VMWare ESX vs. Hyper-V
Posted on 2014-03-04
I am trying to decide whether to go with VMWare ESX v5.1 or Hyper-V (W2012).
I will need to set up two VMs - one SBS2011 server and MAYBE one W2008 Terminal Server for 4 users. I am going to buy new server box with two 600GB SAS 15K (RAID 1) with 32GB RAM.
I personally tried both and like VMWare a lot even though they both will let me accomplish my goals. On the other hand VMWare does not have Windows-GUI based RAID controller management program like Windows, so it is hard to tell what is going on with hard disks other than lights on hot-swap hard drive cages. I know CLI interface is available but it was "HELL" trying to figure out the commands.
What is your opinion?