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Pros
"It is stable.""One of the most valuable features of Hyper-V is ease to use.""The most valuable feature is that it's an end-to-end solution.""The installation was straightforward.""The initial setup is very easy.""We have a higher capacity server (specification wise) so there is no need to buy another additional hardware.""The most valuable feature is being able to do checkpoints then roll back to the checkpoint because that's what we need to test the software. We're testing the installation and then we roll it back and retest it.""I like that it's easy to use."

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"Its ease of management and simplicity are most valuable. It is free, and you can provision an unlimited number of VMs at no cost for clients. They also provide perfect support.""The solution is very stable. I don't recall any bugs or glitches. It's reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze.""It's a very flexible solution because you have all the commands that you can do yourself.""Oracle is probably the best database technology out there. I've never found anything as complete in terms of feature and functionality and sophistication.""Ability to patch with no downtime.""What I like the most is the failover and the quick restore of virtual machines.""The cloning is a great feature and live migration is very easy.""It's quite stable."

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Cons
"I'd like to see better predictive diagnostics, so I know what's going on with the machines.""It would be nice if they had video acceleration, they got rid of that and VMware has video acceleration.""Hyper-V's management platform falls short in terms of scalability, especially when handling multiple Hyper-V servers. VMware has a central console to pull in all your VM servers, so you can easily manage them all through one console. You can manage servers in Hyper-V's admin centers, but it's not as scalable. It's doable with a couple of Hyper-V servers, but it becomes harder to manage when you get over two or three Hyper-V servers.""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.""The technical support is good but it could improve by being faster.""The management of Hyper-V could improve, there is a lot to improve in that area.""I have found it difficult to manage more than one virtual machine.""VMware has antivirus protection that covers the entire VM. If Microsoft could have something similar to this in Hyper-V, that would be great."

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"The performance could be better because I need to purchase a lot of CPUs to perform in the workbench.""The solution is at its end of life and is about to be discontinued.""We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve.""I would like to be able to ship all of our logs. This feature could exist and I am just not aware of it.""Integration with cloud products would be beneficial.""The solution needs more features and flexibility in terms of communicating with other platforms. If it had that, it would be the perfect product.""If you do a gap analysis between VMware and Oracle VM, you can't do VM Snapshot. That's one thing you can't do. It's a sort of a snapshot, but it's not really Snapshot technology. It requires that you're running on CFS-2.""Deployment should be simplified."

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  • "We previously used VMware, but we switched because Hyper-V is cheaper and delivers the same stability for less money."
  • "The licensing is good for a data center environment."
  • "Microsoft Hyper-V is not expensive and is easy to set up."
  • "This is a fairly expensive product because it balances the needs of security."
  • "If you have the standard edition of Windows server then with each copy of the operating system, you have two virtual machines for free."
  • "Because we're an NGO or a charity, we get discount rates from Microsoft. The costs are not astronomical for us. To give you an example, Office 2019 would only cost 30 or 45 for us. We tend to use the on-premises version rather than the cloud version. The reason is that the subscription service works out more expensive after a few years than the on-premise version. We're not worried about having the bleeding edge stuff. We just want it to be functional."
  • "Hyper-V is cost-effective and is a one-time purchase. Microsoft has multiple licensing options available, such as a subscription model and an outside purchase model that customers can choose as per their requirements."
  • "There is a license required for this solution. I would recommend purchasing the support."
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  • "Oracle VM is free if you are running it on Oracle infrastructure hardware, otherwise, it is subscription-based."
  • "Licensing costs are less for Oracle Linux and for clients moving to the Oracle Cloud, as it is included in the price of the subscription."
  • "I recommend this for any customer wanting to reduce their licensing costs for packaged applications."
  • "If you choose Oracle hardware, then this virtualization software is included along with support."
  • "We were able to deploy our solution at near zero cost compared to other vendors since the licenses come with our Oracle hardware."
  • "With having a global contract, we get some discounts."
  • "All other vendors are selling their licenses to use the VM, but Oracle isn't doing that, which is its biggest advantage. It is free. All you have to do is get the hardware. You can create an unlimited number of VMs for free. With VMware, you have to purchase licenses for the number of VMs that you want to create. You only pay for their premium support, and even that is optional. I am now learning this product, and we can even do without the support."
  • "Oracle is free of charge, although you have to have a subscription for the support."
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    Questions from the Community
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    KVM is better. But let's just look at the software instead of judging. Hyper-V was a free solution from Microsoft to virtualize Server or Client OS as it is a feature on Windows Server since 2008… more »
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    One of the best things about Proxmox VE is that it is open-source and very inexpensive. You get all of the same features as with the more well-known products. Proxmox VE is very easy to deploy - it… more »
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    The solution is highly stable.
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    I would prefer if KVM was easier to scale and not so limited. Overall the product has been helpful. It is easy to use, and was quite straight-forward to set up. Since I have been using KVM, I have not… more »
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    Oracle VM seems to me to be kind of outdated. Nevertheless, it is fairly straightforward to use and maintain. The solution can just be set and you can forget about it, and the scalability is… more »
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    The solution is easy to use. You can spin one up when you need to and then shut it down.
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    Overview

    Hyper-V is a native hypervisor for x86-64 systems, enabling platform virtualization. It is a Microsoft product that comes in two forms. One form is Hyper-V as a standalone product, known as Hyper-V Server (Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 is the latest version). The other form is as a role to be installed in Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, or the x64 version of Window 8 Pro. No matter what form it takes, Hyper-V gives you the services and tools required to create a virtualized server environment.

    Hyper-V creates a cost-effective, stable and productive server virtualization environment by running multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, and more, in parallel on one server.

    Some of the business benefits of installing Hyper-V include:

    • Create a private cloud environment or expand an existing one.
    • Optimize hardware utilization and minimize resource consumption by consolidating servers in the form of virtual machines on one physical host.
    • Improvement of business continuity.
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure creation or expansion.
    • Greater efficiency for test and development activities.

    Oracle VM for x86

    Oracle VM for x86 is a Xen based server virtualization platform for public and private cloud and traditional on premise deployment. Oracle VM offers full lifecycle and application deployment from disk to cloud.

    Designed and optimized for security, efficiency and performance Oracle VM supports major hardware vendors x86 and storage platforms and can run workloads on Linux, Windows and Oracle Solaris. Uniquely for our virtualization platform it offers live patching via Ksplice enhancing security and minimizing service disruption. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

    Oracle VM for SPARC

    Oracle VM for SPARC is a firmware based virtualization platform for Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC based servers running Solaris. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

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    Large customer base from all industries, all over the world. Two major Hyper-V customers are Telefonica and EmpireCLS.
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    Midsize Enterprise26%
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    Hyper-V is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 39 reviews while Oracle VM is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 16 reviews. Hyper-V is rated 7.6, while Oracle VM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Hyper-V writes "It's a low-cost solution that enabled us to shrink everything down into a single server ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Good documentation and a simple setup but has a terrible licensing structure". Hyper-V is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Nutanix AHV, whereas Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Proxmox VE and RHEV. See our Hyper-V vs. Oracle VM report.

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