2nd best
April 04, 2022

2nd best

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

Overall Satisfaction with Hyper-V

We used to use Hyper-V in our organization for our virtualized workloads. Hyper-Vprovides a solution for growing organizations that have way too much of a physical presence. Without Hyper-V, datacenters would be filled with single-purpose, standalone servers. Having said that, 99% of our environment currently runs on ESXi. There are things ESXi does better and that is why we chose to move off of Hyper-V.
  • DR and Backup - Hyper-V can make backup copies of VM's and store them elsewhere.
  • Supports live migrations, storage migrations, and import/export.
  • Does not support macOS.
  • Clustered shared volume is difficult to implement at first.
  • Scalability.
  • Minimized downtime for VM's.
  • ROI was high, we were able to consolidate our DC.
  • Going from standalone to Hyper-V saved us a lot of management overhead.
ESXi, to me, seems to do things better in almost every way. It is much quicker to deploy ESXi compared to Hyper-V. I also feel like Hyper-V requires more frequent updates so I'm not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

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

Not sure

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?


Hyper-V is highly scalable and flexible and does most things that VMware can, but not quite as well. I feel that Hyper-V development has stagnated and is no longer a true competitor in its class, but that does not mean that it is a bad choice. Hyper-V still needs Windows installed before you setup the Hyper-V role, whereas ESXi does not require a base OS.

Hyper-V Feature Ratings

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