Discrete Device Assignment — Guests and Linux

In my previous three posts, I outlined a new feature in Windows Server 2016 TP4 called Discrete Device Assignment. This post talks about support for Linux guest VMs, and it’s more of a description of my personal journey rather than a straight feature description. If it were just a description, I could do that in… Read more

Discrete Device Assignment — GPUs

This is the third post in a four part series.  My previous two blog posts talked about Discrete Device Assignment (link) and the machines and devices necessary (link) to make it work in Windows Server 2016 TP4. This post goes into more detail, focusing on GPUs. There are those of you out there who want… Read more

Discrete Device Assignment — Machines and devices

In my last post, I talked about a new feature of Windows Server 2016, Discrete Device Assignment. This post will discuss the machines and devices necessary for making this feature work. First, we're not supporting Discrete Device Assignment in Hyper-V in Windows 10. Only Server versions of Windows support this. This isn't some wanton play… Read more

Discrete Device Assignment — Description and background

With Windows Server 2016, we're introducing a new feature, called Discrete Device Assignment, in Hyper-V.  Users can now take some of the PCI Express devices in their systems and pass them through directly to a guest VM.  This is actually much of the same technology that we've used for SR-IOV networking in the past.  And… Read more

Announcing the release of Hyper-V Containers in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

Today marks an exciting moment on the journey to bring world class container technologies and options to our customers. With the release of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4, we’re excited to showcase the next major step in our container journey with the first public preview of Hyper-V Containers, as well as significant enhancements to… Read more