Hyper-V Room for Improvement

Alan Kuo
Project Engineer at ASE Group Global
There are usability issues with Hyper-V's manager. VMware has a much better system, but it's a much more expensive solution. The interface is not uniform at all, which makes the manager difficult to use. It's not very convenient and isn't smartly designed. They need to reimagine it to make it more effective. There needs to be more functionality overall in the Hyper-V manager. It might be helpful if Microsoft could recommend the use of STV. Then, at least you can use Nano products to manage the Hyper-V server. Currently, I don't use STV. I'm not too familiar with this product. It would be helpful if Microsoft could provide some guidance as to its usage and the options available and why users might opt for them so that we have a better understanding of what we can do and how we can use the services on offer effectively. View full review »
Morne' O'Kennedy
Lead specialist at OKCIUS (Pty) Ltd
I believe further improvement can be made on the cluster manager side, not specifically Hyper-V related. There are some storage problems which do occur in high load systems, especially SQL workloads. These do not necessarily affect uptime, but it can evolve into a larger problem if not attended to. Otherwise, the product is fantastic. View full review »
RameshDasari
IT Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Disaster recovery capabilities are the primary choice for improvement. There could also be improvements in virtualization, performance, management, monitoring, reporting, recommendations, integration, customization, and technical support. Performance and up-scaling are the most important areas in need of improvement. View full review »
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reviewer1505493
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees
It's not completely stable because your stack becomes bloated. View full review »
Jarek Słupiński
Freelancer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I am waiting for improvements in networking and life migration. Some networking settings could be less cryptic. View full review »
reviewer1428426
VP Technology at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The management interface is in need of the biggest improvement. There are a few gaps in there when I compare with VMware. Some additional monitoring features would be helpful. View full review »
reviewer1455690
Founder at a retailer with 1-10 employees
I think the setup for the Virtual Network Manager could be improved. View full review »
MissileMax
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It would be nice if they had video acceleration, they got rid of that and VMware has video acceleration. It would be nice to be able to test through video part the Virtual Machine, like you can with VMware, Hyper-V does not let you do that. View full review »
MS Alam
System Administrator at Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets
Sometimes it is a mess, and it should be something that could be easily fixed. It made us have to deal with fixing the bugs. View full review »
Thendo Ndzimeni
Network Administrator at Automated Outsourcing services
There is a problem with high-availability if the load is too high. View full review »
Willy Marcelo Maurer
Coordination of Scientific Investigation, Investigator in Scientific Computing and Biotechnology at IEESL
We have our scientific network, and it's run off the university sever, and we need two servers to optimize our scientific work, such as the mathematics work. Then you have to work with Python and Java, and the Microsoft Windows desktop system isn't the best option for this kind of work. Use the Hyper-V as your basic layer, for binding and administration of the systems to the hardware. In the virtualization yo can combined the best of Linux, Unix and Microsoft Windows. View full review »
Walmik Wankhede
Manager IT at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
It should be deployed with OS so there is no need to install OS separately, only select the OS and get it ready. View full review »
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