Learn about the core functionality, benefits, use cases, and implementation of highly available Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) in Windows Server.


Contoso, Ltd. is a financial services company in Seattle with major offices located throughout the world. Most of its compute environment runs on-premises on Windows Server. This includes virtualized workloads on Windows Server 2016 hosts.

Contoso IT staff are in the process of migrating Contoso on-premises servers to Windows Server 2022. As part of the migration, Contoso plans to expand into additional sites and use virtualization to help expedite bringing a new site online. The company is also generating larger volumes of data with plans for even more data in the future. Because of this, the company needs flexible storage options. Finally, Contoso plans to increase the use of virtualization to optimize their computing environment because many physical servers are underutilized.

As a Windows Server administrator, you want to find out about the options available for Hyper-V VMs and how you can implement Hyper-V VMs hosted on Windows Server Hyper-V servers that reside in Contoso’s datacenters.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the Hyper-V high availability options.
  • Describe Hyper-V VMs load balancing.
  • Implement Hyper-V VMs live migration.
  • Implement Hyper-V VMs storage migration.


To get the best learning experience from this module, you should have knowledge and experience of:

  • Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019.
  • Core networking technologies.
  • Windows Server Hyper-V fundamentals.