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I recently found a copy of the VMware Converter software on the web and was intrigued when I saw that it supports VMware vCenter Server. I then searched the web for how to convert a hyper v server to vCenter Server and was not disappointed in the results.
VMware vCenter Server is the best alternative to Hyper-V, and vCenter Server is the only solution that allows you to set up, manage, and troubleshoot a Hyper-V environment. The only thing I found was that it takes a little longer if you want to migrate a VM to vCenter Server. But, it’s worth the wait.
The good news is that VMware vCenter Server support is coming soon to Hyper-V. While I’m not sure I’m going to have a lot of time to use it in the near future, I am hoping that it will be a great improvement over the Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V.
The Microsoft solution that is the best option for VMware is the vSphere Client. The vSphere Client is a Web-based application that allows you to run Windows Server 2008 on a VM in a virtual machine. While this would be a great solution for my use case, there are some downsides. For one, it only supports one VM at a time. Plus, only Windows Server 2008 is supported currently.
One of the big problems with vSphere Client is that all the major versions of Windows Server, and even the Windows Server 2008 R2, are not supported. So, if you have a Windows Server 2008 R2 box you cannot use it. I do hope that in the future Hyper-V will support all the major versions of Windows.
Microsoft has always been very slow to include Windows Server 2008 in their hyper v solutions. So this is an exception.
Since the vSphere Client is very basic, it’s easy to use with one VM. For example, I’ve got 4 VMs working and I’ve only had to re-install vSphere to get them to work again. I haven’t even had to re-install Hyper-V.
So, if you have a Windows Server 2008 R2 box you cannot use it. I do hope that in the future Hyper-V will support all the major versions of Windows.
The way it works is that you install Windows Server 2008 R2 and then you just run VMWare Server. That VMWare Server is just a VM running underneath it with the same drivers and everything that you have in Windows Server. So you dont have to worry about messing with drivers or different hardware.
This is not a problem for Windows Server itself because it is still being supported. But Hyper-V has been a little bit of a nightmare to work with though. You have to install all the drivers to your hardware, and then you have to then install the drivers for all the virtual machines that you want to run. That’s pretty tough, especially if you plan on running a lot of VMs.