The not so Hyper virtualization platform Hyper-V
June 06, 2016

The not so Hyper virtualization platform Hyper-V

Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Hyper-V

We used Hyper-V to support virtual applications and additional virtual machines for production and development. The ability to spin up a virtual environment which could be backed up and re-stored quickly was critical for our infrastructure for development of new support for our client base. We tested several virtual environments during the time phase and Hyper-V was one of them.
  • Quick and easy deployment
  • Managing the environment was easy for anyone with Windows experience.
  • Well documented on the internet for self help.
  • Very resource intensive.
  • A learning curve coming from ESXi.
  • Some limitations such as promiscuous mode on a NIC.
  • Ultimately we did not choose Hyper-V due to the limitations mentioned previously.
While Hyper-V did stack better for our needs than Proxmox VE or KVM, it did not offer the features that ESXi did for our needs and we had to forgo choosing Hyper-V for the promiscuous mode needs.
Hyper-V is well suited for quick turn and burn VMs. One of the products we had a hard time with and could not virtualize with Hyper-V was the Websense Network Agent software which required promiscuous mode on the NIC to sniff all traffic from the physical and virtual networks.

Hyper-V Feature Ratings

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