Hyper-V Review

Its performance, stability, and redundancy are all very dependable

What is our primary use case?

We run the majority of our production servers from our Hyper-V 2012 R2 Cluster. 

How has it helped my organization?

  • It was our first step into virtualization around five years ago. 
  • It allows for quick deployment of servers and workloads.

What is most valuable?

  • Live motioning of VMs, which I consider to be a standard function. 
  • When upgrading clusters from Windows Server 2012 to 2012 R2, we were able to live motion VMs from one cluster to another.

What needs improvement?

I would love to see other options for connecting VMs to large data storage. 

We have our cluster connected to a Dell EMC VNX (SAN). The Hyper-V nodes are on Cisco UCS blades, and everything is interconnected via fiber. I attempted to use a virtual Fibre Channel connection to present a SAN volume to a VM but was not able to make that work.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It works very well. Its performance, stability, and redundancy are all very dependable.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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