Easy on the budget, no support.
August 26, 2021

Easy on the budget, no support.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Hyper-V

We use Hyper-V to manage all of our virtual servers. The ease of use is unmatched. Since it is built into Windows Server you do not need to pay for any additional licensing which makes Hyper-V a very attractive offering. It addresses the problem of having a physical server for everything, you could have a few hypervisors that run 100s of servers.
  • virtualization
  • virtual disks
  • remote management
  • Better network handling
  • If the hypervisor crashes ALL vms crash
  • Have to update hypervisors
  • No licensing fees allow for more testing
  • Basically no support, you're on your own
  • Very easy to use
We selected Hyper-V because it was built in to Windows and had no licensing costs. The functionality was similar, VMware seemed like a more premium product, and had support. But those are the bare minimum when competing with an embedded solution. VMware is reported to be more reliable, but I haven't noticed a difference.

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Hyper-V is great for an environment that is already running Windows Server. It is very cost effective and the solution itself is solid. Where it would be less appropriate is a project that is not on a tight budget, or an environment not running any Windows Server machines. There are better alternatives.

Hyper-V Feature Ratings

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