Discussion: How VMware vMotion differs from Hyper-V Live Migration

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Both VMware and Microsoft now offer a shared nothing VM migration feature. Find out how they stack up in this vMotion vs. Live Migration comparison.

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  • AnonymousUser
    vmware
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  • AnonymousUser
    offcourse VMware is the best....
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  • MBrinkhoff
    Night and day difference between live migrations in Server 2008R2 and Server 2012. Server 2012 is excellent and when you start using it you will appreciate the difference between VMware's "we have a free solution" and Microsoft's "our solution is free."
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  • PSpam1
    As a VMware practitioner I think its great that Microsoft provides an alternative. It provides choice and helps provide better value for customers. It also gives people who like a single-vendor solution an end-end solution from Microsoft. However those of us who have been involved in disruptive maintenance where mass operations are required (like large numbers of Vmotion or SVmotion) know that this is when these untested claims will come back to bite not only Microsoft, but more importantly customers. So Microsoft it's great that you have a competetive product in terms of configuration maximums but please don't put customers potentially running an entire business on your software at risk. Scale it up, test it and publish the results in the product specifications. And on the article the comparison tests involved Vsphere 5 and not Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 but 2008 so that's not exactly fair either....
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  • AnonymousUser
    Your intro made it sound like you were going to dive under the covers and reveal differences in the architectures. I guess I shouldn't have expected that much.
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  • dsingh1
    VMware is tried and tested platform by plenty of data center and server administrators around the world. Same is not true for Microsoft Live Migration.
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Which vendor has the edge when it comes to VM migrations?

David Davis Profile: d11111
  • AnonymousUser
    VM is easier to handle because it’s better known. People will always prefer the known things
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  • AnonymousUser
    vmware hands down
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  • AnonymousUser
    VMware is more trustworthy
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  • AnonymousUser
    I have tested both. VMware is always was more reliable.
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