It can be difficult to set up a complete Hyper-V environment. There are a lot of user interfaces needed to perform the various configuration tasks — especially during initial deployment. It’s great to see that the mainstream technology media has arrived at the same conclusion.
Live Migration was very easy to use, but I found the process of configuring and using Live Migration in Windows Server 2008 R2 significantly more complicated than with VMware ESX server and VirtualCenter. In contrast to VMware’s product, where all tasks are gathered together in a purpose-built interface, the tasks required to configure Cluster Shared Volumes in Windows Server involve visits to various existing and new Windows utilities.
It’s true. The Microsoft virtualization solution is a conglomeration, and configuring all of the various layers, roles, and features on top of the general-purpose Windows OS is complicated.
You may need Windows to run parts of your business, but that doesn’t mean you need Hyper-V. Take control of Windows — by running it on rock-solid, purpose-built, enterprise-class VMware vSphere — before it takes control of you.
Simplify, don’t complexify.