"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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:
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.
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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