2018-09-14T13:13:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot
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What do you like most about Hyper-V?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Hyper-V?

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59 Answers
KS
Technical Head ESG at Technoline Systems & Services
Real User
Top 10
2022-12-13T11:45:49Z
Dec 13, 2022

The solution is stable.

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MC
Engineer at SIP
Real User
2022-11-10T23:05:21Z
Nov 10, 2022

There are some products that you can mount over Hyper-V that provide the features that, in today's Hyper-V, are not present.

SK
System Administrator at Confidential
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-09-08T21:00:25Z
Sep 8, 2022

We appreciate how easy this solution is to implement on standalone severs.

AB
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-01T14:48:24Z
Jul 1, 2022

My understanding is it's easy to set up.

Shashika Rathnayaka - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at OAK integrated System Pvt Ltd
Real User
Top 5
2022-06-17T18:39:11Z
Jun 17, 2022

The implementation process is simple.

Rouben Amirthasawmy - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Sun Resorts
Real User
Top 5
2022-06-16T13:53:44Z
Jun 16, 2022

The initial setup was very easy.

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FA
COO at FA IT SERVICES PLC
Real User
Top 10
2022-03-29T16:01:13Z
Mar 29, 2022

The solution is stable and the cost is reasonable.

Andrea Andrea - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at BE.iT SA
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-01-25T07:22:00Z
Jan 25, 2022

The initial setup of Hyper-V is far easier than VMware.

Muzamil Yakub - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Executive Officer at Infoview Limited
Real User
Top 5
2022-01-12T15:23:05Z
Jan 12, 2022

I like that Hyper-V comes for free with Windows Server. You don't need to buy the license, and you only have to pay for the management aspect in System Center.

JK
Manager at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-01-12T15:15:14Z
Jan 12, 2022

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.

NT
Founder at a non-profit with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-24T09:31:00Z
Dec 24, 2021

The ease of use of Hyper-V is the most valuable feature.

RM
Director Of Services Nicaragua at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-22T18:44:00Z
Dec 22, 2021

The solution is easy to configure.

KE
IT Director at HOMELAND TECHNOLOGY GROUP, LLC
Real User
Top 10
2021-12-21T12:58:00Z
Dec 21, 2021

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.

TM
Senior System Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-18T18:00:00Z
Nov 18, 2021

The solution is highly stable.

DN
Senior Buyer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-27T10:10:41Z
Oct 27, 2021

The installation was straightforward.

SA
Engineer, System Admin at ebm
Real User
Top 10
2021-09-28T13:22:00Z
Sep 28, 2021

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.

Ligor Medina - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology Solutions Manager at KdmConsulting
Real User
Top 5
2021-08-12T18:14:46Z
Aug 12, 2021

Hyper-V integrates well with other Microsoft solutions.

SK
Senior System Engineer at avian Technologies (pvt) ltd
Real User
Top 10
2021-08-10T16:00:43Z
Aug 10, 2021

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.

MD
Technical Account Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-07-20T14:05:10Z
Jul 20, 2021

I have found the GUI user-friendly and having the solution be a Windows application makes it familiar to users.

AV
IT Infrastructure Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-05T12:27:32Z
Jul 5, 2021

I like that it's easy to use.

TC
Solutions Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-07-02T16:48:03Z
Jul 2, 2021

The solution is very powerful, easy to use, user-friendly, and integrates well with Windows. If you are looking for a hundred percent Microsoft environment it would be a good idea to go with Hyper-V. They work wonderfully together.

DB
IT & Security Team Leader at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-08T18:51:00Z
Jun 8, 2021

It is stable.

AA
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-20T09:51:21Z
May 20, 2021

Microsoft has documentation that is easy to find, helpful, and readily available.

LL
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-04-28T19:33:29Z
Apr 28, 2021

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.

AG
PreSales Manager at UC-Solutions
Real User
Top 5
2021-04-07T13:46:16Z
Apr 7, 2021

There are two very good things about this product including licensing and stability.

TM
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-20T13:53:50Z
Feb 20, 2021

The most valuable feature is that it's an end-to-end solution.

WM
Coordination of Scientific Investigation, Investigator in Scientific Computing and Biotechnology at IEESL
Real User
2021-01-28T18:35:01Z
Jan 28, 2021

Microsoft's a good name for legacy support and solutions

RD
IT Manager at Tech Mahindra Limited
Real User
2020-12-02T14:59:00Z
Dec 2, 2020

It has provided a good cost-saving from the management perspective.

ST
Founder at a retailer with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-26T11:56:05Z
Nov 26, 2020

The initial setup was straightforward. It was easy to install.

MO
Head of enterprise systems at Fidelity Bank Plc
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-18T07:25:57Z
Nov 18, 2020

The support with Microsoft is great.

Yogesh (Datamotive) - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-26T14:00:59Z
Oct 26, 2020

The most valuable features are ease of use, and it gets the job done in a straightforward manner.

WW
Manager IT at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-08-08T10:52:00Z
Aug 8, 2020

We have a higher capacity server (specification wise) so there is no need to buy another additional hardware.

TN
Network Administrator at Automated Outsourcing services
Real User
Top 20
2020-07-28T06:50:15Z
Jul 28, 2020

The most valuable feature is that it is user-friendly and easy to use.

AK
Project Engineer at ASE Group Global
Real User
2020-07-05T09:37:55Z
Jul 5, 2020

The solution has an easy setup.

CS
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-06-17T10:55:00Z
Jun 17, 2020

The most valuable feature is being able to do checkpoints then roll back to the checkpoint because that's what we need to test the software. We're testing the installation and then we roll it back and retest it.

MO
Lead specialist at OKCIUS (Pty) Ltd
Real User
2019-07-18T11:04:00Z
Jul 18, 2019

Hyper-V improved the infrastructure drastically, not only from a performance perspective but from a control/administration view as well.

JA
Oficial de comunicaciones at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-01-20T07:09:00Z
Jan 20, 2019

It is a stable product.

Benjamin Bodenehim - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-01-10T08:22:00Z
Jan 10, 2019

It allowed us to add on servers and fix things in an expedient manner.

DB
System Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2018-12-19T09:00:00Z
Dec 19, 2018

It is easy to use, and it is stable. It is a good solution.

AD
Senior Systems Administrator at Privia Health
Real User
2018-12-12T10:23:00Z
Dec 12, 2018

It is a very stable product. We have not had any issues with Hyper-V crashing itself.

YE
System and Network Administrator at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T08:29:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

Using cluster with Hyper-V had a major impact on our protection environment. So all applications were virtualized using Hyper-V.

DU
Network Administrator II at a maritime company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-05T11:33:00Z
Dec 5, 2018

It helps us build servers.

MT
Program Architect (Microsoft) with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-26T07:07:00Z
Nov 26, 2018

The virtualized applications and real time audition of the VMA is quite a good feature.

JS
Freelancer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
Nov 25, 2018

I think all of these improvements are going in a good direction. For me, its direction is good and I'm very satisfied with this product.

SS
Assistant Manager - IS Infrastructure
Real User
2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
Nov 25, 2018

The most valuable feature is the ability to integrate the Hyper-Visor center from one console.

AH
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Consultant
2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
Nov 25, 2018

It utilizes the hardware so there are multiple applications running on one hypervisor.

NM
Head of Department for IT Services at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
Nov 25, 2018

This solution is much easier to manage than a bare metal machine. It is so easy to manage something through the virtual machine.

AC
System Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
Nov 22, 2018

It is definitely the toughest competitor for VMware. It easily increases memory for our virtual machines.

MD
IT Executive at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
Nov 22, 2018

It makes it easier to deploy service. All service tends to migrate onto the server house without having problems now. It is hardware independent.

YA
CTO for Pydynamix
Real User
2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
Nov 22, 2018

The flexibility and API are the most valuable features. It helps us be able to integrate with other systems and then push data easily.

AG
IT at a non-profit
Real User
2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
Nov 22, 2018

The most valuable feature is the high availability of the solution.

IS
Senior Principal Consultant at CCE
Real User
2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
Nov 22, 2018

It is a great advantage for any company that is using a Microsoft Windows server.

it_user947223 - PeerSpot reviewer
Technician at Computer Geeks
Real User
2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
Nov 22, 2018

I find the ease of use the most valuable asset of the solution.

SO
Sr. Programmer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
Nov 22, 2018

It is good for small installations.

MA
System Administrator at Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets
Real User
2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
Nov 18, 2018

I think the cluster environment is a good feature of Hyper-V because, if something happens, then it will automatically move to some other mode. This is a great feature of the solution.

SS
User at hadafq8
Consultant
2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
Nov 18, 2018

With each update, the security of this solution just gets better and better. It is very stable.

WG
User at a non-profit with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
Nov 18, 2018

We can perform maintenance on equipment during the day because we can live migrate all of the machines from one server to another.

KW
Interim Director of Technology at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-15T07:11:00Z
Nov 15, 2018

This solution helps us with production of our office business needs.

DW
User at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
User
2018-09-14T13:13:00Z
Sep 14, 2018

It works very well. Its performance, stability, and redundancy are all very dependable.

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NC
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 21, 2021
Which is better and why?
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SH
Administrator at Neuberger Gebäudeautomation GmbH
Oct 21, 2021
KVM is better. But let's just look at the software instead of judging. Hyper-V was a free solution from Microsoft to virtualize Server or Client OS as it is a feature on Windows Server since 2008 and came in Windows 8 as well. Free because they had a special SKU dedicated for virtualization called Hyper-V-Server. It had a limited footprint through a core installation (no GUI) to minimize updates it would need. But that was until the Windows Server 2019 release. With the new release line named "2022", they dropped that SKU altogether. Microsoft now proclaims you should use their Azure-Stack-HCI solution which is a paid offering with a subscription. That in itself is no bad thing as it would work pretty well (did not try myself but read about it). Alas, you will have to pay for that. Another downside of Hyper-V is the management capabilities and requirements: You have to use Windows to manage that (which you probably already use anyway) but you have to use at minimum the same OS version your Hyper-V is running on. So if you have Hyper-V Server 2016 you have to use Windows 10 as a minimum (expect to have the same feature built as the server 1607). On the other hand, there is KVM free on most (if not all) Linuxes. There are even free offerings like Proxmox VE with a full package to use it as an appliance, manage through a browser, and such. Way more straightforward than Hyper-V. Citrix Xen Server is also a great solution to get you started with virtualization. Commercial solutions are also out there to deliver to more production-inclined needs. One is Nutanix AHV which uses KVM at its core. See my article about that for more information.Personally, I used KVM in private projects and some test scenarios at work. We use AHV at work and it is perfectly running there. I also have a Hyper-V running with a few VMs for a small shop which works great. You have to settle with some limitations but I will switch that away from Hyper-V because of that mess they made with 2022 (I don't want to pay for a thing I have used for free after 10 years. besides said shop is a non-profit). I'm just waiting for the next hardware refresh. So yes, I think KVM is better and not only because it is still free.
NC
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 7, 2021
Which is better and why?
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Nov 7, 2021
One of the best things about Proxmox VE is that it is open-source and very inexpensive. You get all of the same features as with the more well-known products. Proxmox VE is very easy to deploy - it can run on anything. It is extremely scalable, stable, and very user-friendly. Proxmox VE allows users to easily create virtual machines. It is based on Debian Linux, using KVM. Proxmox is a young solution and there are still some bugs to work out. When you need technical support, there is a cost, and this can add up quickly. There are some things in Proxmox VE that need a command-line interface. We think it would be better if it were more a web-based interface. The initial setup with the Hyper V is very simple. It is a Microsoft product so it works seamlessly with all Microsoft products, and does very well with other solutions as well. The Hyper V is a great end-to-end solution that has an amazing fail-over feature, which helps minimize downtime and maintain productivity. Hyper V can have some stability issues; your stack can become bloated easily. The scalability of this solution really depends on the licensing you purchase. If you are looking to scale up or down you will need to purchase the data center license, which can get expensive. Conclusion: If you are looking for a Hypervisor strictly from a cost of ownership point of view, Proxmox VE is the solution to choose. It has many of the same features as other products at a very competitive price. We chose Hyper V, as we are deeply committed to the Microsoft ecosystem and we were also looking for some management solutions that Proxmox does not offer. We also found the fail-over feature very important to many of our clients’ needs.
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