Now that Windows Server 2016TP3 is there we can test all the new stuff the in place upgrade was just 10 min downtime that is great. and my SCVMM and SQL server still worked. get the bits here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-technical-preview
At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud Platform, Windows Server brings Microsoft’s experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure. Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 provides a wide range of new and enhanced features and capabilities spanning server virtualization, storage, software-defined networking, server management and automation, web and application platform, access and information protection, virtual desktop infrastructure, and more.
As a reminder, these are early pre-release builds. Many of the features and scenarios are still in development. As such, these builds are not intended for production environments, labs, nor full evaluations. This is pre-released software; features and functionality may differ in the final release.
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The upgrade is done in just a few steps I used a System center Virtual Machine Manager VM to upgrade ( with SQL2016 and SCVMM TP2 )
Want to keep or wipe the server. and
Setup encountered a problem and was unable to determine whether Hyper-V features can be upgraded. For more information about Hyper-V upgrade requirements, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=512570.
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=512570 VmConfigurationVersion vmname or vmobject
In just 10 Minutes
and here is my VMM server
So what to expect when upgrading there a a whole lot of new things in 2016 new in this release :