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Hyper-V 2016 Best Practices by Romain Serre, Benedict Berger

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Preparing your host systems

Many Prepare Your System chapters start by asking you to update all your hardware and software components to the latest releases. This chapter doesn't make an exception to this rule. In no other technical area have I seen so many successfully fixed environments due to firmware and driver updates. Windows Server with Hyper-V has undergone a very rapid development cycle with many releases in a short timeframe. Most hardware vendors released firmware and drivers with greatly shortened testing periods and were forced to release several updates due to firmware and driver updates to their products. Before you start setting up your Hyper-V host, update BIOS, RAID Controller, and the Network Interface Card (NIC) firmware to ...

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