohler
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Trailblazer

Re: Hyper-V 2016

Do we have any timeframe when Asterix 5.0 will be available?

does it has any fixes for Hyper-V

 

If we were to deploy 2012R2 now on a 3 nodes cluster, will we be able to upgrade to 2016 by pulling a node from the cluster, re-imaging to 2016 and joining back the cluster again?

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Re: Hyper-V 2016

RE Hyper V upgrade

TBD, I'll ask engineering on their initial 2 cents about this

 

RE Asterix Release Date

Tenative target is the next 30 days or less. My feeling is that it will be a day with "teen" in the name, but still TBD. Its a big, big, big release, so theres lot of non-engineering stuff that needs to come in line at the same time.

 

RE Fixes for Hyper-V

As with any release we're always fixing and enhancing things, is there something specific you're looking for to be fixed/enhanced for Hyper-V?

Jon Kohler | Principal Architect, Nutanix | Nutanix NPX #003, VCDX #116 | @JonKohler
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