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Hyper-V Maintenance

What is the best way to maintain the Server 2016 Hyper-V host and the guest operating system with Windows Updates?
Should Windows updates always be installed on both the host and guests at the same time and afterwards shut down the guests and restart the host...or should the guest updates be updated more often and faster than the host?
Thanks!
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Bruce R.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
I wouldn't say more often and faster. Good security is always keep your servers up to day. But I do STAGGER updates across servers. The host is "just another server" in that respect.
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Bruce R.Author Commented:
Thanks.  If I use an RMM to auto restart Servers after applying updates, once I restart the host, the guest will not be running.  Is there a way to automatically start the guest once the host is up?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
There are several ways to tackle that. Most good RMM tools should be VM aware and start priority VMs in a stopped state.  Bieber the way I'd solve it is to set VMs to bit be stopped when a host is rebooted. Hyper-v natively supports suspending (pausing) VMs during a reboot and resuming them when the reboot finishes.
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Bruce R.Author Commented:
Thanks.  I see that setting in the Hyper-V settings to automatically start.
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