• The ROI on Hyper-V is enormous. It is cheaper than any other enterprises visualization tool.
• Hyper-V Replica can replace SAN, especially where SAN might be overloaded.
• It is dynamic and scalable.
Room for Improvement:
It lacks a built-in cloning function, you have to use the traditional export/import.
Visualization technology brought succor to IT enterprises users. The cost of acquiring multiple servers and its general maintenance has been drastically reduced. One physical or hardware machine can host multiple visual servers
Windows Server Hyper-V is one of the best visualization servers in the market today. The new Hyper-V’s dynamic memory feature is a big plus. It can automatically expand the memory allocation to accommodate more workload from different virtual machines. Other attractive features, that the new Hyper-V includes are, Live storage migration, utilization of up to 4TB memory per host RAM, Virtual Machine converter, replica services, RemoteFX, etc.
I added the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2008 R2 without any issue. Installation of the guest server was also smooth. Guest VM backup in Hyper-V is quite simple with great features such as, multiple destinations selection and Backup drive mirroring.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Jun 28 2012