ESXi vs. Hyper-V vs. Win 2K8 Enterprise w/ Hyper-V for RD/TS Environment
Posted on 2011-10-27
A question of opinion. Thanks to the input of the folks on this forum, I've elected to build and present a business case for migrating to a terminal service/remote desktop service environment at our medium sized company (about 100 users).
So, now I have to pick a hypervisor. Currently, we use ESXi for our few virtual hosts, and I like using it. It's simple, neat, and most of all - free. I want to do my due diligence in comparing the other options, however. Plus, our DBA *insists* Hyper-V is superior.
So, here's the current planned infrastrucure:
- 1 VM running RD Web Access and RD Gateway roles
- 1 VM running RD Connection Broker and RD Licensing roles
- 4 VMs operating as an RD Session Host for 20-25 users each
I see my hypervisor options as:
VMWare ESXi 4.1
Hyper-V 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 w/ Hypervisor Role
Any thoughts as to the ideal configuration? I'm looking for input on how many hosts I'll need, the hardware required on those hosts, and most importantly what type of hypervisor is the best for this setup.