Windows 2008 R2, recommended setup


New Member
Mar 21, 2011

I am looking forward to move my Citrix-Xen VMs to Proxmox-KVM.
I have Windows systems to support and can’t seem to build a Windows 2008 guest that works well.

What is the current production setup to support Windows 2008 R2 (x64)?
My first assumption was, proxmox-ve-2.6.35 with virtio-win-1.1.16 .. but I got connection drops when doing file transfers to the Windows host.

My next alternatives are:
proxmox-ve-2.6.35 with virtio-HardDrive and e1000 for network
proxmox-ve-2.6.32 with virtio-win-1.1.16 .. currently testing.
proxmox-ve-2.6.32 with virtio-HardDrive and e1000 for network

Any recommendation? ..for sure I will like to have KSM support, but it is not a priority.
Would I have better luck with a 32bits Win2008?

Else, all my Linux VM worked well.

Proxmox is impressive.. Bravo, nice work!

I suggest you upgrade to the latest KVM 0.14.1, currently in pvetest but works well and will moved to stable soon.

win 2008r2 64 works well with virtio disk (use 1.1.16 drivers) and virtio nic, using these drivers:

and do not forget to see also this general optimization:

if you encounter timing issue inside, apply this line in your /etc/qemu-server/VMID.conf:
args: -no-hpet -no-kvm-pit-reinjection
took more time, but the connection eventually gave up.. so did I ;-).
I have no issue with proxmox-ve-2.6.32, so I will use that version.


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