Hyper-V Server 2019 - hardware compatibility?

kdiamond

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Hi.

I'm buying a new PC for Hyper-V Server 2019, running a couple of Windows 10 VM's. I would like to buy a new computer to last at least some years. I'm reading some posts that people have some issues with drivers for NIC interfaces, so I guess having the latest technology might not be a wise solution.

Can you please advise me which CPU and Motherboard chipset to buy for best performance and as few compatibility issues as possible?

CPU:
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8 Cores / 16 Threads /105W - newer
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12 Cores / 24 Threads /105W - older but more cores

Motherboard chipset:
AMD X570 - latest
AMD B550

If there's anything else that would present compatibility issues please advise.

Thank you very much!

Br,
kd
 

sboesch

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I have a 2 node hyper-v cluster with Ryzen 7 3700x's, and commodity RAM and X570 and X470 motherboards, 2019 is pretty forgiving as it is pretty much the same design as windows 10, I only added the AMD Chipset drivers post Server 2019 install.
 

kdiamond

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I have a 2 node hyper-v cluster with Ryzen 7 3700x's, and commodity RAM and X570 and X470 motherboards, 2019 is pretty forgiving as it is pretty much the same design as windows 10, I only added the AMD Chipset drivers post Server 2019 install.
Thank you for your reply.

Just to be sure. I'm not talking about Windows Server 2019 running Hyper V, but standalone Hyper-V Server 2019. That is OS for running VM's. Only command-line and Power Shell.

Can I install AMD chipset drivers?

Thank you