What’s new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

 Sep 19, 2016

Windows Server 2016 comes with new features such as shielded virtual machines, production checkpoints, hot adding and removing of memory and network cards, and many new options for managing virtualisation.

Some of the significant changes in 2016 Hyper-V roles are listed below:

  1. Hyper-V now supports running virtual machines inside a virtual machine. This feature is termed as nested virtualisation.
  2. Using the shielded virtual machines feature you can encrypt the virtual machines.
  3. The host resource protection features protects the virtual machines from malicious activities.
  4. The PowerShell direct feature allows you to run PowerShell commands directly inside the VM without configuring any remoting feature.
  5. Now you can enable TPM and BitLocker on virtual machines.
  6. Now you can add static memory and network adapters while the virtual machines are online.
  7. Few latest Linux editions can now use secure boot.
  8. You can also use alternate credentials in Hyper-V. This feature is offered by Hyper-V manager.
  9. Windows Server 2016 introduces Containers. Containers provide operating system-level virtualization through a virtual environment that has its own process and network space, instead of creating a full-fledged virtual machine.

New Horizons has added new Windows Server 2016 training courses to our IT Technical portfolio. Be sure to have a look!

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