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2018-09-14T13:13:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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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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56 Answers
AB
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2022-07-01T14:48:24Z
01 July 22

My understanding is it's easy to set up.

Shashika Rathnayaka - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at OAK integrated System Pvt Ltd
Real User
Top 10
2022-06-17T18:39:11Z
17 June 22

The implementation process is simple.

Rouben Amirthasawmy - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Sun Resorts
Real User
Top 5
2022-06-16T13:53:44Z
16 June 22

The initial setup was very easy.

FA
COO at FA IT SERVICES PLC
Real User
Top 20
2022-03-29T16:01:13Z
29 March 22

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
25 January 22

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
12 January 22

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.

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JK
Manager at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-01-12T15:15:14Z
12 January 22

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
2021-12-24T09:31:00Z
24 December 21

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 10
2021-12-22T18:44:00Z
22 December 21

The solution is easy to configure.

KE
IT Director at HOMELAND TECHNOLOGY GROUP, LLC
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-21T12:58:00Z
21 December 21

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.

Tommy Myo Min Aung - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-18T18:00:00Z
18 November 21

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
27 October 21

The installation was straightforward.

Shahzad-Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
Resident Engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-09-28T13:22:00Z
28 September 21

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.

LM
Technology Solutions Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5
2021-08-12T18:14:46Z
12 August 21

Hyper-V integrates well with other Microsoft solutions.

Sajith Kalinga - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at avian Technologies (pvt) ltd
Real User
Top 10
2021-08-10T16:00:43Z
10 August 21

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
20 July 21

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
05 July 21

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
02 July 21

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 10
2021-06-08T18:51:00Z
08 June 21

It is stable.

Aws Al-Dabbagh - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-20T09:51:21Z
20 May 21

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

Liam Lynch - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-04-28T19:33:29Z
28 April 21

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.

Ahmed Gamil - PeerSpot reviewer
PreSales Manager at UC-Solutions
Real User
Top 5
2021-04-07T13:46:16Z
07 April 21

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
20 February 21

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

Willy Marcelo Maurer - PeerSpot reviewer
Coordination of Scientific Investigation, Investigator in Scientific Computing and Biotechnology at IEESL
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-28T18:35:01Z
28 January 21

Microsoft's a good name for legacy support and solutions

RameshDasari - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Tech Mahindra Limited
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-02T14:59:00Z
02 December 20

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
26 November 20

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

Michael Ogunlade - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of enterprise systems at Fidelity Bank Plc
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-18T07:25:57Z
18 November 20

The support with Microsoft is great.

Yogesh (Datamotive) - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-10-26T14:00:59Z
26 October 20

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

Walmik Wankhede - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager IT at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-08-08T10:52:00Z
08 August 20

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

Thendo Ndzimeni - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at Automated Outsourcing services
Real User
Top 20
2020-07-28T06:50:15Z
28 July 20

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
05 July 20

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
17 June 20

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.

Morne' O'Kennedy - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead specialist at OKCIUS (Pty) Ltd
Real User
2019-07-18T11:04:00Z
18 July 19

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

Javier-Arrocha - PeerSpot reviewer
Oficial de comunicaciones at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-01-20T07:09:00Z
20 January 19

It is a stable product.

BB
CTO at MEDWIZ SOLUTIONS
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-01-10T08:22:00Z
10 January 19

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
19 December 18

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

A.J. DiLorenzo - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Administrator at Privia Health
Real User
2018-12-12T10:23:00Z
12 December 18

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

Youssef EL HADJ - PeerSpot reviewer
System and Network Administrator at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T08:29:00Z
10 December 18

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

PeerSpot user
Network Administrator II at a maritime company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-05T11:33:00Z
05 December 18

It helps us build servers.

MT
Program Architect (Microsoft) with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-26T07:07:00Z
26 November 18

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

Jarek Słupiński - PeerSpot reviewer
Freelancer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
25 November 18

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
25 November 18

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
25 November 18

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

PeerSpot user
Head of Department for IT Services at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
25 November 18

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

PeerSpot user
System Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
22 November 18

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

PeerSpot user
IT Executive at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
22 November 18

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
22 November 18

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

AriGreenbaum - PeerSpot reviewer
IT at a non-profit
Real User
2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
22 November 18

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

Ignacio Salom - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Principal Consultant at CCE
Real User
2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
22 November 18

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
22 November 18

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
22 November 18

It is good for small installations.

MS Alam - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets
Real User
2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
18 November 18

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
18 November 18

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

Real User
2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
18 November 18

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
15 November 18

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
14 September 18

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

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Steffen Hornung - PeerSpot reviewer
Administrator at Neuberger Gebäudeautomation GmbH
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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.
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AT
System Administrator with 501-1,000 employees
06 March 18
I would think a better comparison would be Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/rhev?tid=il-q) vs Proxmox VE. However, I don’t have any experience with either of these two products or XenServer, as we use VMware internally.
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President and Owner / Lead Architect at a tech services company
06 March 18
Vmware, then Hyper-V, then physical, because the other options are not enterprise worthy
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