Could anyone summarize for me VMWare 5.5 IP Pools vs Hyper-V VMM IP Pools? I have been comparing the two, but I have not seen any good table or list that does this clearly for me. I know that Ip addresses allocated via transient IP address allocation are returned to the IP pool when a VMWare VM is turned off, does the same address get assigned to the VM if it is available when it is turned on? Hyper-V with VMM has the capablity to assign from a static IP address pool, where the VM is given a static IP address that it keeps as it should even if it is rebooted or migrated. It seems that VMWare has no such solution? This solution is great for automating the deployment of virtual machines in large hosting environments where virtual machines are being created frequently (this might look like unintented Hyper-V commercial, for the record; there are certain drawbacks in Hyper-V also in my opinion, depending on what is being evaluated).