Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V ConsultantsMicrosoft's Hyper-V virtualization technology is available as a role in Windows Server 2016, as a stand-alone product in Hyper-V Server 2016, and as a feature in some versions of Windows 10, 8.1 and 8. In Windows Server 2016, Hyper-V incorporates key technologies initially developed for and proven on Microsoft Azure, one of the world's largest public clouds. This significantly improves the ability of the Windows Server platform to support private cloud as well as hybrid cloud/on-premises deployment models by fortifying security, availability, scale, manageability, reliability and disaster recovery.

Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team can help you to evaluate the benefits of Hyper-V 2016 for your business, configure pilot environments to verify the ability of Hyper-V 2016 to run your critical workloads, design a cost-effective network topology for a cloud-centric or hybrid deployment, develop and execute an efficient migration plan, train your IT management and support staff, and provide ongoing consulting and troubleshooting support to ensure that your Hyper-V 2016 solution quickly delivers maximum business value. Progent offers online and onsite consulting services and can provide comprehensive project management outsourcing or co-sourcing to help you complete major initiatives on time and on budget, or Progent can provide as-needed expertise to help you over occasional technical hurdles. Progent also offers the skills of certified information assurance experts to help you with security and compliance issues plus disaster recovery/business continuity planning specialists to help you utilize the advanced capabilities of Hyper-V 2016 to restore operations rapidly in the event of a catastrophe.

New Features of Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016
Hyper-V for Windows Server 2016 includes a long list of new and enhanced features that impact practically all aspects of virtualization. Many improvements are drawn from Microsoft's Azure public cloud technology and address the fact that most businesses require a hybrid IT environment that seamlessly integrates on-premises resources with cloud-based services. Headline features include:
  • Expanded Scale: Hyper-V 2016 supports up to 12 TB of virtual machine (VM) memory per physical host, a 12-fold improvement over Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. In addition, the number of virtual processors supported per VM has jumped from 64 to 240.
  • Zero-downtime Hyper-V Cluster Upgrade: The Cluster OS Rolling Upgrade feature allows you to upgrade the operating system of cluster nodes from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016 without stopping the Hyper-V workloads, resulting in a zero-downtime migration. The upgrade process (pause, drain, evict, reformat, and install) for each node can be automated with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2016.

    Hyper-V 2016 Clustering Consulting

    Cluster OS Rolling Upgrade lets you upgrade Hyper-V cluster nodes to Windows Server 2016 without downtime

  • Windows Containers: Hyper-V Containers are a type of Windows Container that relies on lightweight VMs to encapsulate containers which securely isolate applications running on a physical host. By running each container in its own optimized VM, Hyper-V Containers increase the isolation features provided by Windows Server Containers because the host's kernel is not shared by other Hyper-V containers. Benefits of Hyper-V Containers include high VM density, easy portability, the ability to run under Windows Server 2016 Nano Server for improved resource utilization, HTTPS support for web sites and applications, controls for restricting resources, and data management through container shared folders.
  • Hot add/remove for network adapters and memory: You can add or remove a network adapter while a generation 2 VM is running without having to pause or restart the VM. The VM can be running Windows or Linux. With generation 1 or generation 2 VMs running Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10 you can you can change the amount of assigned memory without downtime.
  • Host resource protection: You can stop a VM from hogging system resources by monitoring VMs and automatically allocating fewer resources when excessive activity is detected. This feature, which is controlled via PowerShell, can prevent a VM from overloading its host or degrading the performance of other guest VMs.
  • Shielded Virtual Machines: Shielded virtual machines use an additional layer of encryption to prevent malware with stolen credentials or renegade administrators from seeing, modifying or taking data from the state of a VM. You can also use a Host Guardian Server to restrict shielded virtual machines to run exclusively on known, healthy hosts.

    Hyper-V 2016 Shielded VM Consulting

    Shielded VMs help protect against malware with stolen credentials or malicious administrators

  • Production checkpoints: Production checkpoints allow you to restore point-in-time images of a VM for any production workload. Production checkpoints utilize backup technology rather than the saved state-technology used by standard checkpoints for development and troubleshooting. For VMs running Windows, the Volume Snapshot Service (VSS) is used to create the checkpoints. For Linux VMs, checkpoints are created by flushing the file system buffers.
  • Linux Secure Boot: Later distributions of Linux (including Ubuntu, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Centos) running on generation 2 VMs can have Secure Boot enabled. The VM must be configured to use the Microsoft Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Certificate Authority, which can be done with Hyper-V Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, or Windows Powershell. Secure Boot helps stop unauthorized firmware, OS, or UEFI drivers from running during the boot process.
  • Windows PowerShell Direct: PowerShell Direct enables remote management of Windows Server 2016 virtual machines from a Hyper-V 2016 host. Because PowerShell Direct runs between the host and the VM, it is independent of the network configuration or remote management settings. This makes it easier for administrators to automate and script the management and configuration of Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Enhanced Hyper-V Virtual Switch: Hyper-V Manager includes Hyper-V Virtual Switch, a software-based layer-2 Ethernet switch that allows you to connect VMs to external networks such as your intranet or the Internet. Hyper-V Virtual Switch supports tenant isolation, traffic shaping, protection against malicious VMs, policy enforcement for service levels, and streamlined troubleshooting. Management tools can query switch-wide capabilities, configuration settings, and individual port network statistics via Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).

    Hyper-V 2016 Virtual Switch Consulting

    Hyper-V Virtual switch lets admins review traffic across the network switch

  • Start Order Priority for Clustered VMs: You can specify which clustered VMs start first to ensure that VMs which provide services are running when you start VMs that consume those services. The Start Order Priority feature allows you to use PowerShell to group VMs into sets and define dependencies.
  • Nested Virtualization: For testing and development environments, you can use a virtual machine as a Hyper-V host for other VMs. This requires that the host and guest VMs run Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10. This also requires a processor with Intel VT-X.
  • Enhanced Storage Quality of Service (QoS): You can create storage QoS policies and monitor performance for multiple Hyper-V virtual machines that share a file server cluster. By allowing you to establish policy-based minimum and maximum performance targets for I/Os per second (IOPS), you can prevent a VM from appropriating all the available storage bandwidth, centrally monitor and manage the VMs on a scale-out file server cluster, and deliver consistent storage performance to all VMs.
For descriptions of other new or enhanced features available in Windows Server 2016, see Windows Server 2016 hybrid solutions.

How Progent Can Help You with Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016
Progent's Microsoft-certified Windows Server 2016 consultants can help you with any stage of building and maintaining an on-premises, cloud-based or hybrid deployment of Hyper-V 2016. Progent can help you take advantage of Hyper-V's new cluster OS rolling upgrade feature to carry out a zero-down-time migration from Windows Server Hyper-V 2012 R2 to Windows Server Hyper-V 2016. Progent can also help you deploy shielded virtual machines to protect your data from malicious admins and comply with current and upcoming security regulations. In addition, Progent can show you how to follow best practices for managing Hyper-V ecosystems with Hyper-V Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Powershell and PowerShell Direct. (See Progent's System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) consulting services.)

Progent's disaster recovery/business continuity consultants can help you design and test a DR/BC plan that incorporates Hyper-V failover cluster technology. In addition, Progent's information assurance consultants can help you validate the compliance of your Hyper-V environment with regulatory standards.

Progent's Online Consulting and Troubleshooting Services
Progent has more and 15 years of experience providing advanced online consulting and troubleshooting services for Windows-powered networks and has delivered remote consulting support to businesses or government agencies in every state in the U.S. (See Progent's Customer Testimonials.) Progent's online support team resolves IT problems quickly and affordably and offers problem escalation to world-class subject matter experts. If your situation calls for onsite support, Progent can provide certified IT consultants to major metropolitan areas across the U.S.

If you need immediate online support from a Microsoft-certified consultant, visit Progent's Online Support Services.

To learn more about how Progent's Hyper-V experts can help your organization, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.



An index of content::

  • 24/7 Small Office Network Consulting Services Cisco Wisconsin Computer Network Support Group Cisco Wisconsin, USA
  • 24x7 Portland, Oregon Upgrading Portland Specialist
  • 24x7x365 Springfield Work from Home Employees Cloud Systems Consulting Services Springfield Telecommuters Cloud Solutions Consulting
  • Albuquerque WannaCry Ransomware Forensics Albuquerque Albuquerque New Mexico Albuquerque Hermes Ransomware Forensics Investigation
  • Alexandria Offsite Workforce Management Systems Consultants Alexandria Virginia Alexandria, VA Telecommuters Consulting near Alexandria - Endpoint Management Systems Assistance
  • Allentown Urgent Allentown Crypto-Ransomware Computer-Virus Review Allentown Crypto-Ransomware Ryuk Vulnerability Audit Allentown, US
  • Windows Server Hyper-V 2016 Management Network Consultant
  • At Home Workers Recife Assistance - Management Tools Consulting At Home Workers Expertise nearby Recife - Management Solutions Consulting and Support Services
  • Computer Consultants Windows Hyper-V 2016 Shielded VMs
  • At Home Workforce Consultants near me in Colorado Springs - Cloud Solutions Expertise Colorado Springs, El Paso County Colorado Springs Fort Carson Colorado Springs Teleworkers Cloud Integration Systems Consulting Services

  • Security Companies SonicWall TZ Firewall
    SonicWall NSA 4650 Firewall Firewall Network Install

    Progent's SonicWall firewall experts can show you how to deploy, manage, and tune SonicWall firewall products including the newer SonicWall TZ, NSa and NSsp families of appliances and the legacy SonicWall PRO 2040 devices. Progent's CISSP and GIAC-certified cybersecurity experts can help you incorporate SonicWall firewalls into a complete security plan and build protection into your business operations.

  • Biggest Oakland Lockbit Ransomware Data-Recovery Oakland California Oakland Crypto-Ransomware Removal Hayward, CA
  • Brisbane Avaddon Ransomware Data-Recovery Brisbane Locky Crypto-Ransomware Business-Recovery Brisbane, Queensland

  • Windows Server 2019 Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade On-site Technical Support
    Top Expert Microsoft Certified Computer Consultants Windows Server 2019 Windows Time Service

    Progent's Microsoft-certified Windows Server 2019 consultants can assist your organization to plan and implement an efficient migration to Windows Server 2019 using existing system architecture or a new cloud-based or hybrid model. Microsoft Windows Server 2019 offers significant improvements in capacity, speed, manageability, virtualization, security and compliance, hybrid local/cloud deployments, resilience, and Linux support.

  • Bristol Locky Ransomware Data-Recovery Bristol Bristol WannaCry Crypto-Ransomware System-Restore Bristol
  • CISSP Security Team Santa Monica-Brentwood After Hours Technical Support Security Santa Monica-West Los Angeles

  • Specialists ProSight VM Hosting
    Private Cloud Hosting for Virtual Data Centers Consultants

    Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting and Management outsourcing provides comprehensive hosting of a small or mid-size company's production servers in an environment that delivers the maximum level of availability and expandability and is also easy to migrate to another host. ProSight Virtual Hosting and management services are based upon proven virtualization architectures that allow small companies with multi- platform IT systems to economize dramatically on the costs of capital investments, infrastructure support, and IT management while benefiting from world-class fault tolerance and an unmatched degree of vendor flexibility.

  • Computer Outsourcing Consultant BlackBerry BES Toronto RIM BlackBerry Small Business IT Consulting Companies Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, Hamilton
  • Computer Service Companies Windows Server 2016 Barueri Windows Server 2012 R2 Networking Consultancy Services
  • Consulting Services for Roseville Computer Support Companies Roseville-Granite Bay, U.S.A. Roseville Consulting Services for Network Support Providers
  • Consulting Support for IT Support Providers in Pleasanton - Temporary Support Team Assistance San Francisco East Bay Consulting Experts for Pleasanton Network Service Providers Pleasanton
  • Windows Server Hyper-V 2016 Private Cloud Computer Consultant
  • Design Companies Progent's Management Progent's Management Team Technical Consultant
  • Fort Lauderdale IT Staff Augmentation Help Fort Lauderdale Immediate Temporary IT Staffing for IT Service Organizations Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Myers Work from Home Employees Infrastructure Expertise Work from Home Employees Assistance nearby Fort Myers - Infrastructure Consulting Fort Myers
  • IT Service Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis Design Company
  • Immediate Consulting Services for IT Support Organizations in Uniondale - Seamless Temporary Staff Assistance Uniondale-Melville, NY, US Expertise for IT Service Companies near me in Uniondale - Short-Term IT Support Assistance

  • SCOM Management Packs IT Consulting
    SCOM Resource Pools Setup and Support

    Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants have over 10 years of experience designing, implementing, enhancing and fixing SCOM environments and can provide organizations of any size expert online or onsite consulting services for Microsoft SCOM 2012. Progent can assist your company to design an architecture for Microsoft SCOM 2012 servers that delivers the performance and availability required to watch over your datacenter effectively, whether your infrastructure are on-premises, cloud-based, or a mixed environment. Progent can also assist you to install and set up System Center 2012 Operations Manager management packs based on leading practices for monitoring network infrastructure and Microsoft and 3rd-party applications and services. Also, Progent can provide responsive remote or on-premises troubleshooting to assist you to fix serious issues detected by System Center 2012 Operations Manager.

  • Jersey City Ryuk Crypto-Ransomware Prevention Jersey City Weehawken North Bergen Jersey City Locky Ransomware Business Recovery
  • Largest At Home Workforce Consulting Services nearby Centennial - Cloud Systems Consulting and Support Services Centennial-Arapahoe County, Colorado Work at Home Employees Consulting in Centennial - Cloud Integration Technology Consulting Services Centennial-Highlands Ranch, CO

  • Microsoft Lync Server Instant Messaging IT Consulting
    Microsoft Certified Expert Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Professionals

    Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to assess the value of Lync Server 2010 for your business and can help you to plan and execute an installation of Lync Server 2010 that centralizes the management of IM and Presence and increases the output of your office employees, telecommuters, and smartphone users. Progent's consultant's can in addition assist your company to perform an efficient upgrade to Lync Server 2010 from Microsoft Office Communications Server or from Microsoft Live Communications Server, interface Lync Server with Exchange, SharePoint, and Microsoft SQL Server, show you how you can use Microsoft Lync Server 2010 to enhance the collaborative capabilities of Microsoft Office programs, and provide online seminars and continuing technical support for Lync Server 2010 and other Microsoft technologies.

  • Microsoft Certified Remote Support Openings Boise Idaho Cisco CCNA Network Engineer Employment Opportunities Boise, ID, USA
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Migration Support Services Windows 7 Backup and Restore Remote Support Services
  • Montreal Montreal Maze Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Consulting Montreal, Quebec Montreal NotPetya Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Consultants
  • Offsite Workforce Santos Consultants - Collaboration Technology Consulting Services Urgent Telecommuters Santos Consulting Services - Collaboration Technology Consultants Praia Grande
  • Open Now BlackBerry Smartphone Support BlackBerry Redirector Professional
  • Windows Server Hyper-V 2016 Support Services
  • Porto Alegre Maze Crypto-Ransomware Cleanup Porto Alegre Spora Crypto-Ransomware Repair

  • IT Consultants High Availability Data Center
    High Availability Data Centers Consulting Services

    Progent's Data Center consultants can help you select high availability data centers that meet the particular requirements of your company. High availability colocation sites are particularly appealing to small organizations due to of their affordability and simplified logistics compared to taking a do-it-yourself strategy. Trying to build an in-house data center with even a basic degree of fault tolerance is financially prohibitive for the majority of small organizations. Progent can help you reap all the benefits of non-stop data centers and 24x7 colo sites by providing a complete range of engineering and support services.

  • Progent Small Company Consultancy Services Microsoft Expert Data Recovery Progent Small Businesses
  • Ransomware Cleanup and Recovery Cheyenne-Cheyenne, Wyoming Sodinokibi Ransomware Hot Line Cheyenne-Casper, Wyoming

  • Sun Solaris IT Services
    Solaris Engineers

    If your company network combines Solaris technology with Microsoft Windows, Progent can assist you to incorporate your computers into a cohesive network that allows all your OS platforms to coexist for easy administration, transparent information exchange, high reliability, enhanced throughput, and tight security. Progent's Sun Solaris and Windows integration support services include IT architecture integration and support, consulting for Windows services for UNIX, online server monitoring and management, remote technical support and troubleshooting, on-site technical support, and Help Desk services.

  • Ransomware System Rebuild Kansas City, Wyandotte County Phobos Ransomware Hot Line Kansas City Kansas
  • Remote BlackBerry Professional Software Small Office IT Consultant Florianopolis-Palhoça Emergency BlackBerry Email Remote Troubleshooting
  • SQL 2014 Integration Group LA Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Consultancy Firm Compton
  • SQL Server 2012 Information Technology Outsourcing Companies Duval County Florida SQL 2012 Repair Installation Jacksonville
  • SharePoint Computer Engineer Alpharetta-Fulton County, Georgia Alpharetta Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Network Engineer

  • QTS/Herakles Internet Data Center Consultant
    QTS Sacramento Data Center Technology Professional

    The QTS (formerly Herakles) Internet Data Center is located in the seismically-stable Natomas area of Sacramento, CA. If your business is currently utilizing the QTS data center as a colocation facility or if you are considering migrating your primary or disaster recovery system to the Herakles data center, Progent offers a variety of affordable services that include colocation migration, system installation and upgrades, network optimization, project management, virtual server expertise, offsite network monitoring, automated system management, software programming, business continuity planning and testing, security assessment, and the use of Progent's Test Lab.

  • Specialists for Salt Lake City IT Service Firms Consulting Services for Salt Lake City Network Service Companies Salt Lake City Utah
  • St. Paul Remote Workers Cloud Technology Consulting Services St Paul-Eagan Urgent St. Paul Work at Home Employees Cloud Technology Expertise
  • Supplemental IT Staffing Help Consulting NYC-Lower Manhattan Largest Staffing for Network Support Organizations Lower Manhattan-East Village, New York
  • Tacoma Ryuk Ransomware Filtering Tacoma Sodinokibi Crypto-Ransomware Remediation Tacoma Olympia
  • Tampa Remote Workforce Solutions Consulting and Support Services Tampa St Petersburg Clearwater Tampa Offsite Workforce Tampa Consulting Experts - Solutions Consulting Services

  • Dynamics GP Great Plains Accounting Online Support
    Top Rated Dynamics GP Software Consultant Services

    important features of Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains accounting include a modular structure that allows you to license just the functionality you require, a standards-based foundation based on Microsoft technologies to safeguard your investment and provide a tightly interconnected environment, advanced reporting services that allow you to track all operations, revenues and spending and sales patterns, integration with Microsoft Office to speed access to business information, the capability to process information from almost any database or desktop application into Microsoft GP/Great Plains, and an open architecture that makes it possible to create custom applications. Progent can help you configure and maintain a reliable, protected server and communications infrastructure to support Dynamics GP/Great Plains, and can provide expert GP support professionals to show you how to turn the powerful features of Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains business accounting software into a high-value business management solution.

  • Telecommuters Uberlândia Consultants - Management Tools Consulting Uberlândia At Home Workers Uberlândia Consulting and Support Services - Endpoint Management Solutions Guidance Uberlandia, MG
  • Tulsa Snatch Crypto-Ransomware Mitigation Tulsa Green Country Tulsa Sodinokibi Ransomware Recovery Tulsa Oklahoma
  • West Palm Beach Ryuk Ransomware Repair West Palm Beach FL West Palm Beach Sodinokibi Ransomware System-Restoration West Palm Beach
  • Wi-Fi RF Spectrum Analysis for Wi-Fi Remote Technical Support 24/7 802.11x Wi-Fi Site Survey Consultant
  • Windows 8.1 Training Engineer Windows 8.1 Storage Spaces Small Business Network Consulting Company

  • Top Ranked MRTG for Linux Engineers
    Nagios Specialists

    Network monitoring typically entails observing a network’s resource usage to help identify data traffic bottlenecks or troubleshoot hardware or software issues. Nagios and Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) are useful, license-free monitoring utilities that run under Linux or UNIX and can be used to observe multi-OS environments where UNIX and Windows operate together. Progent's network integration consultants can show you how to use both these programs to optimize and repair your network. Progent's Linux support professionals provide small companies and programmers assistance with managing and supporting UNIX/Linux and Solaris systems that coexist with Windows-based products.

  • Windows Information Technology Integrators New Mexico, United States Network Manager Windows New Mexico, US
  • Winston-Salem North Carolina Best Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Network Consulting Company Microsoft Certified Partner Exchange Server 2019 Onsite Computer Services Forsyth County North Carolina
  • Work from Home Network Consultants Online Technical Support Helpdesk for At Home Workers




  • Les Kent has a 35-year history of effective technology integration, executive administration, marketing, and operations. He has shown a knack for developing elegant information technology solutions during his time as as a network designer, software developer, project manager, deployment expert, and problem solver for small businesses, new ventures, and global corporations.


    © 2002-2021 Progent Corporation. All rights reserved.