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

lst_hoe02 at kwsoft.de lst_hoe02 at kwsoft.de
Thu Jan 30 16:09:46 CET 2014

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

> Hi,
> 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.

I will first try if one of the "newer" from the official download is  
working and post the result here.



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