Hello Everyone and as always thank you in advance for your time and insights.
We are about to integrate two new 2016 domain controllers to eventually replace our current two 2008R2 domain controllers with the intention of also leveraging them to raise our current Forest and Domain Function Level from 2008R2 to 2016. We have around 30 MEMBER
servers running a mix of
2003 (3 of them on physical servers that are being decommissioned)
and the rest are all 2008R2, 2012, 2012R2 of which about 1/2 are virtual machines hosted on a 3 host ESX VMware 6.0 infrastructure.
I had not come across or read about any issues for only member servers
(physical or virtual) when it comes to raising the FFL or DFL to 2016, but then I saw this article (see below) and now I am a bit confused and need to make sure that I am interpreting that correctly. I am assuming they are referring to Domain Controllers running 2016 O/S and 2016 AD (FFL/DFL) being incompatible with VMware hosts of all versions at this point and not merely member servers with 2008R2 or 2012R (running on VMware 6.0) having an issue with functioning with a 2016 AD FFL/DFL because the member servers are virtual and are hosted through a VMware ESX 6.0 environment or am I reading that wrong?