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?
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.
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.
The backup has room for improvement.
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.
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.
It needs to improve compatibility with third party software.
The networking portion of Hyper-V needs improvement.
The cost and licensing can be improved.
I think there is room for improvement in terms of the cloud solutions.
The live migration feature needs improvement.
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.
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.
It might make it easier to move VMs across Hotmail hosts. This application process may make it a little bit easier.
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.
The corrupted volume is a problem.
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.
An improvement I suggest is having more guest operating systems.
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.
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.
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.
I think the management tools have room for improvement.
It needs to improve the handling of the amount of storage available. We currently have around 400 users.
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.