Windows Server 2012 with Managed Operations support


Managed Operations for Windows 2012 Servers includes resizes, snapshots, host machine issues, adding and removing servers, and managing IP addresses. To ensure Fanatical Support, Rackspace provides support for specific software and server configurations on Cloud Servers with Managed Operations. The purpose of this of article is to detail the differences in functionality among versions of Windows Server 2012, and to identify which features are currently supported. Bookmark this page for future updates.

Top 10 Features of Windows Server 2012 compared to 2008 and 2003

Managed: Windows Server 2012

Managed: Windows Server 2008 R2

Managed: Windows Server 2003 R2

Dedicated: Windows Server 2012

Dedicated: Windows Server 2008 R2

Dedicated: Windows Server 2003 R2 

 

Managed: Windows Server 2012

FeatureWindows SupportRackspace Support
Scale & PerformaceSupportedAvailable
Shared-Nothing Live MigrationSupportedUnsupported
Hyper-V Network VirtualizationSupportedUnsupported
Hyper-V ReplicaSupportedUnsupported
Low Cost Highly Available Files Based StorageSupportedUnsupported
Windows Powershell 3.0SupportedSupported
Hybrid ApplicationsSupportedSupported
Multi-tenant, High Density WebsitesSupportedSupported
Simplified, Feature-Rich Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)SupportedUnsupported
Dynamic Acces ControlSupportedUnsupported 

 

Managed: Windows Server 2008 R2

FeatureWindows SupportRackspace Support
Scale & PerformacePartially SupportedSupported
Shared-Nothing Live MigrationUnsupportedUnsupported
Hyper-V Network VirtualizationUnsupportedUnsupported
Hyper-V ReplicaUnsupportedUnsupported
Low Cost Highly Available Files Based StorageUnsupportedUnsupported
Windows Powershell 3.0Partially SupportedSupported
Hybrid ApplicationsPartially SupportedUnsupported
Multi-tenant, High Density WebsitesPartially SupportedSupported
Simplified, Feature-Rich Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)Partially SupportedUnsupported
Dynamic Acces ControlUnsupportedUnsupported 

 

Managed: Windows Server 2003 R2

FeatureWindows SupportRackspace Support
Scale & PerformacePartially SupportedUnsupported
Shared-Nothing Live MigrationUnsupportedUnsupported
Hyper-V Network VirtualizationUnsupportedUnsupported
Hyper-V ReplicaUnsupportedUnsupported
Low Cost Highly Available Files Based StorageUnsupportedUnsupported
Windows Powershell 3.0UnsupportedUnsupported
Hybrid ApplicationsUnsupportedUnsupported
Multi-tenant, High Density WebsitesUnsupportedUnsupported
Simplified, Feature-Rich Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)UnsupportedUnsupported
Dynamic Acces ControlUnsupportedUnsupported 

 

Dedicated: Windows Server 2012

FeatureWindows SupportRackspace Support
Scale & PerformaceSupportedSupported
Shared-Nothing Live MigrationSupportedUnsupported
Hyper-V Network VirtualizationSupportedUnsupported
Hyper-V ReplicaSupportedUnsupported
Low Cost Highly Available Files Based StorageSupportedPending
Windows Powershell 3.0SupportedPending
Hybrid ApplicationsSupportedPending
Multi-tenant, High Density WebsitesSupportedPending
Simplified, Feature-Rich Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)SupportedUnsupported
Dynamic Acces ControlSupportedPending

 

Dedicated: Windows Server 2008 R2

FeatureWindows SupportRackspace Support
Scale & PerformacePartially SupportedSupported
Shared-Nothing Live MigrationUnsupportedUnsupported
Hyper-V Network VirtualizationUnsupportedUnsupported
Hyper-V ReplicaUnsupportedUnsupported
Low Cost Highly Available Files Based StorageUnsupportedUnsupported
Windows Powershell 3.0Partially SupportedSupported
Hybrid ApplicationsPartially SupportedUnsupported
Multi-tenant, High Density WebsitesPartially SupportedSupported
Simplified, Feature-Rich Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)Partially SupportedUnsupported
Dynamic Acces ControlUnsupportedUnsupported

 

Dedicated: Windows Server 2003 R2

FeatureWindows SupportRackspace Support
Scale & PerformacePartially SupportedSupported
Shared-Nothing Live MigrationUnsupportedUnsupported
Hyper-V Network VirtualizationUnsupportedUnsupported
Hyper-V ReplicaUnsupportedUnsupported
Low Cost Highly Available Files Based StorageUnsupportedUnsupported
Windows Powershell 3.0UnsupportedUnsupported
Hybrid ApplicationsUnsupportedUnsupported
Multi-tenant, High Density WebsitesUnsupportedUnsupported
Simplified, Feature-Rich Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)UnsupportedUnsupported
Dynamic Acces ControlUnsupportedUnsupported

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Licensing

Windows Server 2012 has a simplified licensing model and single codebase. All options are available regardless of which license model you select, although the Datacenter edition is required for the unlimited virtualization use rights. Customers who would have had to chose among Web, Standard and Enterprise editions can now simply select Standard edition.

Note: Cloud customers will have access to Windows Server 2012 images through the next generation Cloud Servers API and Control Panel.

Note: MyRack is used by customers with dedicated servers and is the interface for RackConnect.



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