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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 is a stand-alone product providing a simplified, reliable, cost-effective and optimized virtualization solution.

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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 is a stand-alone product providing a simplified, reliable, cost-effective and optimized virtualization solution.


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Financial Systems Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The ease of use and the way information is organized within the program. The various options for taking snapshots and managing the resources for each server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve is high but the help areas make this obstacle not as daunting as first perceived. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Server management and allocating resources. Troubleshooting issues and making sure servers are up and running when required. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT technician
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

If you need to virtualize services, both for a company and for an organization, I think Hyper-V is the best solution you can use.

You have the ability to virtualize and manage virtually every aspect of a service.

It makes it possible to create virtual disks, both dynamic and static, to be assigned to the various virtualized machines.

It allows you to create screenshots of the state of the machine, in order to save the state of the machine up to a certain point and continue with a copy, leaving the previous version intact.

with the possibility then to combine these screenshots to save only the necessary work and, eventually, discard the errors.

Furthermore it is already present as a service in every version of Windows server / pro, just activate it from the services screen. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is slightly cumbersome and more comprehensible only to professionals.

It is not immediate and we need to work a little to understand how to exploit its immense potential. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Before using it for work, experiment and work on your behalf, so you know it thoroughly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I virtualized different services, maintaining security and stability.

Despite the complexity, it is really reliable and can hardly, in the short time, be replaced by other similar programs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Telecommunications Engineer and Support
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Hyper-v very important help collaboration and tools within the technological world and the opening to the migration of virtualized services within any company we have institutionalized virtualization as a method of economic savings and systems resources to take advantage of all our applications at a general level we like very much the way we have all systems grouped in one place the same physical equipment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

in this sense there is permission of great utility for our organization considered that it fulfills all the necessary requirements to please the public in general in this opportunity the only thing that could count of improvement is the form of access and that an action of vpn is included for the access of the public networks expanding its benefits to all the areas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

the hyper-v initiative to become massified therefore being my recommendation to all those companies that have the unrestricted desire to continue growing and go hand in hand with all the technological advances that in this world requires, and so always be on par with the highest levels of confidence for our customers both external and internal who sometimes turn out to be the most important for the levels of support they request.

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What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

is an impressive help for our company as our staff has been trained based on the creation of virtual environments and has had a higher performance among all the technological advances in this new era faithfully support this initiative. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Support Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

In what way can we experience virtual environments within a company or organization, or really know when it is necessary to virtualize services, these were questions that we as a telecommunications company made and that is when we decided to use hyper-v, since this important application has allowed us to migrate high capacity servers to virtual machine helping us in this way to be able to program maintenance scenario without cutting the service we like very much the way of working hyper-v, is idea to be used in critical company like ours, where the service can not be cut for long periods of time. Excellent and great application very very Excellent Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Within all that we have done an implementation of this application we have not had any problem we have adapted perfectly to all the changes and assumptions of solutions that Hyper-V provides us, is a wonderful and excellent application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This tool was totally recommended to all those users who wish to migrate from physical servers to virtualized servers. He considered that it is a way to optimize our resources and lower costs in new equipment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

hyper v helped us to resize our storage levels and acquire new hard disk equipment to equip our servers and the virtualization scenario is considered a little more stable, in all this process we have received first hand support from the hyper-v team being the implementation process much simpler. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Telecommunications Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Many will wonder how to do to have a virtualization environment in our company, here where I tell you Hyper-V is the best application and tool to create virtualized environments within our organization, such an incredible complement allows us to add all the resources we have on physical equipment to migrate the virtualized environments, Currently our company has more than fifteen virtualized servers, having only interest physical equipment, taking into account that we have five virtualized equipment per server, this gives us greater performance with reliability, efficiency, and scope to the management of all resources without the need to reach our data room with large equipment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Honestly I have nothing to worry about Hyper-V so I agree and support the initiatives presented by this team, I can also conclude that I have absolutely no flaws or reproaches of the way Hyper-v works. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend Hyper-V for the stabilization of the network, and creation of virtualized donor, there is no better way to run virtual machines, than that presented by this program, hyper-v is the most didactic and practical way we have for the fulfillment of all our tasks in the technology department. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This important tool provided by Windows has catapulted my organization's technology department, since we are using high level technology systems, and all of them are running inside virtual machines, achieving in this way the integrity and the fulfillment of all the objectives presented by the organization, referring to the attention of the user, the rendering of services and the quality of the same. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Support Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Hyper-V is a powerful, efficient and fast virtualization environment that allows to group all the services that are desired under a virtual environment and through the sharing of the same physical equipment, this environment only merits the disposition of storage capacity, ram memory availability and availability of network interfaces according to what is needed, I am for us has been paramount because we could group a set of physical servers from a single by virtualization of all services, Hyper-V allowed us to have a complete stabilization of our servers since many of them had failures of current, disks and for antiquity, we obtained equipas an iron with all the specifications required so that the same one worked without problem some. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In a beginning of installation we did not like the way to load the files that we had in the old servers, but with the tool of creations of images iso and load of files I turn out to be quite fast, we managed to solve this detail and to continue with what we had planned, we requested support to the team of Microsoft and they lent us the necessary help. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Fully recommended to all users who want and intend to use new tools that meet the necessary items in this new technological age. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hyper-V turned out to be a very versatile and important tool in our growth process and allowed us to use that economic capital in other equipments for the improvement of our network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Consultant
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

With Hyper-V you can create virtual machines in a very simple way, also this tool has an advantage and is that it is incorporated into Windows 10, so if you have Windows 10 already has Hyper-V, just enable it.

Hyper-V is very interesting because it allows you to create virtual machines to test demos of devices, create servers, create machines to test operating systems, etc.

If you have a computer with a good hard disk, RAM and CPU specifications, then you can create multiple virtual machines and manage them all in one place. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

What I don't like about Hyper-V is that if you have other software to virtualize they create conflicts between them and give you problems to create or run the virtual machines.

When you have these problems of conflicts is very difficult to solve because it involves several steps in the Windows registry which can cause even worse failures in the operating system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't install another application to virtualize if you already have Hyper-V enabled, because it will cause you conflicts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the help of Hyper-V I have been able to create multiple Virtual Machines, some have been to test Software and Devices, other machines have been to create domain Servers with Windows Active Directory, print servers, server to mount Antivirus consoles, among others.

It seems to me that the virtual machines work excellently, do not have any kind of slowness, as Hyper-V allows you to select the network cards we can have a different IP for each server.

Hyper-V is a great tool to use in case you need to have several servers but only one physical server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It allows you to experience the benefits of virtualization, even adopting complex solutions, with limited costs compared to other competitors. Two examples: Server Message Block (SMB), that uses instead SANs (more expensive) hardware low-cost mainstream for the VDI distribution and Session virtual fair share, that increase the density of virtualization sessions by a wise distribution of resources against peaks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

To manage Hyper-V, you need multiple consoles such as Failover Cluster Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Hyper-V Manager. For all of these consoles, the interface can undoubtedly be improved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thanks to Hyper-V we are able to manage different virtualization environments, taking care of the performance aspects that are crucial for the reliability of the software that runs on them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mining & Metals
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Hyper-V is an indispensable part of the Windows Server environment. Most of our servers are virtualized, making backup, hardware protection, and so many other considerations simpler. It provides an excellent way to run test environments, and divide up server tasks between different logical machines. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Hyper-V, as with anything in Windows Server, can at times be buggy. Certain commands aren't always completed successfully, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are few if any hypervisor applications that integrate as well with Windows server. Hyper-V is clean, functional, and powerful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hyper-V allows us to run as many different servers as we need in order to properly distribute our computing and storage loads. It also gives us only one set of hardware to take care of and maintain. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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System Administrator
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The application takes the hardware from our real computer to their virtual devices. that is, from our own ram and cpu sources; to create a virtual structure. I like the fact that it can create a virtual environment without demanding huge hardware resources. settings can be made very quickly. it takes only 1 minute to create a virtual machine. After creating this structure, the operating system installation phase begins. can provide you with a full backup of your system. The interface and management screen are very nice. Easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Although it does not see its negative features, it is an application that we see many benefits and use it continuously. I can't write anything negative in terms of features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Both on the server and on the client side. ; We created a test environment by creating our virtual devices. In this way, instead of passing directly to the real environment we need to make improvements before testing and then passed. this reduced the risk factor to a minimum. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network and Support Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Hyper-V is the father of virtualization is incredible as this tool manages to independent great services within an organization, we are worthy example of them thanks to the implementation of Hyper-V we have migrated a total of 40 servers achieving an optimization me degree a total of 40 servers achieving an optimization of the services provided in them, we liked this idea very much and the operational managers of the company made an incredible effort to keep the active licenses of this incredible service. Hyper-V is simply perfect and sensational, we are very happy with your arrival to our company.. Thank you for everything . Is Great Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We would like to improve a little the graphic interface that was perhaps a little more in line with the one used today with more colors and a new design in the buttons to accept the actions that this application generates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

We recommend Hyper-V to any technology department that wants to perfect and keep in the technological thread their departments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The greatest benefit that Hyper-V has provided us is to be able to implement in a controlled way the migration of all our servers without losing any information in this process that is worth much more than we have provided the ability to implement in a controlled way the migration of all our servers without losing any information in this process that is worth much and is worth admiring. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Support Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

the world of everything we connect independently we do not find it necessary to innovate and adopt new ones, this is the case of Hyper-V, we as a leading company in telecommunications and provision of services to outsourced companies are in search of a software that would allow us to establish a virtual reality so to speak, we have an operating capacity of more than 30 physical servers some of them with some electrical downturns that we suffered in our country suffered severe damage making it impossible to connect to servers, in this sense we proceeded to locate a virtualization software that will allow us to have all the applications connected to the disposition of the connection of users and external clients, Hyper-V within its entire organization and complements that integrate it to achieve that our services are operational, the implementation of this tool has been very useful for our company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As for what displeases us, there are very few failures that we have found in a short time we managed to raise all the servers create virtual machines, and unify all billing systems customer service and human resources to have the disposition of all users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

From the moment we implemented these services, I have recommended Hyper-V to all known companiesarroba to think you knew and to customers what is a and note service work I consider that Hyper-V is of great utility to the company regardless of the area they perform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

helped us to raise all the services that we had fallen at a given time because the physical equipment was damaged by factors, has been very useful for the operation and operational capacity of our organization, thanks to this we are very happy complements offered. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Consultan
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

For my job I always find myself testing demos of telecommunication devices that are coming to market, most of these come as VMs to be deployed with Hyper-V or VMware.

I usually choose Hyper-v as it seems like the best tool to virtualize and it comes completely free with my Windows 10 license.

I not only use Hyper-v to test demos but I also use it to virtualize servers inside the company I work for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are several things I don't like about Hyper-v, one of them is the incompatibility problems that occur when there is another virtualization tool installed in the system.

Another thing I don't like is that VM cloning can sometimes cause certain problems, since it's not just copying and pasting the machine into another directory. A few extra steps are required. The VM configuration file clones well, the problem is the VHD Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hyper-v is a very useful tool for testing new devices, the ease of creating virtual machines allows these tests to be performed efficiently.

In addition to helping with the testing of new software, Hyper-v also allows you to create virtual servers that work in the same way as a physical server, with the advantage that being virtualized can be migrated in a simpler way.

Hyper-v has helped me create virtual machines with any operating system, all VMs can run simultaneously and can be centrally managed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Pre-sales Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Hyper-V is the most impressive and incredible application of VIRTUALIZATION that can exist in the technological history, this allows all users who use it to store their files and equipment virtually and be able to transport them wherever they go without having a physical equipment as such, Disemitech uses it directly, since all the files of servers of the company are loaded in virtual machines, the servers of rrhh, the different managements are available in the network by means of this application, likewise it allows us to add, to share and to give permissionologies of connection, becoming a very safe tool and this stable.

Hyper-V is very friendly, not limited and helps all users regardless of the level of experience it has, adapts perfectly to administrative tasks. Hyper-V is sensational. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I disliked the possibility and limit of storage, but when I started using Hyper-V I realized that this only depends on the hard drive capacity that I have so we can increase the capacity of virtual machines as long as we have storage at our disposal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend it in its maximum totality, and I invite all users to explore this tool and know each of its benefits to start adopting new measures of this important technological age. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I help to solve the use of physical equipment because all my files are managed from virtual machines in Hyper-V, it has really helped me a lot, likewise I have managed to create virtual machines and share them only with the staff that requires its use and allow you to make modifications and edits from the network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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working in shapoorji pallonji and group of companies as SAP offices and handling their infra
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
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What do you like best?

I am liking working on this platform of virtualisation as we can simply install this hyperV on windows server. we just need to simply install the windows OS on any server and can install hyperV on that and can virtualise the resources of server.

we can simply manage the network as well from hyperV, and the best part is that we can even export the VM or making a image of that VM and and import in other platform by using that image without any data loss. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I did not found anything in this Platform as we are using this I found it very simple and good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

it is fine to use if small number of users are using the application which exist on the server of HyperV because it doesn't provide load balancing option if number id user increases on the application the performance of the server of application will get slow.

but for small organisation and less users it is good and easy in use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am just providing the virtual machines to our client and creating their network segment.

I create a vm and mount ISO image which OS I want to instal in the VM of hyperV platform according to clients requirement Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Presales Technical Consultant
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It does everything i need in my virtualisation efforts. Its very easy to manage thanks to windows inter connectivity ability allowing me to put a hyper v manager on any machine with a low weight Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The Core os options are good but limited a nice thing to have would be a simple way on install to setup access to share the hard drives Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great in house option but VMware offers a more widely known and complete solution Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Virtualisation of our servers and creation of multiple vms from single image Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Estremamente flessibile, consente di utilizzare VM di ogni tipologia e di effettuare troubleshooting in maniera molto rapida ed efficace. Rispetto a VMware ha una architettura sicuramente diversa, ma per certi aspetti è sicuramente più immediata la gestione di problemi legati a configurazioni o errori di componenti del sistema operativo. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Non sono stati del tutto superati i problemi legati alla nested virualization e all'esecuzione di virtual machine su cui girano microservizi / docker. Ho verificato infatti che in molti casi l'utilizzo di virtual machine con docker o microservizi causa o problemi si networking o problemi hardware (blue screen) sulle macchine che li eseguono. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sicuramente la possibilità di virtualizzazione di centinaia di macchine, con una efficace gestione dell'HA in caso di failover Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AA
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Good integration with Microsoft products, Lower license costs, simpler to manage.

good peer support. can be clustered by using Microsoft cluster service. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

some of the High end features found in VMware might not be there, but the price bracket is also lot lower. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is an cost effective solution of virtualization, good for those organizations which already have Microsoft based infrastructure.

It might not be as robust as VMware's latest offerings, but not a slouch either. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data center foot print,

More efficient utilization of Hardware Resource.

Easier Management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Tc
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is a free tool and allows a manager console to be placed on any machine. It integrates really nicely into an only windows environment but allows you the ability to have linux hosts also Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The core OS hyperV build can be painful to manage and control file sharing access with its a manual process to setup fileshares and datastreams between systems Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you think about task scheduling when copying virtual disks Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Virtualisation of our print environment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Citrix Implementation Engineer
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Easily deployable, manageable and usable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Hyper-v licenses are on the costlier side as the licensing is based on no.of processor cores Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Simple to deploy and easy to manage however maintaining SCVMM on top of hyper-v would need extra care and expertise, on the whole this product is the best if you are not looking for GPU based virtualization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A server virtualization platform which helps in managing the entire VM infrastructure in a systematic

and easy manner Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Specialist
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to install and activate. Everything on the management screen is easy to understand. The interface is beautiful. working fast. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

it is very difficult for me to say any bad property that is completely working. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

as a feature of my work; I need to test on multiple machines at the same time. these machines should also have different operating systems. if I have to do this with physical devices, I need a lot of space and it costs more. hyper-v allows me to use multiple machines in a virtual environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is quite simple product. This is available on open source platform. This virtualization platform is offered free by Microsoft in the server license. This supports failover cluster structure. It allows active-active operation as a shared volume. For configuration part, live-migration and quick-migration features are useful. It also provides integration support with other tools as well. It's having too many documentation and communities for our help. It is ahead of its competitors in terms of cost-performance. We can say that, this is the most successful product from the Microsoft in virtualization infrastructure product category. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is improvement require especially in terms of security. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were used this method for our in-house web application projects. We have replaced our physical server with this virtual server. It's costs us very less compared to physical server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Compatibility and Snapshots. You can manage and group Virtual Machines and make backups before changes in a snap! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Is not available for Linux based servers. If you are a Microsoft Server Administrator and you need to manage Virtual Machines on, example, Ubuntu Server, you can't because is not available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need a virtualization tool for your windows server enviroment, Hyper-V is 100% recommended. You can have it installed on your server and can have many Virtual Machines distributed on diferents hosts, well, with Hyper-V you will manage all of them on a single portal alltogether, you can make snapshots before make a change or new instalation of a Virtual Machine. Also, Hyper-V is integrated with Windows 10 as a feature. You can download it and will have the same access to its features like the server app.

What i don't like: is not opensource like virtualbox. I know there is another VM Managers software, but being opensource, i know there will be a whole community giving support and improvement to the software. Besides, opensource is free, and can be headed to be compatible with any platform in the future.

About the hardware handling, Hyper-V manage for diferents Virtual Machines your hardware (CPU, RAM, Hard Drive space), you can assign it however you want and however you need it. I really recomment it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Manage a lot VM distributed on diferent hosts on a single management panel. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Technology and Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Very easy to use and to manage. I like the clustering option, failover and the scalability of the software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not had any major problems with hyper-v but I would say that the licencing model against Windows virtual machines is very complicated Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hosting virtual servers is a breeze. Very easy and quick to set up a server or temporary workspace. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Cloud Engineer
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What do you like best?

Integration with Microsoft services. Easy management of checkpoints. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Difficult to manage the Hyper-V replica. Also, better support for older operating systems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I virtualized an old physical Serve into a single VM for Hyper-V. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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