vSphere is the best hypervisor
February 13, 2019

vSphere is the best hypervisor

Michael Haberkern | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with vSphere

vSphere is being used for our entire City as a hypervisor. We currently have deployed 3 clusters and over 15 hosts on 6.5 configurations.
  • It is the best hypervisor in my opinion.
  • V-motion is the best hypervisor migration tool. Better than the Hyper-V live migration tool.
  • Very intuitive.
  • Its licensing model can be pricey.
  • vSphere got rid of its client based administration tool and has gone fully web UI based since 6.0 and that has made many people mad.
  • Tool packages for hardware can sometimes be a pain.
  • Migration from Hyper-V to VMWare cost the business over 200k. However, up-time of servers went from ~.999 to ~.9999. Over the years that VMWare is used, it could pay for itself if you're let's say a credit card company or airline or eBay or something where your transactions are vital.
  • Having VMWare in your environment is looked at better than Hyper-V. This was the case in my three previous jobs. I have had job candidates not considered for employment due to Hyper-V.
vSphere is superior to Hyper-V. I have had several issues in Hyper-V that I have not experienced in vSphere. vSphere just works. It costs more money, but it works. I am curious to see the outcome of the Microsoft licensing model as they try to take on VMWare with Hyper-V. Eventually, Microsoft may be the way to go as the Microsoft Server licensing models change to benefit Hyper-V. At this time, VMWare vShere is the go-to.
vSphere remains the top-rated and most popular hypervisor. Its continued ease of use and redundancy are top-notch and are hard to beat.

VMware vSphere Feature Ratings

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