Parallels Containers for Windows 6.0 Beta

Parallels Containers for Windows is the highest density, lowest cost virtualization solution for Windows. Parallels Containers for Windows is uniquely suited to cloud server virtualization, enabling near instant provisioning and on-the-fly modification of hosting and cloud server plans. Click below for frequently asked questions, documentation and other helpful tools to get the answers you need.

  1. Is Parallels Containers for Windows a different product than Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Windows?

    Parallels Containers for Windows 6.0 is the latest version Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Windows. With this release and for future releases we have removed "Virtuozzo" to shorten the name.

  2. Do you have any usage recommendations for Parallels Containers for Windows?

    Yes, you can get information about best practices and known limitations from the KB article below:

    Parallels Containers for Windows:
    http://kb.parallels.com/112060

  3. Do you have forums for Parallels Containers for Windows?

    Yes, for access to the Parallels Containers for Windows forum please go to: http://forum.parallels.com/forumdisplay.php?f=210

  4. What are the system requirements for Parallels Containers for Windows 6.0?

    Windows System Requirements

    Parallels Containers for Windows runs on a wide variety of hardware and software configurations. The basic system requirements include:
    • Server hardware
    • Host operating system
    • Parallels Virtual Automation and Parallels Power Panel requirements

    Server Hardware Requirements

    • Platform: Any x86 or x64 platform that is supported by Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2 (Pentium, AMD, and the like)
    • Memory: 2 GB or more is recommended. (required amount depends on the total number of containers planned to run on the node) Disk Space: 32 GB or more free disk space. (required amount depends on the size of the software to be installed inside containers)

    Host Operating System

    Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012 Data Center Edition (US English, Russian, German and Japanese)
    x64 versions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
    • Windows Server 2008 R2, Datacenter Edition (US English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2, Enterprise Edition (US English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2, Standard Edition (US English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
    x86 full versions of Windows Server 2008 with or without Hyper-V:
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, Enterprise Edition (US English)
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, Standard Edition (US English)
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, Datacenter Edition (US English)
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, Enterprise Edition (French, German, Japan, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, Standard Edition (French, German, Japan, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, Datacenter Edition (French, German, Japan, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
    x86 full versions of Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V:
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1, Datacenter Edition (German, Simplified Chinese)
    x86 versions of Windows Server 2003:
    • Standard or Enterprise Edition of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 with or without R2: US English, German, French, Korean, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
    • Standard or Enterprise Edition of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 with or without R2: US English, German, French, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
    • Standard or Enterprise Edition of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (Russian)
    • Datacenter Edition of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 with or without R2 (US English)
    • Datacenter Edition of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 with or without R2 (US English)
    x64 full versions of Windows Server 2008 with or without Hyper-V:
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, Enterprise Edition (US English)
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, Standard Edition (US English)
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, Datacenter Edition (US English)
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, Enterprise Edition (French, Japan, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, Standard Edition (French, German, Japan, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, Datacenter Edition (French, German, Japan, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese)
    x64 full versions of Windows Server 2008 without Hyper-V:
    • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1, Datacenter Edition (German, Simplified Chinese)
    x64 versions of Windows Server 2003:
    • Standard or Enterprise Edition of Windows Server 2003 x64 Service Pack 1 with or without R2 (US English, Japanese)
    • Standard or Enterprise Edition of Windows Server 2003 x64 Service Pack 2 with or without R2 (US English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese)
    • Standard or Enterprise Edition of Windows Server 2003 x64 Service Pack 2 (Russian)
    • Datacenter Edition of Windows Server 2003 x64 Service Pack 1 with or without R2 (US English)
    • Datacenter Edition of Windows Server 2003 x64 Service Pack 2 with or without R2 (US English)
    • Datacenter Edition of Windows Server 2003 x64 with Service Pack 2 (Japanese)

    NOTE: The operating system must be activated before you start installing Parallels Containers for Windows

  5. Where can I find the list of supported Microsoft updates?

Parallels Containers for Windows 6.0 Beta Support

If you have any questions about installing, setting up, or using Parallels Containers for Windows 6.0 Beta, please email.

For a list of known issues please review Parallels Containers for Windows 6.0 Release Notes.

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