Upgrading Windows Core Hyper-V from 2012 to 2012 R2

This morning I could read that the R2 preview bits was available to download and of course I had to download and install.

I have installed one Win 2012 R2 with GUI and also I have now tried to upgrade my Windows 2012 Hyper-V core server to R2, as you can see on the screendump below, I had some issues to take care of.

Screen Shot 2013-06-25 at 10.17.31

After evicting it from the cluster and also stopping all VM´s I could continue to upgrade the server, it was really fast (now I have SSD and that does make a difference 😛 ) but still, the feeling is that Microsoft have done some work on making the R2 more rapid, the Powershell console is also more alert and responsive when starting it.

Screen Shot 2013-06-25 at 10.29.13

I will continue to evaluate the Preview and there will probably be some more posts about my findings in the R2 release 🙂

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