Category: Generation 2 Virtual Machine


Virtual Machines: Hyper-V vs Azure IaaS

A lot of times, during the Azure Foundation workshops session that I usually deliver, the difference between Azure virtual machines and Hyper-V virtual machines comes up. So I decide to write this post explaining what are the most important differences between them. Sometimes, depending on the workload, it doesn’t make sense to move to the cloud. I hope this post will clarify you on that. Because Azure uses Hyper‑V as...


How to move your workloads to Azure

When integrating your on-premises environment with Azure, you might want to use the lift-and-shift approach to migrate some of your existing workloads. There are several ways to do it. You can use Azure Site Recovery to accomplish that (see here) or use one of common way to implement this approach, by capture the content of disks of physical or virtual machines residing in your datacenter, upload them to Azure storage,...


Generation 2 Virtual Machine Overview

Virtual machine generation determines the virtual hardware and functionality presented to the virtual machine. In Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2 there are two supported virtual machine generations, generation 1 and generation 2 virtual machines. Generation 2 virtual machines will be presented with a simplified virtual hardware model and supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware instead of BIOS based firmware. Additionally the majority of emulated (legacy) devices have been...