Update Host OS when VM's are running
Posted on 2013-12-29
I've created several Virtual Machines on a very powerful Dell Server.
The Host OS is Windows Server 2012 R2. Every Guest OS on each VM is Windows 7 Professional.
I have a couple of questions - one of which I'm pretty sure of already. Should each Windows 7 VM update as any Windows computer, i.e., individually?
Secondly, when updating the Windows Server 2012 R2 server, must all the VM's be shut down before the updates are installed? Most of the server updates would require a reboot; so, would it cause problems for the VM's to be in a "Running" status when the Dell Host Server is reboots?