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8 out of 10
April 04, 2022
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  • Management console (70)
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Installation demo of GUI for Hyper-V 2012, 2012 R2 & 2016 Core

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hyper v windows 10 - virtual machine | Microsoft Hyper-V (tutorial)

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Hyper-V Dynamic Memory and Remote FX Demo

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Configuring and running the AX 2012 Hyper-V image with VirtualBox

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Step 2 - Setting up the Hyper-V Admin Console using RSAT for Windows 7

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Server Virtualization

Server virtualization allows multiple operating systems to be run completely independently on a single server

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Cost-effectiveness: Users consistently praise the cost-effectiveness of Hyper-V in comparison to VMware ESXi, making it a budget-friendly virtualization option that meets their financial needs. The lower upfront costs and potential savings on licensing fees are key factors driving user satisfaction with Hyper-V's affordability.

Efficient resource utilization: Many users have highlighted Hyper-V's efficiency in terms of speed of deployment and resource utilization. The automation and PowerShell accessibility contribute to streamlined operations and optimal resource allocation, resulting in improved productivity for IT teams managing virtual environments.

Disaster recovery features: The ability of Hyper-V to create backup copies of virtual machines for disaster recovery purposes has been well-received by users. This feature provides an added layer of security and peace of mind for maintaining business continuity during unforeseen events, demonstrating the reliability and robustness of Hyper-V as a virtualization solution.

Cumbersome Management of Storage: Several users have found the management of storage in Hyper-V to be cumbersome, especially when compared to VMware ESXi. They highlighted the lack of a separate panel for LUNs/data stores as a significant drawback.

Lack of macOS Support: Users have pointed out the absence of macOS support as a limitation of Hyper-V. This has been mentioned alongside initial difficulties faced in implementing clustered shared volume.

Performance Concerns for Heavy Workloads: Some users have raised concerns about potential performance issues when running heavy workload applications and databases on Hyper-V. This issue has been noted as an area that needs improvement by users.

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Hyper-V is used to host on-premise servers, is hosting Windows servers and Linux servers.It provides an easy virtualization environment without having to spend money in licensing. It's rock solid, we had not experienced availability or performance problems.
  • Good performance
  • Availavility
  • Reliability
  • DR integration with third party solutions / partners
  • OS updates may require rebooting the server. Too many updates monthly
Overall it's a good product, has a good performance, reliability and it's easy to use.
We're trying to setup a DR scenario replicated on private cloud and here is where we have found problems, because Hyper-V is not supported in this scenario, but with vmware can be done. So it's a bit dissapointing. We have to wait an update of the DR management SW or move to vmware.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Hyper-V is our production hypervisor, replacing VMware's ESXi which we ran for nearly a decade. We moved from ESXi to Hyper-V after support issues during a major incident. We also wanted to have closer integration with Microsoft Azure, our chosen Cloud platform. This has opened up the door to Azure Site Recovery to address potential Disaster Recovery scenarios.
  • Integration with Microsoft System Center.
  • MS Windows administrative users have a head start with using Hyper-V as it is a familiar product.
  • It's very cost effective compared to VMware ESXi.
  • We manage Hyper-V using both System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and the in-build Hyper-V administration tool, the former being the main product we use as the built-in tool is very light on functionality, unlike VMware ESXi.
  • Management of storage is not great and quite a shift away from how VMware does it with ESXi; there is no separate panel/blade/window for LUNs/data stores, which means there is a lot of back and forth when trying to manage storage.
  • A dedicated client with all functionality in one place would be awesome.
  • Having the equivalent of ESXi's virtual console is something which is absolutely needed.
If budgets are stretched, Hyper-V is a very cost effective solution. Any veteran MS Windows administrators will have little issue in getting to grips with this. If you are familiar with VMware solutions, then you may find Hyper-V a little frustrating as it does lack some of the functionality of those products, however nothing that will prevent you from managing your virtual workloads and estate. Since rolling out Hyper-V 2019 we have had no real issues with it; ESXi seemed to have more issues and was less forgiving with hardware compatibility.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Hyper-V was used to extend our ability to quickly prototype and build server infrastructure. We also were using it to develop 'golden images' or other troubleshooting techniques that allowed our organization to quickly deploy and investigate strange edge cases in our infrastructure It has been slightly superseded by our movement into Azure for the majority of our server infrastructure.
  • Speed of deployment.
  • Cost versus resources.
  • Automation and PowerShell accessibility.
  • Control System integration could be improved.
  • Better documentation.
  • Interchangeability of hard drives (VHD, VHDX, first gen/second gen).
Hyper-V is a great technology and its inclusion on a large number of Windows Operating systems, not just servers allows for a lot of opportunity to experiment and play with the technology, both from a learning standpoint, as well as gaining experience that will translate into working with Azure and other cloud based technologies. Azure is the next step in server and infrastructure management.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Hyper-V is a great technology that allows us to create virtual machines and helps us to maintain multiple operating systems on a single physical server. This technology allows us to reduce the cost and count of physical servers in the data center.
  • Hyper-V allows us to test the software and tools on multiple operating systems
  • Hyper-V allows us to create multiple virtual machines on a single physical server
  • Hyper-V helps to reduce the cost and count of physical servers in data center
  • Microsoft provides great support and maintenance
  • Heavy work load application and database might face some performance issues
  • Disk management needs to improve
Hyper-V is a great virtualization technology that allows us to create virtual machines over a single physical server. Hyper-V helps us to reduce the data center infrastructure cost and physical server count. Hyper-V provides the centralization environment to maintain all the virtual machines. We can easily manage VMs resources like disk, CPU, and memory.
April 04, 2022

2nd best

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We used to use Hyper-V in our organization for our virtualized workloads. Hyper-Vprovides a solution for growing organizations that have way too much of a physical presence. Without Hyper-V, datacenters would be filled with single-purpose, standalone servers. Having said that, 99% of our environment currently runs on ESXi. There are things ESXi does better and that is why we chose to move off of Hyper-V.
  • DR and Backup - Hyper-V can make backup copies of VM's and store them elsewhere.
  • Supports live migrations, storage migrations, and import/export.
  • Does not support macOS.
  • Clustered shared volume is difficult to implement at first.
Hyper-V is highly scalable and flexible and does most things that VMware can, but not quite as well. I feel that Hyper-V development has stagnated and is no longer a true competitor in its class, but that does not mean that it is a bad choice. Hyper-V still needs Windows installed before you setup the Hyper-V role, whereas ESXi does not require a base OS.
Stacey Arjen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Excellent technology that lets us easily create virtual machines environment and helps manage multiple operating systems on a single physical server. It enables me to quickly dedicate different groups' access to different systems because of its incredible capabilities. It effectively helps test software on multiple operating systems using multiple virtual machines and is highly reliable when running software that requires an older version.
  • Easy to create multiple virtual machines and manage multiple OS on a single physical hardware.
  • Easy to run software that require an older version.
  • Easy to test software on multiple OS.
  • Applications that requires GPUs for processing, does not work well.
  • High-precision applications have issues running on VM.
Great technology by Microsoft that enables one to easily create virtual machines and manage multiple operating systems on a single physical hardware. It is highly flexible and helps save time and money when in need of computing resources. Live migration capabilities with windows server and Hyper-V replication for efficient backups and disaster recovery possibilities.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use 5 physical servers and run over 60 virtual servers. We user the latest version of the host server OS, because of connectivity to Azure services, use Site Recovery and Azure Backup and vulnerability checks with Security Center.
Tese solutions make it easy to plan and execute BCP and recovery of the systems.
  • Microsoft gives us useful supports and maintenances, technical informations about Hyper-V and other related solutions.
  • We would like to be able to backup and restore cluster shared volumes and VM shared volumes more easily.
If you are using Windows Servers, Hyper-V is the best choice for cost-effectiveness and ease of system management.If you can buy hi-peformance host servers, you should purchace Windows Server Datacenter edition lisence.
Alex Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
This is an easy system with intuitive capabilities for effective virtualization and great functions for multiple big data transportation across other platforms through Cloud services. The interface of Hyper-V is a clean and very accessible tool. Hyper-V deployment and the features configuration are easy and their performance on Cloud services is excellent.
  • Useful data migration solution.
  • Support team is active and reliable.
  • Quality business data management functionalities.
  • Only setting the interface security when getting started with Hyper-V.
  • On feedback collection from multiple data processing operations.
  • Customizing deep functionalities of Hyper-V when new to the product.
Nice software which offers excellent Cloud functionalities and secure channels to effectively move important business data and management of various services without risking any information to various cyber threats. Hyper-V also allows the migration of huge volumes of multiple data with different formats and creating reports is easy for any user.
Taner Imamoglu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Hyper-V in our organization for Virtual servers with various roles and also for virtual clients for test applications.
Our scope of use case has two main cases first having virtual servers to update/upgrade servers easily/revert changes or bring servers back online from backups and also having virtual clients for testing new applications, group policy rules, and other organizational changes
  • Editing configuration of virtual machines.
  • Installing Windows operating system based VM client computer easier than rivals.
  • Efficient resource use and management.
  • Able to use usb drives for operating system installation without needing .iso file.
  • Dedicated gpu virtualisation could be easier for VMs.
  • The console interface could be improved and shows a small thumbnail of running machines.
Because Hyper-V is a Microsoft product and based on Windows OS, creating virtual Windows servers and clients are easy. When we want to test our group policies it it best to do it on hyper-v environment then implement to production clients. The same goes with operating system quality and features updates as well as operating system upgrades.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In our organization, Hyper-V is mostly used to create a separate test environment. These are labs that consist of one or more machines, mostly Microsoft Windows operating systems, where software is installed to reproduce issues. In our business as a software vendor, I as a technical support engineer, often need to create new environments for testing purposes. This is where Hyper-V comes in handy.
  • Ability to create new machines.
  • Change the configuration of machines, like memory or CPU.
  • Export import virtual machines from/to another Hyper-V environment.
  • The network configuration for the machines is not that easy to set up. E.g. to have them contact the internet, for example, create VLANs.
  • Snapshot management can be a bit more user-friendly. A good overview of snapshots is missing.
  • The efficiency of resource usage can be better.
At first, I only used Microsoft Hyper-V on my own computer. This virtualization software, Hyper-V, is very good to use for creating local labs with one or more virtual machines to do reproductions. Or to perform tests without affecting any production environment. Since this is only used on a local computer, I can't tell how it performs or how manageable it is when used in production environments.
Borislav Traykov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Hyper-V comes with specific Microsoft licenses to our organization so we use it as a "freebie" which makes it more desirable in some cases than any other virtualization solution simply because we don't need to pay hefty Enterprise-grade licenses. We do use Hyper-V in a rather simplistic way - host servers and guest VMs on each one. However, for this purpose alone we are pretty satisfied with what we get. In a previous company, I was a part of the efforts for automated provisioning of VMs in Hyper-V and even though it required A LOT of reading semi-internal documentation and some in-depth posts, we got it running in a pretty stable state.
  • Easy to use GUI - very easy for someone with sufficient Windows experience - not necessarily a system administrator.
  • Provisioning VMs with different OSes - we mostly rely on different flavors of Windows Server, but having a few *nix distributions was not that difficult.
  • Managing virtual networks - we usually have 1 or 2 VLANs for our business purposes, but we are happy with the outcomes.
  • Hyper-V is very slow to adapt to trends in infrastructure and its features are very basic when compared to the offerings from VMWare and some other companies.
  • For instance, VMWare has implemented a built-in Kubernetes cluster provisioning feature (that comes with a specific license that costs extra of course).
  • Hyper-V's infrastructure monitoring is very basic and altering is non-existent. It's up to the system administrators to either create or install separate monitoring & alerting solutions.
  • Hyper-V cannot handle some virtualization needs all that well - my example is with VM backups and snapshots. Both of these are supposed to fulfill specific needs, but there are a number of gotchas in each of those cases (easily corruptible VHD files, gradually growing in size snapshots) that an administrator needs to address occasionally - administration overhead where you would not expect it.
Hyper-V is an OK virtualization hypervisor when used on a Windows workstation or when you have a license for it as a freebie (and no budget and/or knowledge for one of VMWare's solutions). You can do a lot of virtualization tasks manually without problems. Long-term management and more complicated use cases will be challenging and need to be considered. Finally, Hyper-V is not that well suited to be a part of hybrid cloud infrastructure - most of the tooling is proprietary to Microsoft so it's very rare that someone or some system is able to manage Hyper-V hosts using SDKs and APIs.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Hyper-V to test malware and security analysis over binary research at the lab. Hyper-V pretty much provides a virtualization layer from the host machine to securely test vulnerability exploits on a different version of operation systems safely and securely. We're able to automate our testing suite with help of Hyper-V commands enabled in windows 10.
  • Virtualization
  • Executing different operating system versions.
  • Secure access to files & resource with limits.
  • Hyper-V public API commands can be improved to automate security analysis.
  • Only available on windows 10 pro version.
It's well suited for automation, testing, and research purposes in security labs. Hyper-V really provides performance compared to other virtualization products.
Brian Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
Hyper-V is our preferred hypervisor, as all our techs are familiar with the Microsoft universe already they quickly learn how to manage the software without a need to learn a second Operating System, this familiarity allows us to quickly roll out new systems as needed and to troubleshoot those systems the rare times it has been needed.
  • Ease of Use.
  • Low Entry Cost.
  • Quick Deployment.
  • Improved backup system.
  • Better central management.
Small businesses that are trying to save costs when software requires a dedicated server are what we have found to be the most useful scenario for Hyper-V as more and more vendors are requiring dedicated server installs for their software. While I understand how this makes support easier for them a small business usually has more than enough horsepower with their existing systems to support these lines of business apps, as Hyper-V licenses are already included when buying windows servers this is often a no-cost option for clients.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We run almost all our servers virtualized and Hyper-V was the best and most cost-effective option. Especially in an almost full Windows Environment.
  • Server Virtualisation.
  • Transfer to different host.
  • Good integration.
  • It works best in a Windows environment.
We run all our Windows servers virtualized on a couple of physical servers. All the hosts run Hyper-V servers and each will run a couple of virtual servers. It is easy to do backups and restore full VMs when needed. Some VMs we have on multiple hosts in case a host goes down and we quickly need to get the VM up and running again.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Hyper-V to run all our production servers. Since we have Windows Server Datacenter, we are not restricted in the number of virtual machines we can run. Since we have one physical server that is purposed for Hyper-V, we have saved quite a bit on hardware while keeping our systems up-to-date and available.
  • Ease of creating new virtual machines.
  • Integrates with Microsoft environment seamlessly.
  • Provides central management of all server images.
  • Provisioning of virtual machines can be unclear at first.
  • Networking could be easier.
I see Hyper-V as working well in a shop that has limited resources. First, it's available at no extra cost via Windows Server licensing. And, if you license Windows Server Datacenter on your Hyper-V host, you can spin up as many servers as your hardware will allow. It gives you flexibility in being able to create/decommission servers without the hardware investment.
Josh Justic | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
Hyper-V is a very cost effective and useful hypervisor. Features like replication and live migration give Hyper-V great disaster recovery or replication options for small to medium size businesses without the need to purchase much more expensive solutions like VMware. Migration from physical servers to Hyper-V VMs is very easy using many off the self products from multiple vendors.
  • Virtualize resources, all for one physical server to host many Virtual Machines
  • Provide easy disaster recovery and replication
  • Very very cost effective.
  • Scaling for large environments. No comparable solution to VMWares vCenter.
  • Failover of a VM to more than one host is limited.
Very well suited to small to mid size businesses. Great tools for replication and failover. Easy to implement using existing Microsoft technologies. No need for extensive training if the engineer is well versed with the Microsoft product stack.
Bryan Tavares | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
[Hyper-V] is used across the organization. It is used in USA datacenter as well as China. It addresses cost savings on physical machines
  • Migrates from one host to another quite well (Live Migration)
  • It uses the dynamic memory efficiently
  • Allow to increase memory or hard drive without shutting down the vm
  • Be able to do all configurations thru hyper v manager even with a cluster
Overall [Hyper-V] is a good product. At one point I thought it lagged behind VMWare, but I think it has kept pace now.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I'm a Microsoft Windows 10 Pro user and it provides me a Hyper-V which is HyperVisor which allows you to use An OS on top of your current OS Running on Your Laptop/Desktop, with the Hyper-V one can allocate separate ram/rom from our machine Virtually on the VM to the task more efficiently.
  • It provide you the use of Secondary Machine on the top of your Current Machine.
  • We can use our hardware more efficiently with the help of Hyper-v.
  • We can make development and testing more efficient.
  • There should we a separate security solutions for the hyper-v.
  • Using Hyper-V it gives laggy experience.
  • It should be more efficient while running hyper v on our machine.
I'm a Microsoft Windows 10 Pro user and it provides me a Hyper-V which is HyperVisor which allows you to use An OS on top of your current OS Running on Your Laptop/Desktop, with the Hyper-V one can allocate separate ram/rom from our machine Virtually on the VM to the task more efficiently.
James McCullough | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Hyper-V is used in our environment for test and development environments as well as VDI infrastructure and WDS image maintenance. Hyper-V is used as a lower-cost alternative to VMWare that can be installed and used on our existing Windows infrastructure. The infrastructure is used primarily by our development team.
  • Lower cost
  • Virtualization of Windows servers
  • VDI infrastructure of Windows desktop
  • Flexible
  • Networking
  • Managability
  • Add-on tools
Hyper-V is well suited for virtualization of Windows Server workloads as well as virtual desktop infrastructure. It also works well for building of development and test environments at a lower cost. Hyper-V is less appropriate for environments running multiple operating systems including linux and Apple OSx.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Hyper-V as the main virtualization platform in our organization. The problem it addresses is the need to maximize the resources of our physical server.
  • Managing and distributing physical resources into different virtual servers.
  • The Hyper-V administrator interface could use some more features.
  • Could have a graphical log to check the usage of resources.
If you don't plan to have more than two virtual servers then Hyper-V is a great option, as it comes included within the Windows Server license. However, if your organization has a great number of virtual servers then you may have to consider other solutions, such as VMware.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Hyper-V to manage all of our virtual servers. The ease of use is unmatched. Since it is built into Windows Server you do not need to pay for any additional licensing which makes Hyper-V a very attractive offering. It addresses the problem of having a physical server for everything, you could have a few hypervisors that run 100s of servers.
  • virtualization
  • virtual disks
  • remote management
  • Better network handling
  • If the hypervisor crashes ALL vms crash
  • Have to update hypervisors
Hyper-V is great for an environment that is already running Windows Server. It is very cost effective and the solution itself is solid. Where it would be less appropriate is a project that is not on a tight budget, or an environment not running any Windows Server machines. There are better alternatives.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Hyper-V is used across the whole organization. It solves the problem of agility, not having to purchase a physical for every function needed, saves money, allows for maintenance during business hours, etc.
  • Hypervisor
  • Populating with virtual machines
  • Redundancy and replication
  • Not so difficult to setup outside the normal usage
  • Storage spaces direct is quite difficult to understand and setup
  • Centralized dashboard
Simple setups are really great when you want to put multiple VMs on the same physical hardware. You then could use replications of those VMs so that you would have a redundant copy of the VM. You can do this every 5 minutes. Probably not appropriate if you put all your servers in the cloud anyway.
Jeffrey Rudacille | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Hyper-V has been our hypervisor of choice because of its fairly seamless integration with the rest of the Windows stack and its great price. We used it to consolidate our server farm into just a handful of actual physical servers. It is being used by our whole organization in that almost every piece of server infrastructure, except the hosts themselves, is hosted on a hyper-v server. Some are in clusters and some are standalone. It solves the need for additional hardware expense, space needed to house the servers and saves money when it comes to power consumption. In conjunction with Windows clustering, it also gives us an in-house live backup in that the virtual servers can run on any of our clustered hosts.
  • Hyper-V is both fairly easy to learn while being robust in its capability of taking one physical server and turning it into multiple functioning systems for user consumption.
  • One of the gigantic strengths of Hyper-V is the fact that it is included with Windows Server.
  • When used in conjunction with Windows Clustering, Hyper-V goes from just being a virtualization product to also being a Disaster Recovery product. Setting up multiple hosts in a cluster, if all of them have the capability of hosting all machines at once, allows one to know that if one host goes off line the other hosts will pick up the slack and keep the virtual instances running.
  • Since Hyper-V is free and a MS product there is copious free support for it on the web. Most issues and questions can be dealt with just by doing some searching.
  • Hyper-V's snapshot feature can sometimes be a little clunky and cause issues removing the snapshots. Most problems are easily rectified but it is a weak point of the software.
  • Host Servers that have Hyper-V installed on them, if there are a lot of servers, becoming fairly useless when it comes to being used for other functions...both in a literal sense and licensing sense.
  • Despite the product being free with MS server, the new licensing scheme MS has available makes it more costly to host Hyper-V instances when one wants more than two per physical host.
Hyper-V is well suited for shops that are not completely sold into using VMWare for its virtualization needs. There is some limitation on using some hardware with Hyper-V but when it comes to every day server user, the Hyper-V technology is so mature that almost any in house scenario can benefit from its use. Whether it is for space, power or DR reasons.

The only time I can think it would be less appropriate is the case where someone wants a server to have full, un limited access to a hardware based disc system and does not want any competition for the use of the system.
Rob Rotundo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Hyper-V is being used by our organization to strengthen and solidify client networks. Hyper-V makes it much easier to schedule maintenance, but more importantly, recover from major software or hardware issues. Even with a major hardware failure, having Hyper-V in place makes a restore simple and quick.
  • Maintenance
  • Restores
  • Linux limitations
  • Supports a limited number of guest OS choices
Hyper-V is well suited for a business that does not want to worry about upgrading their server hardware every few years. With virtualization, money can be spent on backups or other key areas of IT like end-user hardware. I really do not see any downsides to using Hyper-V in today's IT world.
Eric Oliveira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Today, virtualization is essential and we can no longer retroact. I use Hyper-V virtualization software at the company, which is a technology that allows hardware virtualization on a physical computer. With it we create and manage several servers that we have as: files, backup, dns, dhcp, and others, in addition to computers. Each virtual machine is considered an isolated system and this contributes a lot and optimizes our physical spaces in the data center.
  • Increasing the use of hardware.
  • Reducing operating costs with maintenance and training.
  • In critical applications, it is important to have a computer that can act immediately in place of the main machine, because if it stops working, all virtualized systems that run on it will also be stopped.
  • Overload of device resources: can affect all virtual machines.
Better use of the company's existing infrastructure: when executing various services on a server or set of machines, for example, one can take advantage of the processing capacity of this equipment as close as possible to its totality;
The number of machines is smaller: with the best use of existing resources, the need to acquire new equipment has greatly decreased in the company, as well as the consequent expenses with installation, physical space, refrigeration, maintenance, energy consumption, among others.
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