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Old 09-11-2014, 02:52 PM   #1
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Is Hyper-V a specialty distro or an application?


I've heard and used virtualbox, vmware and qemu. I know nothing of hyper-v. Is hyper-v a specialty distro or is it an application like the ones above? Thanks
 
Old 09-11-2014, 03:03 PM   #2
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Hyper-V is a microsoft technology they developed to compete with VMWare. As of Windows 2012 I believe it has about 80% of functions that VMWare has. It is known as a native hypervisor like XenServer and VSphere
 
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I didn't know that. I thought it was a linux thing because I remember there were hypervisors projects based on fedora and Xen. But I could be wrong as I know very little of hypervisors.

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I couldn't guess what is better or a use of one over the other. The commercial offerings for VM technology has progressed a lot over the decades. The commercial software are really only for IT professional use. They have almost no features a home user can use. Sun used to have a few competing virtual ideas that Oracle threw away. If you have a large server farm you may be interested in the management features of the commercial products. The features are quite interesting and almost amazing.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/w.../dd448604.aspx


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-V
 
Old 09-11-2014, 06:21 PM   #5
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I couldn't guess what is better or a use of one over the other. The commercial offerings for VM technology has progressed a lot over the decades. The commercial software are really only for IT professional use. They have almost no features a home user can use. Sun used to have a few competing virtual ideas that Oracle threw away. If you have a large server farm you may be interested in the management features of the commercial products. The features are quite interesting and almost amazing.
Right now, I am using virtualbox which is good for my needs. I'm not an IT professional. I was just curious on hyper-v as I like to test and use different applications.

Thanks jefro
 
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Right now, I am using virtualbox which is good for my needs. I'm not an IT professional. I was just curious on hyper-v as I like to test and use different applications.

Thanks jefro
Tux5000 best way to think of virtualbox vs. XenServer | Hyper-V | VmWare is that virtualbox requires an OS to be installed where the other three is the os installed. While hyper-v is normally a service that runs on windows you can do a core install of windows 2012 in which is is a very small installation and has hyper-v only.

Virtualbox is a great solution for home users and even IT professionals. Unless you need 3d rendering I would stick with virtualbox. for Mac OS X I used vmware fusion, virtualbox and parallels and I find that I go back to parallels just because it integrates the best.
 
  


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