Proposal: drop support for Hyper-V 2008R2

Matt Coleman mcoleman at
Fri Oct 30 23:34:47 UTC 2020

> On Oct 30, 2020, at 11:54 AM, Andrea Bolognani <abologna at> wrote:
> Dropping 2008R2 support is a no-brainer.
> Can we got further? Our policy[1] for Linux is
>  The project aims to support the most recent major version at all
>  times. Support for the previous major version will be dropped 2
>  years after the new major version is released or when the vendor
>  itself drops support, whichever comes first. 
> If we adopted the same policy for Windows Server[2], then we could
> drop support for 2012R2 today and support for 2016 in the next
> release.
> Is there a good reason why we should *not* do that?

We need 2012R2 support at Datto, so I'd like to keep it in there for 
the time being. This is for integration with our customers' systems, so 
we don't have control over the OS version. It still accounts for a 
significant portion of our customer base.


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