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Hyper-V Pros

KE
IT Director at HOMELAND TECHNOLOGY GROUP, LLC
We've probably seen a 50 percent speed increase on our SQL server. Hyper-V has also significantly reduced our downtimes with faster boot-up and reboot. If we have to reboot a server, there is maybe two or three minutes of downtime. When we were on a bare-metal server, it could be five to ten minutes due to the total boot time.
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Aws Al-Dabbagh - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Microsoft has documentation that is easy to find, helpful, and readily available.
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Liam Lynch - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is actually very low on resources. It doesn't use many resources. It is also very easy to tailor. You can change things like the amount of memory and storage on the fly. It is very stable and reliable. I like its replication feature, which is very good. It is also very easy to move the virtual machines across push servers without any difficulty. Its performance is also very good. Now with this pandemic, a lot of workers are working from home. A lot of workers have been using laptops as their desktop computers, and they would remote into a virtual PC. There is no difficulty, and they can't tell the difference between this and the real one. It is much easier to manage.
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Hyper-V
August 2022
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Shahzad-Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
Resident Engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
The initial setup is simple. There's not much to do. We input one command or just one or two clicks on the UI. Initial setup in the Windows environment for any software is not that difficult.
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Ahmed Gamil - PeerSpot reviewer
PreSales Manager at UC-Solutions
There are two very good things about this product including licensing and stability.
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Sajith Kalinga - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at avian Technologies (pvt) ltd
I like that Hyper-V is like a virtual environment. I like to use VMware because of the resource requirements. In Sri Lanka, most of the customers use the Hyper-V GUI. When installing the interface with the Windows version, we also install the Hyper-V feature on the server. This is because they require more features and memory. There are so many features that they have embedded in Hyper-V that are useful.
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Shashika Rathnayaka - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Technical Manager at OAK integrated System Pvt Ltd
The implementation process is simple.
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JK
Manager at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Hyper-V is much easier to deploy because Hyper-V is already installed inside Windows Server OS. You only need to turn on Hyper-V as a service, and then you can use it. The most convenient thing about Hyper-V is the operating system.
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Shams K - PeerSpot reviewer
Vmware Administrator at Intertech
This is the best solution for customers with budget constraints.
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GS
IT Operations Manager at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
I find that most of the competition is more or less the same. However, Hyper-V is, when you compare it to the older platforms like VMware, a little bit more advanced at this stage.
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Hyper-V Cons

KE
IT Director at HOMELAND TECHNOLOGY GROUP, LLC
Hyper-V's management platform falls short in terms of scalability, especially when handling multiple Hyper-V servers. VMware has a central console to pull in all your VM servers, so you can easily manage them all through one console. You can manage servers in Hyper-V's admin centers, but it's not as scalable. It's doable with a couple of Hyper-V servers, but it becomes harder to manage when you get over two or three Hyper-V servers.
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Aws Al-Dabbagh - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The solution is heavily reliant on Microsoft's active directory for authentication, for coordination between nodes. Therefore, it inherits all the issues that are within the active directory.
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Liam Lynch - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The Hyper-V management console could be improved to make it easier. It should be a little bit more granular. Various virtual switches could also be improved to make virtual desk management slightly better. The replication could be improved slightly. The checkpoints or snapshots could be improved to make it a bit more transparent to the user.
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Hyper-V
August 2022
Learn what your peers think about Hyper-V. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: August 2022.
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Shahzad-Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
Resident Engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
I would like Microsoft to put more effort into the Admin Center interface and make it much easier. It is customizable, but you have to be a PowerShell expert to customize these things. That is a limitation.
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Ahmed Gamil - PeerSpot reviewer
PreSales Manager at UC-Solutions
It would be nice if they provided a free management console that we could use to manage all of the hosts for no additional fee.
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Shashika Rathnayaka - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Technical Manager at OAK integrated System Pvt Ltd
Sometimes there's a bit of slowness in the VMs.
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Sajith Kalinga - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at avian Technologies (pvt) ltd
It would be better if it demanded less memory. Once you have allocated those memory spaces for the installed server, fewer resources are left to allocate for the Hyper-V virtual environment. That's the drawback with that. For example, once you install Windows 10, and let's say Windows 2019, Windows 2019 will take at least 10 GB of memory. If a customer has only 16 GB of RAM on the system, they think of installing Hyper-V. Because when you have windows 2019 or something else, they give two free Hyper-V virtual licenses. But we can't because there's not enough memory. We can, however, install this as a VMS. But this UI isn't that user-friendly for most customers. They like to have a user interface with VMI, and it's not easy when you install VMI. It would also be better if they can improve their core Hyper-V version to be a bit more familiar and user-friendly with its interface. I think it would be much easier. We had a few issues with the VM Hyper-V virtual network. Once you have such issues, it's very difficult to find out where they came from. They had such issues, and we had to resolve the system again. But other than that, if it's useful and keeps working nicely, it will work very nicely even if something happens. But it's very hectic and challenging to find out where it's happening. In the next release, it would be better to control this data store part in a manageable way. This is because once we install and create a Hyper-V machine, it goes everywhere. It would be better if it had a single location and a single folder with a heartbeat and virtual machine information. You can just go forward, and the data store and everything are going into one place like the C drive. But something always goes fast, or everything gets lost if the customer doesn't manually change the direction of where the virtual hard drive routes, the more serious the problem. It would be better if they could merge all that together. This includes the virtual machine and the virtual hard drive in the same folder when creating the virtual machine. I think that it would be much easier to manage and in case something happens. Technical support also could be better.
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JK
Manager at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
The biggest problem with Hyper-V is that the virtual machines are mostly running on top of the Windows Server, so we often need to reboot the machine and virtual machines when updating the host level. That's why we prefer VMware. It's much easier to patch the host. Also, Hyper-V has security vulnerabilities. It's easy to attack and compromise the host.
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Shams K - PeerSpot reviewer
Vmware Administrator at Intertech
Security, computing balance, and taking snapshots could be improved. Features like DRS and memory ballooning could be added.
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GS
IT Operations Manager at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
If a person has never implemented the solution before, they might find the process difficult.
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Buyer's Guide
Hyper-V
August 2022
Learn what your peers think about Hyper-V. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: August 2022.
622,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.