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What s new in windows server 2012 hyper v

What's New in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

Jeff Woolsey

Windows Server & Cloud

Microsoft Corporation

Session objectives and takeaways

Session Objectives and Takeaways

  • What’s New In Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

    • Scale Up Workloads

    • Platform Resiliency

    • Storage

    • Automation/Manageability

    • A little surprise…

  • We can’t cover everything

    • There’s simply too much content. Pointers to other sessions too…

Helping you cloud optimize your business

Helping You Cloud Optimize Your Business


Identity ▪ Virtualization ▪ Management ▪ Development



The Microsoft Hybrid Cloud

Whats new in windows server 2012 hyper v

Building your own cloud just got a lot easier with

Windows Server 2012.

Whats new in windows server 2012 hyper v

Cloud Considerations

Cloud considerations

Cloud Considerations

  • Mission Critical, Scale Up Workloads

  • Storage

    • Costs

    • Complexity

    • Security

  • Continuous Availability

  • VM Mobility

  • Networking

    • Multi-Tenancy, Security

    • IP Address Management

    • QoS

  • Automation/Manageability

Scale up workloads

Scale Up Workloads

Mission critical workloads

Mission Critical Workloads


Live Migration should just work

  • Scale isn’t just more virtual processors

  • No tradeoffs

Performance must increase with cores

Virtualize workloads considered “non-virtualizable”

  • Maximize your investment

  • Let’s build the best cloud together

Scaling up physical numa

Scaling up: Physical NUMA

NUMA node 1

NUMA node 2

  • NUMA (Non-uniform memory access)

    • Helps hosts scale up the number of cores and memory access

    • Partitions cores and memory into “nodes”

    • Allocation and latency depends on the memory location relative to a processor

  • High performance applications detect NUMA and minimize cross-node memory access




Scaling up physical numa1

Scaling up: Physical NUMA

NUMA node 1

NUMA node 2


  • This is optimal…

    • Memory allocation and thread allocations within the same NUMA node

    • Memory populated in each NUMA node


NUMA node 3

NUMA node 4




Scaling up physical numa2

Scaling up: Physical NUMA

NUMA node 1

NUMA node 2


  • This isn’t optimal…

    • System is imbalanced

    • Memory allocation and thread allocations across different NUMA nodes

    • Multiple node hops

    • NUMA Node 2 has an odd number of DIMMS

    • NUMA Node 3 doesn’t have enough

    • NUMA Node 4 has no local memory (worst case)


NUMA node 3

NUMA node 4




Scaling up guest numa

Scaling Up: Guest NUMA

NUMA node 1

NUMA node 2

NUMA node 3

NUMA node 4

  • Guest NUMA

    • Presenting NUMA topology within VM

    • Guest operating systems & apps can make intelligent NUMA decisions about thread and memory allocation

  • Guest NUMA nodes are aligned with host resources

  • Policy driven per host – best effort, or force alignment

vNUMA node A

vNUMA node A

vNUMA node B

vNUMA node B

Hyper v scale comparison massive scale in the box

Hyper-V Scale ComparisonMassive Scale in the Box



Your input on storage

Your input on Storage

Leverage storage array capabilities

Native access to SANs from VMs

  • Maximize your investment

  • No tradeoffs

Help reduce the cost of storage

Highly Scalable Virtual Disks

  • For workloads that don’t require a SAN

  • Big data is here

Dynamic high performance storage

Dynamic, High Performance Storage

  • Live Storage Migration

  • Virtual Fiber Channel

  • Support for File Based Storage on SMB 3.0

  • New VHDX Format

  • Online MetaOperations

    • Live VHD Merge

    • Live New Parent

  • Native 4K Disk Support

  • Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)



[VIR306] Hyper-V Over SMB: Remote File Storage Support in Windows Server 2012



[VIR301] Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Storage

Offloaded data transfer odx

Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)


Offload Write

Offload Read



Virtual Disk

Virtual Disk

Actual Data Transfer

Intelligent Storage Array

Hyper v odx support

Hyper-V ODX Support

  • Secure Offload data transfer

    • Fixed VHD/VHDX Creation

    • Dynamic VHD/VHDX Expansion

    • VHD/VHDX Merge

    • Live Storage Migration

  • Just one example…

~3 Minutes

<1 Second!

Hyper v storage no limits dynamic

Hyper-V Storage No Limits & Dynamic

Securing data at rest

Securing Data at Rest

So you re a building a cloud

I have good processes in place, but what other safeguards can I use to protect my data?

So You’re a Building a Cloud…

Server hard disks appear on ebay real case a us power company

Server Hard Disks Appear on eBayReal Case : A US Power Company

  • The Company had processes in place to either physically destroy drives or scrub them to U.S. DOD standards

    • Degaussing

    • Overwriting the data with a minimum of three specified patterns

  • Data on drives used in servers, contained:

    • Proprietary company information such as memos, correspondence

    • Customers data (460,000+) & Confidential employee information

According to Gartner about 1/3 companies use outside firms to dispose of PCs & Servers

Hipaa breach stolen hard drives

HIPAA Breach: Stolen Hard Drives

  • March 2012: Large Medical Provider in Tennessee paying $1.5 million to the US Dept. Health & Human Services

    • Theft of 57 hard drives that contained protected health information (ePHI) for over 1 million individuals

  • Secured by:

    • Security Patrols

    • Biometric scanner

    • Keycard scanner

    • Magnetic locks

    • Keyed locks

“71% of health care organizations have suffered at least one data breach within the last year”

-Study by Veriphyr

Critical safeguard for the cloud encrypted cluster volumes

CriticalSafeguard for the CloudEncrypted cluster volumes

  • BitLocker encrypted cluster disks

    • Support for traditional failover disks

    • Support for Cluster Shared Volumes

  • Cluster Name Object (CNO) identity used to lock and unlock Clustered volumes

  • Enables physical security for deployments outside of secure datacenters

    • Branch office deployments

  • Volume level encryption for compliance requirements

  • Negligible (<1%) performance impact

High availability

High Availability

Your input on high availability

Your input on High Availability

VMs Need Access to Fibre Channel SANs

Legacy Apps that don’t support Clustering

  • We have apps and data there…

  • Let’s improve availability of those apps too

Ease integration with SAN replication/snapshotting

Highly Scalable Virtual Disks

Make it all work.

  • Big data. Enough said.

Scale management policy storage failover cluster

Scale, Management, Policy & StorageFailover cluster

  • Support for 64 nodes & 4000 VMs in a Cluster

  • Cluster Aware Updating

  • Cluster Shared Volumes 2.0

  • VM Failover Prioritization

  • Anti-Affinity VM Rules

  • Cluster Wide Task Scheduling

  • Inbox Live Migration Queuing

  • SMB Support

  • Hyper-V App Monitoring

  • Guest Clustering via Fiber Channel…



[WSV430] Cluster Shared Volumes Reborn in Windows Server 2012: Deep Dive

Guest fiber channel architecture

Guest Fiber Channel Architecture

  • Up to four virtual HBAs assigned to each VM

  • WWNs assigned to each VM

  • Doesn’t require re-zoning

  • NPIV utilized to surface VM portson the host

  • Works with Live Migration

NPIV port(s)

Complete redundancy in the box

Complete Redundancy In the Box

  • Hyper-V Replica for Asynchronous Replication

  • CSV 2.0 Integration with Storage Arrays for Synchronous Replication

Disaster Recovery

  • Non-Cluster Aware Apps: Hyper-V App Monitoring

  • VM Guest Cluster: iSCSI, Fiber Channel

  • VM Guest Teaming of SR-IOV NICs

Application/Service Failover

  • Network Load Balancing & Failover via Windows NIC Teaming

  • Storage Multi-Path IO (MPIO)

  • Multi-Channel SMB

I/O Redundancy

  • Live Migration for Planned Downtime

  • Failover Cluster for Unplanned Downtime

Physical Node Redundancy

  • Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA)/RAS

Hardware Fault

Complete vm mobility

Complete VM Mobility

Virtual machine mobility

Virtual Machine Mobility

  • Live Migration with High Availability

  • SMB Live Migration

  • Live Storage Migration

Concurrent Migration: Limited Only By Hardware Resources

Whats new in windows server 2012 hyper v

Wouldn’t it be great if you could Live Migrate a VM with nothing but an Ethernet cable?

We think so too…

Introducing: Shared Nothing Live Migration

Vm mobility


VM Mobility

Whats new in windows server 2012 hyper v

Time for

one more thing…

Microsoft hyper v server 2012


Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012

What is microsoft hyper v server

What is Microsoft Hyper-V Server?

  • Enterprise-class, Microsoft hypervisor

    • Local Command Line Interface

    • Does not include guest OS licenses

  • Standalone Hyper-V

  • Free ISO download from Microsoft.com website

  • Designed for remote management

  • Contains all Hyper-V features

Great reasons to use ms hyper v server 2012

Great Reasons to use MS Hyper-V Server 2012

  • Linux VM Consolidation

  • VDI platform

  • Hoster virtualization platform

Ms hyper v server 2012 q a 1 2

MS Hyper-V Server 2012 Q&A (1/2)

  • Is this an evaluation version? Is their Activation?

    • No and No. Enterprise class hypervisor for everyone.

  • Is this supported in production?

    • Yes, since day one.

  • Does Hyper-V Server have reduced/limited scale?

    • No

  • Is System Center required for Live Migration or Live Storage Migrate VMs?

    • No. You can manage using free RSAT tools, or System Center or via PowerShell

Ms hyper v server 2012 q a 2 2

MS Hyper-V Server 2012 Q&A (2/2)

  • Is clustering included with Hyper-V Server 2012?

    • Yes. It has been since Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.

  • Does Hyper-V Server include Live Migration?

    • Yes. Yes. Yes.

  • Shared Nothing Live Migration?

    • Yes. Yes. Yes.

  • Does this include the new Extensible Switch?

    • Yes. Yes. Yes.

  • Does this include Hyper-V Replica?

    • Yes. Yes. Yes.

Microsoft hyper v server 2008 r2 sp1 2012

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1->2012

Customer Driven: More Features, Scale, Availability, Mobility in every release.

Comparing hyper v vmware

Comparing Hyper-V & VMware

No comparison really…

Vmware esxi 5 0 vs ms hyper v server 2012

VMware ESXi 5.0 vs MS Hyper-V Server 2012

VMware ESXi 5.0 (Free Version)

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012


Up to 64 VPs per VM

Up to 4 TB of memory per Host RAM

Up to 1 TB of memory per VM

Enterprise level features included

Shared Nothing Live Migration

Live Storage Migration

High Availability via Clustering

Hyper-V Replica (Unlimited VM Replication)

Storage Spaces

…much more…

  • Scale

    • Limited to 4 vCPUsin VM

    • Host RAM limited to 32 GB

  • No Enterprise level features

    • No vMotion

    • No Storage vMotion

    • No High Availability

    • No Extensible Switch

    • No VM Replication

Ms virtual machine converter beta


MS Virtual Machine Converter Beta

Virtual machine converter beta

Virtual Machine Converter Beta

  • The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Beta Solution Accelerator

    • 4MB download that converts VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V

    • Provides a quick, low-risk option for VMware customers to evaluate Hyper-V

  • What it does:

    • Converts VMware VMs, virtual disks and configuration, (memory, virtual processor, etc.) from the source to Hyper-V

    • Uninstalls the VMware tools on the source VM and installs the Hyper-V Integration Services as appropriate

    • Includes an easy-to-use wizard-driven GUI simplifying VM conversion

Ms virtual machine converter beta1

MS Virtual Machine Converter Beta

Select esx or vcenter server

Select ESX or vCenter Server

Select vm to convert

Select VM to Convert

Provide user name account

Provide User Name & Account

Provide temp location

Provide Temp Location

Select hyper v destination host

Select Hyper-V Destination Host





Virtual machine converter beta1

Virtual Machine Converter Beta

  • The current MVMC Beta supports converting virtual machines created with:

    • VMware vSphere 4.1

    • VMware vSphere 5.0

  • To virtual machines for:

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V

    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • Support for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V not in MVMC Beta

    • Coming Soon…


Whats new in windows server 2012 hyper v

“Comprehensiveand deep.”

- Al Gillen, IDC

“Nothing from Microsoft, and I mean literally nothing, has ever been this ambitious.”

– Jason Perlow, ZDNet

  • 200+ customers participated in Windows Server TAP

  • 300,000+Beta downloads

Windows Server 2012:“Takes your breath away… Features will be a boon for enterprises creating private clouds.”

– Jonathan Hassel, Computerworld

  • “Windows Server 2012 – can you say cloud?”

  • – Richard Fichera, Forrester Research

  • 2012

In review session objectives and takeaways

In Review: Session Objectives and Takeaways

  • Windows Server 2012: The Definitive Cloud OS

  • Designed for Mission Critical, Scale Up

  • New Storage Options

  • High Availability throughout the entire stack

  • PowerShell: Automation engine for cloud

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012

    • RC Available Now

  • Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter

    • Beta Available Now

Related content

Related Content

  • VIR302 Enabling Disaster Recovery using Hyper-V Replica

  • VIR303 An Overview of Hyper-V Networking in Windows Server 2012

  • VIR21-HOL Configuring Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replica

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Sia wsv and vir track resources

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