Versions of Hyper-V that support running 2016 VMs

Find out which versions of Hyper-V can run Windows Server 2016 VMs

John Savill

October 29, 2016

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Versions of Hyper-V that support running 2016 VMs

Q. What versions of Hyper-V are supported to run Windows Server 2016 VMs?

A. To run Windows Server 2016 VMs the Hyper-V host should be at least Windows Server 2012 R2. The standard support statement is Microsoft supports running an OS on the n-1 version of the hypervisor, i.e. for Windows Server 2016 that means Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. Some older versions may work however I have also seen the OS actually blue screen when trying to start on too older hypervisor version.

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