Azure Stack HCI
|Initial release||Azure Stack HCI, version 20H2|
(10 December 2020)
|Latest release||Azure Stack HCI, version 22H2 |
(12 October 2022)
|Latest preview||Azure Stack HCI, version 23H2 build 25398.345) |
(8 August 2023)
Azure Stack HCI is a series of Windows Server-based operating systems, initially released in December 2020 after being announced on 21 July 2020. It is a modified version of the Windows Server core edition intended for hyperconverged infrastructure integration with the Microsoft Azure cloud service. It replaces the free Hyper-V Server SKU that was available in previous versions of Windows Server prior to Windows Server 2022.
Servicing model[edit | edit source]
Azure Stack HCI uses an update model similar to Windows as a service, where Microsoft would release feature updates to the operating system after a yearly development cycle. Updates are delivered to the operating system on a monthly cadence.
List of feature updates[edit | edit source]
|Name||Version||Based on||Release date||Notes|
|Azure Stack HCI, version 20H2||20H2||Windows Server 2019||2020-12-10||Initial release|
|Azure Stack HCI, version 21H2||21H2||Windows Server 2022||2021-10-12||—|
|Azure Stack HCI, version 22H2||22H2||2022-10-12||Cumulative update based on version 21H2 codebase|
|Azure Stack HCI, version 23H2||23H2||Zinc||TBA||Does not have an official server counterpart|
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References[edit | edit source]
- Alqinawi, Tanur. Deliver hybrid cloud capabilities with the next generation of Azure Stack HCI, Microsoft Azure Blog. 21 July 2020.
- Microsoft. Updates and upgrades - Azure Stack HCI. 21 July 2020.