2018-09-14T13:13:00Z

What needs improvement with Hyper-V?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Hyper-V.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution has already improved for us. We have the older version, which was released in 2012, or the end of 2012. There were two releases after that, however, we haven't updated due to the fact that the upgrade costs are too high, and therefore we've migrated to Hyperflex. The solution is heavily reliant on Microsoft's active directory for authentication, for coordination between nodes. Therefore, it inherits all the issues that are within the active directory. If you have other virtualization solutions you have about 95% or 99% of the resources of the host available to you to assign to a virtual server. However, with Windows, that number is less than 95% and is more like 90%. There is a margin reserved for the server itself. That's a downside. The solution needs to improve integration with hyper-converged infrastructure solutions, or SGI solutions. We were going with SGI for our next virtualization solution. I read reviews about the Hyper-V causing issues with SGI. When we decided to go with SGI, I decided against going with Hyper-V due to the integration issues that it had.

2021-05-20T09:51:21Z
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Top 5Real User

The Hyper-V management console could be improved to make it easier. It should be a little bit more granular. Various virtual switches could also be improved to make virtual desk management slightly better. The replication could be improved slightly. The checkpoints or snapshots could be improved to make it a bit more transparent to the user.

2021-04-28T19:33:29Z
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Top 5Real User

If you have a lot of Hyper-V servers then you will need an additional product, which is the System Center Virtual Machine Manager, so that you can control the host environments of all of your virtual machines. It would be nice if they provided a free management console that we could use to manage all of the hosts for no additional fee. There should be a way to restart the services and not the whole station, which would minimize downtime, especially when updating the operating system. This is a feature that everybody needs.

2021-04-07T13:46:16Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It's not completely stable because your stack becomes bloated.

2021-02-20T13:53:50Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2021-01-28T18:35:01Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-12-02T14:59:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I think the setup for the Virtual Network Manager could be improved.

2020-11-26T11:56:05Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-10-26T14:00:59Z
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Top 5Real User

It should be deployed with OS so there is no need to install OS separately, only select the OS and get it ready.

2020-08-08T10:52:00Z
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Top 5Real User

There is a problem with high-availability if the load is too high.

2020-07-28T06:50:15Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2020-07-05T09:37:55Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2020-06-17T10:55:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2019-07-18T11:04:00Z
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Real User

There are bugs, and this should be resolved by Microsoft. In the future, I would like to see how the hyper-converged infrastructure works with the technology.

2019-01-20T07:09:00Z
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Real User

The backup has room for improvement.

2019-01-10T08:22:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The only issues we have had recently are with Windows updates that are built into the Windows server with Hyper-V. In the future, I would like to see a simplification of licensing of this product. In addition, I think it would be beneficial to have more monitoring.

2018-12-12T10:23:00Z
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Real User

Perhaps improvement should be made when you want to change some configuration on VM's, and you have to shut down the VM in order to do so. A major improvement would be a configuration change. So, when you change the parameter of VM, the other one can still be running.

2018-12-10T08:29:00Z
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Real User

It needs to improve compatibility with third party software.

2018-12-05T11:33:00Z
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Real User

The networking portion of Hyper-V needs improvement.

2018-11-26T07:07:00Z
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Real User

The cost and licensing can be improved.

2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
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Consultant

I think there is room for improvement in terms of the cloud solutions.

2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
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Real User

The live migration feature needs improvement.

2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I am using this solution with E-Notes. I heard that there will be future improvements in integration of the E-notes systems. This would be very helpful. I also am waiting for improvements in networking and life migration.

2018-11-25T07:59:00Z
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Real User

The interface could be more user friendly. In addition, the documentation and security could use improvement. Some customers have been complaining of running into Immobility Licensing Restrictions. They were running on an ELA, and there was no flexibility with a volume license agreement. In addition, it would be nice to have the ability to assign more dynamically, like VM-ware does. Furthermore, it would be nice to return the SRM feature back into Hyper-V so that you're not looking at a virtual box which is a cheap version, but that you're looking at enterprise, you're looking at VM-ware. If this could be placed into a one-button feature, that would be very attractive.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Real User

They could turn it into a product because that's the problem with it. It doesn't have a single place where you can manage things. You have to go into all different screens to be able to configure it. It is hard to track what the performance is. It's really just a feature added to Windows, and Microsoft does not really have anything that pulls it all together well. Compared to VMware, it does not have everything collaborate on one screen. In addition, the solution needs better ability to do backups.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Real User

An improvement I suggest is having more guest operating systems.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Consultant

I think the console could use some improvement for the backups. The features should be improved. I know a lot of people who are considering moving to Hyper-V, but are skittish to do so because you need a system center virtual manager or a specialist to integrate the solution.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Real User

The corrupted volume is a problem.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Real User

It might make it easier to move VMs across Hotmail hosts. This application process may make it a little bit easier.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Real User

Hyper-V is hosted on OS but if your OS scratches you are in big trouble. In addition, if a host fails, automatically the machine and the virtual machine should boot from another source. Those type of features would benefit Hyper-V.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
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Real User

I think the management tools have room for improvement.

2018-11-18T07:31:00Z
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Real User

It needs to improve the handling of the amount of storage available. We currently have around 400 users.

2018-11-15T07:11:00Z
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User

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.

2018-09-14T13:13:00Z
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