Hyper-V Review

I find the ease of use the most valuable asset of the solution.


What is our primary use case?

The reason we use this solution is because we can do a lot more with rate configurations, and large span networks. It's a lot easier doing that versus with some of the KVM based hypervisors.

How has it helped my organization?

We use it for testing new software. We especially use it for software updates because half of the time we're running an accounting program. It updates, and then breaks something else. This way we can run a couple of different VM's with a setup similar to what we use on all of the desktops. So, that way, you can test it without actually causing downtime.

Some of the things we run have to have a very specific Linux bistro, and you can't get it
all in Hyper-V.

What is most valuable?

I find the ease of use the most valuable asset of the solution.

What needs improvement?

An improvement I suggest is having more guest operating systems.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a very stable product.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used a Linux KVM based hypervisor called Proxmox.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing isn't too bad, because you can do the bare metal hyper-visor, and it is pretty fair. Other competitors are more expensive.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure to do your research before you choose a solution. Be sure it fits your needs. 

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