Hyper-V Room for Improvement

Brad Brundage
Technology Systems Analyst with 1-10 employees
There is a hard limitation of 20 gigs per file with Dropbox, so you've got to overcome that by chunking the zip files into something smaller and manageable. But that's going to depend on the bandwidth. You can have an adverse effect as well, if somebody is just using a real small data pipe. Then, they could choke you with Dropbox. They've got to calculate it out. I didn't give it a 10 out of 10 because sometimes remotely managing it isn't as simple as it could be. Basically, it just involves having to log directly into a box rather than doing something via remote command. And there's also still a little bit of a learning curve, and as I'm learning additional things with some of the maintenance stuff - then scripting that and automating it - then I won't have to deal with it anymore. In a way, it's still easier, in my mind, in comparison to when you do have to dig in deep on a VMware box. View full review »
Service Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
One thing I would love to see with this product is the ability to provide an offline solution. It would be great if someone could do work when no network connection is available, then sync up when a connection is available. I would also like to see better performance with media. Right now, streaming any media within Hyper-V is just not feasible. View full review »
I think the management tools have room for improvement. View full review »
Sandeep Shenoy
I am able to give end users better performance and better response time and better availability. The the only challenge for us was moving existing physical machines to virtual machines. The time taken was to migrate the physical machine to the virtual machine took about two months. View full review »
MS Alam
System Administrator at Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets
Sometimes it is a mess, and it is getting hanged. It should be something that could be easily fixed. It made us have to deal with fixing the bugs. View full review »
Dalean Barnett
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I think Microsoft has answered most of the concerns of users with the release of Server 2016. Now, they can hot add NICs to the VMs. However, there is still not the ability to hot add virtual processors to running VMs. View full review »
Shabarinath Thekkemeppully Ramadasan
Systems Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
SCVMM needs to be more user-friendly. Without SCVMM, automating is not easy to use and we look forward to the upcoming versions of SCVMM becoming simpler and more admin friendly. View full review »
User at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
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. View full review »
Systems Architect at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Storage via SMB3. View full review »
Lou Barsony
Head of IT Architecture and Design with 201-500 employees
It needs additional administration and monitoring capabilities. Status and availability became an issue and need. View full review »
Interim Director of Technology at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It needs to improve the handling of the amount of storage available. We currently have around 400 users. View full review »

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