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The following describes the supported operating systems and their roles in a virtualization environment.

Supported Host OSSupported Guest OS

Virtualization Mode: None

Windows Server 2012

N/A

Windows Server 2012 R2

N/A

Windows Server 2016

N/A

Windows Server 2019

N/A

Windows 8.1 Client (64 bit only)

N/A

Windows 10 Client 1809 (64 bit only)

N/A

Virtualization Mode: VMQ

Windows Server 2012

Any supported guest OS for Hyper-V

Windows Server 2012 R2

Any supported guest OS for Hyper-V

Windows Server 2016

Any supported guest OS for Hyper-V

Windows Server 2019

Any supported guest OS for Hyper-V

Virtualization Mode: VMMQ

Windows Server 2016

Any supported guest OS for Hyper-V

Windows Server 2019Any supported guest OS for Hyper-V
Virtualization Mode: Hyper-V (SR-IOV)
Windows Server 2012 R2Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Client 8.1
Windows Client 10 1809
Windows Server 2016Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
Windows Client 8.1
Windows Client 10 1809
Windows Server 2019Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
SR-IOV InfiniBand KVMWindows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
SR-IOV Ethernet KVMWindows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016