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6 Responses to 5Nine Vmware to Hyper-V Converter – Free top notch conversions!

  1. Hi,
    In what way do you find Hyper-V technically superior (code footprint, reliability, features)?

    • Joachim Nässlander says:

      Apart from all the usual features some of them really stand out: Hyper-V Replica, in 2 hops; Guest clustering with FC-adapters (withLive Migration support), Storage encryption (bitlocker) and the extensible switch. Those are my favourites :)

  2. Hi,
    Hope you had a good great holiday during x-mas and new year!
    Really stand out? Most of the things you mention are already in vSphere and been there for quite some time now, so that didn’t give me any arguments of it being technical superior.

  3. Hi,
    Didn’t you have time to post my reply?

  4. Wasn’t that the modified truth?” to quote someone in this blog :-D

    That was a truly bias blog post you gave. It has no or very little attention of comparing the two, but rather trying to put vSphere in a bad lighting. I has so many faults and errors in it and a FEW of them are pointed out here and explained:
    http://www.virtualizationsoftware.com/vsphere-hyper-v-phoney-war/
    Your blog suggestion is a try to do feature by feature and get a tick in a box of “we have that”…not saying how well or even if the features even work!
    But I’m glad cause this got me reading up on some of this stuff.

    Hyper-V Replica says 30 sec and can go lower in time, but after that you can only set 5 and 15 min which isn’t that granular. With vSphere Replication you can set 15min up to 24h, with the granularity you want. As I see it, if you would like to get down to that low RPO you need to be able to handle it to get it up on the other side anyway in an automated way (not scripted by hand and constant changes made manually), otherwise there is no means for this. So then you would look at something like Site Recovery Manager that handles this and you do an array based replication and you you get syncron replication with no data loss.

    Inline comment: Hyper-V Recovery Manager can start those VM’s for you if you don’t feel like doing it from PowerShell.

    So looking at it feature by feature isn’t cutting it, one should rather look at the architecture of the two. So not looking at a product sheet and see if there is a tic in the box. Look at the whole and things not in there. For instans how that architecture of the clusters. In Hyper-V if you loose the majority of your hosts all hosts will go down and also bring down all of you VMs. In vSphere if you would loose hosts it won’t take the other hosts down as well in that fall. I rather have 40% of my VMs up and running then none!

    Inline comment: That depends on which quorum model you’ve chosen, as always if you configure your stuff wrong it won’t Work. In 2012 R2 there’s even a dynamic quorum model which automatically reconfigures your quorum model depending on the number of hosts you have and which models you prefer.

    If you’re going to upgrade you cluster from 2008 to 2012 you can’t do that, because different versions can’t co-exist in the same cluster. When that is done many of the features requires VM verision 2 that will require more down time and VM verions 2 is only supported on Win2012 and Win8. So many of the features aren’t even available for most people. Those things aren’t mentioned in the blogpost you suggested…why? ;-)

    Inline comment: No, online upgrade is only supported from 2012 to 2012 R2 and onwards. All features are available to all people, more a question of how long it takes people to upgrade. But since some people are still on XP it’s a choice some people make.

    Technical superior? Maybe if a feature by feature comparison made by an Microsoft evangelist are doing it!

    Inline comment: Nah, more a fact that our product has matured in such a short time and has a price/performance value which attracts lots of customers. I’d feel the need to defend old technology too. But this discussion misses it’s target since feature comparisons is totally uninteresting. See yourself as a virtualization administrator instead and embrace both Technologies. Twice the knowledge, twice the power.

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