Solved: Complete List of Supported Guest Windows VM’s On Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012 and 2008 R2

Yes, you can run Server 2016 VM’s on Server 2012 R2 Host.  In general Mircrosoft supports the release immediately after the host operating system (i.e. 2012 on 2008 R2, 2012 R2 on 2012 R1,…) Server 2016 Supported Guest Operating Systems: Windows Server 2016 is expected to be able to host Windows Server 2019 VM’s but as of today’s date the official line up for Server 2016 hosting VM’s is: Guest Operating System Maximum Virtual Cores…

SOLVED: Hyper-V Move To Server 2012 – Failed to Establish A Connection Because Of An Unsupported Protocol Version (Protocol Version 5.0)

If you MOVE a Hyper-V Virtual Machine to Server 2012 R2 host and you want to move it back, you will be disappointed.  Moving VM’s to Server 2012 R2 hosts is a one way street.  This includes trying to move VM’s from Server 2012 R2 to 2012 R1. Moving a Hyper-V virtual machine in Windows Server 2012 R2 to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 is not supported. When moving a virtual machine on Windows Server 2012,…