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  • Question

  • Originally I thought hyper-v was similar to esxi or xenserver. But I'm running win 2008 server and hyper-v is available.
    Is there a differentiation between hyper-v that is comparable to esxi/xenserver vs vmware/xen/virtual box etc

    Thanks


    • Edited by ZenMasta Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:08 PM
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:08 PM

Answers

  • ESX/ESXi, XenServer are baremetal hypervisors

    Advantage with Hyper-V is that you can install it as a baremetal with small disk footprint as well as install it as part of full OS installation.

    Also see - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/96dc348f-8110-4c95-8742-c3938451ad2c/windows-server-2012-with-hyperv-vs-hyperv3-bare-metal-install?forum=winserverhyperv


    Sachin Gadhave MCP, MCSA, MCTS, CCA, VCP, ITIL

    • Proposed as answer by TNJMAN Wednesday, October 30, 2013 2:36 PM
    • Marked as answer by ZenMasta Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:46 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by ZenMasta Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:46 PM
    • Marked as answer by ZenMasta Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:47 PM
    Sunday, October 27, 2013 5:38 AM
  • Yes, Hyper-V running on Windows is basically equivalent to virtualbox/vmware.

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    tnjman

    • Marked as answer by ZenMasta Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:46 PM
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 2:36 PM

All replies

  • ESX/ESXi, XenServer are baremetal hypervisors

    Advantage with Hyper-V is that you can install it as a baremetal with small disk footprint as well as install it as part of full OS installation.

    Also see - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/96dc348f-8110-4c95-8742-c3938451ad2c/windows-server-2012-with-hyperv-vs-hyperv3-bare-metal-install?forum=winserverhyperv


    Sachin Gadhave MCP, MCSA, MCTS, CCA, VCP, ITIL

    • Proposed as answer by TNJMAN Wednesday, October 30, 2013 2:36 PM
    • Marked as answer by ZenMasta Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:46 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by ZenMasta Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:46 PM
    • Marked as answer by ZenMasta Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:47 PM
    Sunday, October 27, 2013 5:38 AM
  • So then when you use hyper v inside of windows, it is basically the same as virtual box/vmware right?
    Sunday, October 27, 2013 10:11 PM
  • Yes, Hyper-V running on Windows is basically equivalent to virtualbox/vmware.

    Please remember to Mark as Answer if I helped answer your question. You may also mark multiple answers, if more than one person helped answer your question. Thanks.


    tnjman

    • Marked as answer by ZenMasta Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:46 PM
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 2:36 PM
  • No, it's not "basically equivalent". It's a baremetal hypervisor like Xen or VMware ESXi. The difference is that it typically runs a "parent partition" OS -- a newer Windows client or server build -- which manages the hypervisor and acts like an administration OS. What you typically call guest OSes, are are then termed guest partitions, and these "run" *beside* the parent partition.

    The equivalence you allude to may be assumed only in the GUI that may confuse people -- you get a MMC console snap-in which lets you manage your guest machines from your Windows OS (which you think is your hypervisor, but it's not) and you then think that the guest OSes run on top of Windows, which they don't.

    See the following well-informed answer superuser.com, a Stack Exchange site:

    https://superuser.com/a/836123



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