[PVE-User] Experience with KVM and Windows Server Vms

Eneko Lacunza elacunza at binovo.es
Thu Jan 30 15:15:20 CET 2014

Hi Andreas,

On 30/01/14 13:53, lst_hoe02 at kwsoft.de wrote:
>>> do you have long time experience in running windows Servers 2008+ on 
>>> kvm in a prodoctive environment?
>>> We are using a lot of Vmware stuff and I want to create a testing 
>>> envirnment with kvm. What are the known issues, what are your 
>>> personal experiences?
>> We have experience of running Windows Servers from the times of 
>> Proxmox 1.x, currently using Proxmox 2.x and 3.x in different 
>> environments. We have not used VMWare vSphere in production (but we 
>> did migrate a VMWare vSphere infraestructure to Proxmox 3.x). We are 
>> running Windows 2003, Windows 2008 32bit, Windows 2008R2 32bit, 
>> Windows 2012 64 bit.
>> We're quite happy with the results, it's very important to use virtio 
>> drivers for performance. You may have some issues shutting down 
>> windows boxes from Proxmox GUI, there are some instructions for this 
>> to work on PVE wiki.
> What virtio drivers do you use for Windows 2003? The latest seem to 
> not work for Windows < 2008 and result in blue-screen immediately.
Now that you say this, I recall having this problem on a recent P2V.

We have windows 2003 systems using block driver version with 
date 20/09/2010 since quite a long time, and also version 
with date 13/02/2012 since about 20 months. This last one should be from 

Hope this helps

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