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

lst_hoe02 at kwsoft.de lst_hoe02 at kwsoft.de
Thu Jan 30 15:21:40 CET 2014

Zitat von Eneko Lacunza <elacunza at binovo.es>:

> 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 virtio-win-0.1-22.iso

Too bad the actual download archive only goes back to virtio-win-0.1-30.iso...
I will try that one and see what happens.



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