MS Hyper-V

This section describes considerations and requirements when creating layers or publishing images in Hyper-V.

Platform layer

Configure the Hyper-V settings on the platform layer so that your other layered applications run seamlessly in Hyper-V.

You need a platform layer if the OS image used to create your OS layer originated in a different hypervisor. If the OS originated in Hyper-V, you do not need a platform layer, because the Hyper-V settings are already configured on your OS layer.

You also need a platform layer if you start using Generation 2 machines, as explained in the following section.

Generation 2 machines

To start using Generation 2 machines in Hyper-V when your existing machines are Generation 1:

  • Create a new Hyper-V connector configuration with the Offload compositing feature enabled and Generation 2 selected.
  • Create a Generation 2 platform layer.
  • Publish Generation 2 images using this platform layer and your existing Generation 1 app layers.

If you are starting with a fresh deployment in Hyper-V:

  • Create your OS layer from a Generation 1 OS image.

    Note:

    The Create OS layer feature does not yet support Generation 2 machines. However, you can add a version to the OS layer with Offload Compositing and Generation 2 selected, as described in the next step.

  • Create a Hyper-V connector configuration with the Offload compositing feature enabled and Generation 2 selected.
  • Add a Generation 2 version to the OS layer.
  • Create Generation 2 app layers.
  • Create an image template with the new connector selected, and publish the images.