Ruben Spruijt wrote a comprehensive overview of Hyper-V over at Brian Madden's site. In my view, Hyper-V is the most important component of Windows Server 2008. Although Microsoft's new virtualization solution is still in beta, it can't be wrong to get started with learning about it now. Even though, its user interface is fairly simple, Hyper-V is quite a sophisticated piece of software. This means that many different things can go wrong and you will only be able solve those problems if you understand the architecture of Hyper-V. Although parts of this overview are probably only for those who already have experience with virtualization solutions, it is also a good introduction into Hyper-V.
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I only played a little with Hyper-V, but I am already looking forward for the final to be released. At the moment we have two VMware Server 1.0 hosts and one Virtual Server 2005 machine. Both solutions work fine, but only for server applications that don't need much performance. We tried a couple of more demanding applications, but those tests all failed. It is interesting to note that VMware Server was always slower than Virtual Server when Linux was the guest OS.
We have been considering buying VMware ESX, but in my view, it is too expensive. The main advantage of virtualization is to save costs, but in our environment it would get more expensive with VMware ESX. Even though, VMware certainly has the better product, I see hard times are coming for them as soon as Hyper-V is released. But who knows, maybe they will reduce their prices. VMware GSX once was quite expensive, too. I guess we will soon know what the lowest possible price for VMware ESX is.
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We are planning to test Hyper-V soon to see if its performance is really better than with Virtual Server and VMware Server. I will then report about it here. Stay tuned!