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differences do add up 2008 --> 2012

Postby DaFoxx » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:11 am

http://www.serverwatch.com/server-revie ... count.html

As an MCT I am constantly informed on courses that VMware is the much better Virtualization technology in comparison to Hyper-V. With the release of Server 2012, however, Microsoft closed the gap on VMware to within an inch. And now with the release of Windows Server 2012 R2, I believe Microsoft has not only closed the gap, but has left VMware behind.

Shared virtual hard disks
There's good news if you're looking to cluster guest operating systems, as R2 now allows you to share Microsoft's VHDX virtual hard disk format files as storage for your clustered applications. In previous versions, guest OS clustering required your storage method to be exposed to the guest OS, so if the shared storage was on an iSCSI target, then the iSCSI initiators on each guest OS needed to be aware of and connected to the same target. With R2, the guest OS connects to the VHDX without needing the storage method to be defined.

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Re: differences do add up 2008 --> 2012

Postby chaosclown » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:36 pm

I knew Hyper-V would step its game up. I actually like using it, its super simple to setup and use. Since its integrated into Windows you can just turn it on and off lol
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Re: differences do add up 2008 --> 2012

Postby DaFoxx » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:59 pm

I read through the whole arcticle
looks like MS really are getting their act together where they still have REAL impact
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Re: differences do add up 2008 --> 2012

Postby rapier57 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:11 pm

Since I had hands on in the Hyper-V environment, I have to agree that MS left VMWare way behind. Simpler to use, manage and requires much less horsing around to get things done.

As I've said before, MS is king in the enterprise. Just wish they'd figure that out.
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Re: differences do add up 2008 --> 2012

Postby Aspman » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:54 pm

Well that's good but how easy is it to transition from the older version to the new.

MS fucked us over going from HyperV 1 - 2

And we were supposed to be a technology partner at the time.
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Re: differences do add up 2008 --> 2012

Postby rapier57 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:33 am

That part I'm not sure about. Since we were education, migration was pretty easy and licensing was simple. I'm going to be jumping into the SMB environment as a part-time consultant for a bit. So, I'll let you know if I run across it.
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Re: differences do add up 2008 --> 2012

Postby chaosclown » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:38 pm

Yea they did kinda screw up a little. The new Hyper-V requires the SLAT enable processors. So if your systems weren't running the newer model Xeons or Core i line you can't use Hyper-V.
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Re: differences do add up 2008 --> 2012

Postby rapier57 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:11 am

Makes sense. We were running the hot processors on our Hyper-V installations.
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Re: differences do add up 2008 --> 2012

Postby chaosclown » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:26 pm

Yea but I don't wanna go and upgrade my outdated hardware.....I've had it since forever!
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Re: differences do add up 2008 --> 2012

Postby rapier57 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:50 pm

Yeah, got it. But, the capabilities of the new version of HyperV require the better CPUs with the multi-cores. Otherwise, it can't slice the CPU time enough to perform properly.
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