Moving to New Versions of Windows Server 2012 and need advice
Posted on 2014-01-02
We have 3 servers. A Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller / Fileserver, a Windows 2003 Server Running Exchange 2003 and a Windows Server 2008 being used as a terminal server. We wish to upgrade to Windows server 2012 R2. All 3 current Windows Servers are already running as VM's on VMWARE ESXI 5.1. I have learnt that Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard gives you a further 2 VM Licenses.
My questions is, is this limited to HYPER-V or can I create 2 Windows Server 2012 VM's
under vmware with no loss of entitlements ?
What are the pro's and cons.
I am familiar with VMWARE but not HYPER-V.
I need to be able to replicate and do stuff like Fault Tolerance, Replicas Etc. does HYPER-V
provide these functions?
Any advice appreciated.