Once you have configured each feature on your Hyper-V Servers maybe you are wondering how they interact with each other.
In the following table you are going to see how each feature interacts with others under Windows Server 2008 R2. As I already blogged before, WS2008 R2 add some features like VMQ support, but also expands features like Chimney and Jumbo Frames to the VMs.
You can read the table through the columns or through the rows. The result will be the same. I don’t want to forget to mention that this table depends directly on the manufacturers drivers and maybe some restrictions or incompatibilities are already fixed with the latest drivers. I encourage you to send me any update that you are aware that can modify the table content.
This second tables shows you the same compatibility matrix but now for Windows Server 2008 RTM. (with or without SP2). In this case there are features like Chimney and Jumbo frames that will be only available at parent partition level.
I hope this can be useful to quickly define what features are you looking for and how they will interact with other advanced network optimizations for Hyper-V. Again, please send me any update or information that can modify these table contents because each new driver affects the content directly.
See you in the last series post…. maybe at the end of june