Microsoft Hyper-V 2016: First Look

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Microsoft Hyper-V is included as a role in Windows Server, and also as a standalone server with no GUI. This course covers installation, configuration, and new features of Hyper-V in the Technical Preview. This course also covers the installation of both Hyper-V Server and the Windows Server role, and concludes with a comparison of Hyper-V Server and Client Hyper-V in Windows 10. This course is based on preview software from Microsoft. Any features, functions, and interfaces discussed and shown may change before the final product is released.

Target Audience

IT professionals who are responsible for designing, implementing, managing, and maintaining a virtualization infrastructure; IT decision makers looking for a primer on upcoming Hyper-V technology



Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Hyper-V Technical Preview Overview

  • describe the editions and requirements of Hyper-V Technical Preview
  • Installing Hyper-V Server

  • install the standalone Hyper-V Server Technical Preview
  • Installing Hyper-V Role with Server Manager

  • add the Hyper-V role on Windows Server Technical Preview using Server Manager
  • Installing Hyper-V Role with PowerShell

  • add the Hyper-V role on Windows Server Technical Preview using PowerShell
  • Supported Guests

  • list the supported guest operating systems for Hyper-V Technical Preview
  • Hyper-V Manager

  • describe the Hyper-V Manager GUI in Windows Server Technical Preview
  • Creating a Virtual Machine

  • create a virtual machine in Hyper-V Manager on Windows Server Technical Preview
  • Enabling and Disabling Checkpoints

  • enable and disable the checkpoints in Hyper-V Manager on Windows Server Technical Preview
  • Configuring Standard and Production Checkpoints

  • configure the standard and production checkpoints in Hyper-V Manager on Windows Server Technical Preview
  • Enable Remote Hyper-V Host Management

  • enable remote management on a Windows Server Technical Preview Hyper-V host
  • Virtual Machine Configuration Version

  • describe new configuration versions in Hyper-V Technical Preview
  • VM Configuration File Format

  • describe new virtual machine configuration file format in Hyper-V Technical Preview
  • Production Checkpoints

  • describe a scenario for using production checkpoints in Hyper-V Technical Preview
  • Integration Services

  • describe the integration services and the use of Windows Update in Hyper-V Technical Preview
  • Hyper-V Manager Improvements

  • describe the improvements made to Hyper-V Manager in Hyper-V Technical Preview
  • Hot Add and Remove for NIC and Memory

  • describe the hot add functionality for NIC and memory in Hyper-V Technical Preview
  • Rolling Hyper-V Cluster Upgrade

  • describe the rolling Hyper-V cluster upgrade features to upgrade the functional level of a cluster VM by VM in Hyper-V Technical Preview
  • Storage Quality of Service (QoS)

  • describe the storage Quality of Service or QoS feature used to monitor storage and create policies in scale-out file servers on Hyper-V Technical Preview
  • Linux Secure Boot

  • describe the support available for Linux secure boot in Hyper-V Technical Preview
  • Connected Standby

  • describe support for connected standby in Hyper-V Technical Preview
  • Windows 10 Client Hyper-V

  • compare the features of Hyper-V Technical Preview and client Hyper-V on Windows 10