Do you use Generation 2 VMs?

Last updated by Tiago Araújo [SSW] about 3 years ago.See history

When creating a new VM, it is advised to always choose Gen 2 unless there is a specific reason not to. Some of the benefits of using Gen 2 VMs are:

  • Secure Boot
  • Faster Boot times
  • Changes to Ram, CPU and VHDX can be made without shutting down
  • Can support larger amounts or RAM and CPU

Some reason you may not choose Gen 2 VMs:

  • Operating system requirements
  • Software vendor requirements
  • Virtual floppy disk support
  • Virtual COM ports

Generation 2 VMs
Figure: It is always best to go with Gen 2 VMs when possible

Steven Andrews
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