HyperV Review
March 29, 2016

HyperV Review

Shane Trapp | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Hyper-V

Hyper-V is used for very specific workloads within our organization, generally dev and test only. It helps solve the need to virtualize workloads within our environment.
  • Hyper-V is easy to manage and has a fairly quick learning curve for people who are used to other hypervisor management software.
  • Hyper-V's high availability options are on par with any other hypervisor solutions available, however they do tend to be a little more difficult to configure.
  • Storage management is easy to do and the high availability works well.
  • We have seen hiccups when losing connectivity to either storage or a network that require manual intervention.
  • Would love to see a more striped down version of windows that the Hyper-V hosts get installed on.
  • I have not seen any positive or negative impacts on our overall business objectives as we use it primarily for dev and test workloads.
In my opinion Hyper-V, is always lagging behind VMware from a feature and product maturity perspective. It works as designed but I personally would not use it in a production environment.
Hyper-V is a decent product I am just not sure that it is up to the same standard as some of its competitors.

Hyper-V Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
Management console
Live virtual machine backup
Live virtual machine migration
Hypervisor-level security