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Feature Set Ratings

  • Hyper-V ranks higher in 1 feature set: Server Virtualization

Server Virtualization

8.2

Hyper-V

82%
7.7

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

77%
Hyper-V ranks higher in 3/5 features

Virtual machine automated provisioning

7.9
79%
59 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Management console

8.0
80%
71 Ratings
7.3
73%
10 Ratings

Live virtual machine backup

8.5
85%
63 Ratings
7.3
73%
9 Ratings

Live virtual machine migration

8.2
82%
66 Ratings
7.0
70%
10 Ratings

Hypervisor-level security

8.1
81%
66 Ratings
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Hyper-V is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Hyper-V

87%
72 Ratings
6.7

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

67%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

Hyper-V

80%
6 Ratings

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.3

Hyper-V

83%
7 Ratings

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.0

Hyper-V

90%
2 Ratings

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

Hyper-V

90%
2 Ratings

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Hyper-V

79%
30 Ratings

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.0

Hyper-V

80%
1 Rating

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Hyper-V

90%
1 Rating

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

5.0

Hyper-V

50%
5 Ratings

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

9.0

Hyper-V

90%
1 Rating

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

7.0

Hyper-V

70%
1 Rating

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.0

Hyper-V

90%
1 Rating

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

9.0

Hyper-V

90%
1 Rating

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

9.0

Hyper-V

90%
1 Rating

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft

Because Hyper-V is a Microsoft product and based on Windows OS, creating virtual Windows servers and clients are easy. When we want to test our group policies it it best to do it on hyper-v environment then implement to production clients. The same goes with operating system quality and features updates as well as operating system upgrades.
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Red Hat

RHEV is well suited for organizations that need a cost-effective and flexible solution for their environment. As its vendor-independent software, easily install on any type of hardware. RHEV provides a GUI interface to manage the software, which makes the management of the software easier for the end-user. RHEV is best for non-production or less critical applications. RHEV can be easily integrated with other REDHAT software.
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Pros

Microsoft

  • Easy to use GUI - very easy for someone with sufficient Windows experience - not necessarily a system administrator.
  • Provisioning VMs with different OSes - we mostly rely on different flavors of Windows Server, but having a few *nix distributions was not that difficult.
  • Managing virtual networks - we usually have 1 or 2 VLANs for our business purposes, but we are happy with the outcomes.
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Red Hat

  • RHV issues/bugs can be reported via Bugzilla to RH support. The service is great and typically responds soon.
  • Red Hat distribution integration is seamless as it is integrated into the kernel.
  • OpenStack support enables more customized VM templates and network configuration control.
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Cons

Microsoft

  • The only issue I have with Hyper-V is I am unable to use Veeam on my Windows 2016 Server to backup my FreeBSD HAProxy VM.
  • There is some sort of checkpoint issue that I have been unable to figure out, but it works just fine on my Windows 2012 Servers. I do believe this is a Microsoft issue and not a Veeam issue though.
  • Another thing that could be useful that Hyper-V does not have would be some sort of GUI that shows the status of all the VM's on a given server to help us manage them easier and know what is going on. However, I do have Zabbix for this and that does a good job at monitoring all my servers.
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Red Hat

  • 1- RHVM API is pretty slow, especially after creating a VM it is not possible to retrieve the VM details (i.e VM's MAC Address) fast enough, where we need to place a pause in our Ansible Playbook, make the automation process slow.
  • 2- RHV is still using collected to monitor the hypervisors which is deviating from Red Hat policy for other RHEL based applications to use PCP to monitor, which is richer in features.
  • 3- It will be great if it is possible to patch the hypervisors using other tools such as satellite and not only via RHVM.
  • 4- In the past Red Hat used to present patches in the z release (i.e. 4.3.z), and features in the y release (i.e 4. y), but starting from 4.4 that is mixed together wherein the Z release you get both patches and features, that is not good because that requires a lot of time to test when we patch as it includes features as well.
  • 5- Engineering team has to be more reactive when new feature is requested.
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Pricing Details

Hyper-V

Starting Price

$24.95 per month

Editions & Modules

Hyper-V editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Developer$24.951
Bronze$49.002
Silver$89.003
Gold$135.004
Platinum$199.005

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

Starting Price

$999 Per Year Per Hypervisor

Editions & Modules

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Standard$999.001
Premium$1,499.002

Footnotes

  1. Per Year Per Hypervisor
  2. Per Year Per Hypervisor

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft

Cheap and easy is the name of the game. It has great support, it doesn't require additional licenses, it works the same if it is a cluster or stand-alone, and all the servers can be centrally managed from a system center virtual machine manager server, even when located at remote sites.
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Red Hat

No answers on this topic

Usability

Microsoft

It is very easy to configure new virtual machines and manage them. But you have to use different interfaces to perform various tasks. Especially as soon as it comes to clustering you have to use at least two different interfaces (Hyper-V Manager and Failover-Cluster Manager) to perform all necessary tasks. The newly released Windows Admin Center is a way into the right direction to get all management tasks into one single interface.
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Red Hat

No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft

In the past 2 years our Hyper-V servers have only had a handful of instances where the VM's on them were unreachable and the physical Hyper-V server had to be restarted. One time this was due to a RAM issue with the physical box and was resolved when we stopped using dynamic memory in Hyper-V. The other times were after updates were installed and the physical box was not restarted after the updates were installed.
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Red Hat

No answers on this topic

Performance

Microsoft

Hyper-V itself works quickly and rarely gave performance issues but this can be more attributed to the physical server specifications that the actual Hyper-V software in my opinion as Hyper-V technically just utilizes config files such as xml, and a data drive file (VHD, VHDX, etc) to perform its' duties.
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Red Hat

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Microsoft

Hyper-V is greatly supported by techs around the world. There are tons of forums, help websites and individuals ready to answer questions. I've never needed to contact Microsoft for help...because help is so easy to find out there. Do a search online for anything related to Hyper-V and you will certainly find an article with spelled out steps on how to do what you are looking to do.
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Red Hat

No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Microsoft

We had in person training from a third party and while it was very in depth it was at a beginner's level and by the time we received the training we had advanced past this level so it was monotonous and redundant at that point. It was good training though and would have provided a solid foundation for learning the rest of Hyper-V had I had it from the beginning.
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Red Hat

No answers on this topic

Online Training

Microsoft

The training was easy to read and find. There were good examples in the training and it is plentiful if you use third party resources also. It is not perfect as sometimes you may have a specific question and have to spend time learning or in the rare case you get an error you might have to research that error code which could have multiple causes.
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Red Hat

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Microsoft

initial configuration of hyper-v is intuitive to anyone familiar with windows and roles for basic items like single server deployments, storage and basic networking. the majority of the problems were with implementing advanced features like high availability and more complex networking. There is a lot of documentation on how to do it but it is not seamless, even to experienced virtualization professionals.
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Red Hat

No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft

While many have additional features or lower overhead the ease of use and low-cost licensing make Hyper-V our preferred choice for most clients. And because we are mostly a Microsoft shop and it is built on Windows when we need to troubleshoot the hypervisor itself we already have the needed skillset with very little additional training and no need to learn an additional OS like Linux.
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Red Hat

RHEV is an excellent product, includes more features, is less expensive, and has rock solid reliability and is backed with the best Red Hat Support in the industry. RHEV uses KVM under the hood which is used by all the big players in the industry (AWS, Rackspace, etc) to lower their overall costs and improve efficiency and profits and that's why RHEV is an excellent solution!
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Scalability

Microsoft

Nothing is perfect but Hyper-V does a great job of showing the necessary data to users to ensure that there is enough resources to perform essential functions. You can also select what fields show on the management console which is helpful for a quick glance. There are notifications that can be set up and if things go unnoticed and a Hyper-V server runs out of a resource it will safely and quickly shut down the VM's it needs to in order to ensure no Hardware failure or unnecessary data loss.
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Red Hat

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Microsoft

  • Hyper-V has provided for an extremely cost-effective virtual environment with disaster recovery. For the size of our business, it's all we need to ensure our desired level of continuity of services and protection against hardware failures.
  • Since we are a Windows shop, deploying Hyper-V means we don't have the added cost of a hypervisor, since it's included in the cost of the Windows Server license. It's all we needed to achieve our goal of running all our virtual machines on a single server with another, less expensive server on tap for replication and failover.
  • We wanted easy deployment and management with disaster recovery while having the ability to leverage our years of Windows SysAdmin experience. Hyper-V fit the bill.
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Red Hat

  • RHEV has provided a positive ROI as our customers are not experiencing as many outages during maintenances.
  • We have not experienced any catastrophic failures as a result of vsphere losing connection to the ntp.
  • There has been a level of stability in our environment that was not previously experienced with our previous vendor.
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