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What is the difference between VMware and Hyper-V?


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When it comes to IT planning and budgeting, you want to make sure you are getting the best return on your investment. Taking a look at Hyper-V versus VMware, each have their strengths and potential considerations. Although the two hypervisors have similar features, capabilities are somewhat different.

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With Microsoft Hyper-V gaining more market share and coming of age, VMware administrators are finding themselves having to administer Hyper-V alongside vSphere in their environments. There are certainly similarities in administering the various hypervisors, including VMware and Hyper-V, but there are also subtle (if not more major) differences as well. Often, out of habit, we apply what we know to things that we do not know, or that are new to us. While certain methodologies or best practices extend past the boundaries of VMware vSphere and apply to Hyper-V as well, there are differences in the administration and management of Hyper-V that VMware administrators will want to make note of and understand. These differences also can affect backup processes in the administration of Hyper-V vs. VMware. 

👉 Let’s take a look at some of the key differences between Hyper-V and VMware, and how these can affect your backup methodologies: https://www.nakivo.com/blog/hyper-v-backup-guide-vmware-administrators

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The difference is that VMware offers dynamic memory support for any guest OS, and Hyper-V has historically supported dynamic memory only for VMs that run Windows. However, Microsoft added dynamic memory support for Linux VMs in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V.

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3 hours ago, mango said:

The difference is that VMware offers dynamic memory support for any guest OS, and Hyper-V has historically supported dynamic memory only for VMs that run Windows. However, Microsoft added dynamic memory support for Linux VMs in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V.

Hello @mango, thank you for this information. It could be very important for users of Hyper-V older than 2012R2. And based on this, we could say that any comparison should be done based on specific use case.

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