Lots of nutanix clients ask one native question when creates first windows VM on nutanix native hypervisor AHV.
Do you know what ??
What is Virtio driver ? and Why is it required for windows OS ?
This is common question but answer is very simple
Virtio is basic required driver package for windows operating system which is installed during windows OS installation on nutanix AHV only.
Virtio has following basic Windows OS drivers
1. Data service bus SCSI driver
2. Network driver
3. Memory Ballooning driver
4. VM Mobility drive
Nutanix latest virtio 1.1.4 supports following windows OS
- Windows server version: 2008R2, 2012, 2012R2, 2016
- Windows client version: 7, 8, 8.1, 10
- Note: Windows server 2019 is not certified yet, but soon will be.
Download Nutanix latest virtio 1.1.4 driver from mentioned links:
For more tools go to https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/static/supportTools
Wooolaaa Nutanix Administrator your are rocking…!! 😉
#Enjoy Nutanix with HyperHCI 🙂