Hyper-V is good for thee
Updated March 25, 2022

Hyper-V is good for thee

Bryan Tavares | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Hyper-V

[Hyper-V] is used across the organization. It is used in USA datacenter as well as China. It addresses cost savings on physical machines
  • Migrates from one host to another quite well (Live Migration)
  • It uses the dynamic memory efficiently
  • Allow to increase memory or hard drive without shutting down the vm
  • Be able to do all configurations thru hyper v manager even with a cluster
  • Small footprint in Datacenter. We have 3 hosts for 45 VMs
  • Easy navigation
  • My datacenter has not needed to get any bigger even though I added 30 servers
  • Less power consumption as well as cooling
  • Easy to do maintenance on hosts with Live Migration
I used to use VMWare and was certified but I have no justification to move off this platform. It is sufficient.

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Would you buy Hyper-V again?


SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (npm)
Overall [Hyper-V] is a good product. At one point I thought it lagged behind VMWare, but I think it has kept pace now.

Hyper-V Feature Ratings

Management console
Live virtual machine backup
Live virtual machine migration
Hypervisor-level security

Using Hyper-V

3 - All are in IT
2 - One is a Server Admin and the other is a Desktop Admin understudying Servers
  • Space Saver
  • Cooling Savings
  • Clustering
  • Creating a lab environment
  • Seamlessly adding resources like memory or diskspace
  • Possibly move easily to cloud (AWS or Azure)
Due to the familiarity, I will continue to use this software.

Evaluating Hyper-V and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Reputation
Pricing was much better than VSphere. Also, I had another location already using HyperV and I wanted to standardize.
I don't believe that I would do anything different.

Upgrading Hyper-V

Yes - The upgrade went very smoothly. I was able to run in a hybrid mode that caused very little downtime if any
  • More security with the latest version
  • Possibly not having to shutdown VMs to increase resources