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

Supported Operating System
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 Server SAC 1909N/A

Windows 8.1 Client (64 bit only)

N/A

Windows 10 Client 1607 (64 bit only)N/A

Windows 10 Client 1809 (64 bit only)

N/A

Windows 10 Client 2004 (64 bit only)N/A
Virtualization Mode: VMQ

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

Windows Server SAC 1909Any supported guest OS for Hyper-V
Virtualization Mode: SR-IOV (Ethernet)

Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows 10 Client 1809 (64 bit only)
  • Windows 10 Client 1909
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Ubuntu 20.04
Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows 10 Client 1809 (64 bit only)
  • Windows 10 Client 1909
  • Ubuntu 16.04/18.04/20.04, RHEL7.5/7.6, SLES15 SP1
Windows Server SAC 1909
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows 10 Client 1809 (64 bit only)
  • Windows 10 Client 1909
Virtualization Mode: SR-IOV (InfiniBand)
Windows Server 2016 & Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows 10 Client 1809 (64 bit only)
  • Windows 10 Client 1909
Virtualization Mode: SR-IOV (VMA)
Windows Server 2016
  • RH/Centos 7.6 GA 3.10.0-957.el7.x86_64
  • RH7.5 kernel linux-3.10.0-862.14.4.el7
  • Ubuntu 16.04 4.15 - 1056