Update Your VM To Use New Features


If you played with some preview build of Windows 10 and/or Windows Server 2016, you may want to upgrade your VM configuration version. Indeed, Ben published an interesting version/feature table :

Feature Name Minimum VM version
Hot Add/Remove Memory 6.0
Hot Add/Remove Network Adapters 5.0
Secure Boot for Linux VMs 6.0
PowerShell Direct 6.2
Production Checkpoints 6.0

You can check each VM configuration version with PowerShell :


Or with the GUI :


To upgrade, you can use PowerShell : Update-VMVersion


Or the GUI :


Note : This is irreversible, you won’t be able to move those VM back to an older Hyper-V server.

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