Comments on Hyper-V
So I’m a regular over at Community.spiceworks.com and the debate often starts on the relative merits of the different virtualization hosts.
Inevitably Microsoft’s Hyper-V comes up and is compared to the others and voted just as good. I’m a big fan of VMware’s ESXi product and I’ve never seen nor read anything that would make me too interested to check out Microsoft’s Hyper-V.
But, the arguments continue (healthy ones, though). And then, one of the proponents for Hyper-V posts this: Killing/Ending a Hyper-V Virtual Machine that is Stuck.
The author, ChristopherO, is a great guy and wicked smart but sometimes people make arguments for me without me even trying!
The problem I have with this How-To is not the information in it (which is great) but the problem it implies. So, you’re saying that VM’s in Hyper-V sometimes LOCK UP?! What?! One of the attractions of virtualization is that the VM’s are actually more stable than physical machines.
I’ve been working with ESX for about 3 years now and have NEVER seen one get stuck. At PC Connection we had over 100 VM’s running on 4 hosts (that’s over a 20 to 1 ratio!) and never had a performance problem, let alone any of them locking up!
So if you’re evaluating a virtualization platform, which one would you pick? One where VM’s randomly (hopefully infrequently!) lock up, or one that is so rock solid you completely forget it’s even there?
I know which one I’m picking!
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