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

Eneko Lacunza elacunza at binovo.es
Thu Jan 30 15:47:17 CET 2014


On 30/01/14 15:21, 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.

I can put the -22.iso for download if that helps you, just tell me.


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