Short review on Hyper-V
March 25, 2022

Short review on Hyper-V

Taner Imamoglu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Hyper-V

We use Hyper-V in our organization for Virtual servers with various roles and also for virtual clients for test applications.
Our scope of use case has two main cases first having virtual servers to update/upgrade servers easily/revert changes or bring servers back online from backups and also having virtual clients for testing new applications, group policy rules, and other organizational changes
  • Editing configuration of virtual machines.
  • Installing Windows operating system based VM client computer easier than rivals.
  • Efficient resource use and management.
  • Able to use usb drives for operating system installation without needing .iso file.
  • Dedicated gpu virtualisation could be easier for VMs.
  • The console interface could be improved and shows a small thumbnail of running machines.
  • Based on windows OS environment.
  • Easy to install and remove.
  • Efficient resource management.
  • Clean and easy user interface.
  • With Hyper-V implementing new software or rules on a test, beds take fewer resources and time which is a great bonus.
  • Virtual SAN management and Virtual Switch management make it easy to manage network and storage options.
  • Editing the disk option made us resize disks on the fly and saved us maintenance, production time, and costs.
VMware is the pioneer of virtualization but when you compare it with Hyper-V, VMware lacks the flexibility of hardware customization and configuration options Hyper-V has also GPU virtualization still not adequate for both platforms. VMware has better graphical interface and control options for virtual machines. Another advantage VMware has is it does not need a dedicated os GUI base installation only needs small resources and can easily install on any host.

Do you think Hyper-V delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with Hyper-V's feature set?


Did Hyper-V live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Hyper-V go as expected?


Would you buy Hyper-V again?


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.

Hyper-V Feature Ratings

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

Using Hyper-V

It is straightforward if you are familiar with Windows Server Environment.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • User interface.
  • Virtual machine creation, management and resource allocation.
  • Virtual Storage and Virtual Switch functions.
  • GPU virtualisation.