Bolster IT efficiency and flexibility with faster virtualized application deployment and maintenance. Built on Microsoft Hyper-V, included in Windows Server, Microsoft virtualization solutions help reduce costs by consolidating more workloads on fewer servers. Support existing and cloud application workloads to solve more than infrastructure issues and deliver a long-term business strategy. Increase IT agility and flexibility across on premises and cloud resources with Microsoft virtualization. Virtualization has enabled a new generation of data centers with more efficiency and availability for your most demanding workloads. Microsoft virtualization solutions go beyond basic virtualization capabilities, such as consolidating server hardware, to create comprehensive platforms for private and hybrid cloud. Whether you want to virtualize workloads or build a private cloud, Microsoft’s virtualization and management solutions, can help you better manage resources and offer IT as a service.
And when you migrate from VMware to Microsoft, you can adapt cloud computing to your business needs. Did you know that Microsoft Hyper-V has had four times the growth of VMware ESX over the past three years? As such, virtual machine migration is an increasing priority for many customers as more and more are exploring and evaluating the Microsoft platform against their existing VMware installed base. Choose hyper-converged or disaggregated deployments based on your needs — flexibility only Microsoft offers. Whether its virtual to virtual (from one hypervisor to another) or physical to virtual, migration provides a path for consolidation of workloads and services, and the foundation for cloud. Available to assist is the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) 3.0, a supported, freely available solution for converting VMware based virtual machines and virtual disks from VMware hosts to Microsoft Hyper-V hosts and Microsoft Azure. MVMC 3.0 also enables physical server conversion to Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines to assist your virtualization acceleration.
Microsoft Hyper-V Management Tools
Microsoft Hyper-V Manager, a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap in, and Microsoft Virtual Machine Connection, which provides access to the video output of a virtual machine so you can interact with the virtual machine. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 includes a Microsoft Hyper-V module, which provides command line access to all the functionality available in the GUI, as well functionality not available through the GUI. For more information about the Microsoft Hyper-V module, see Microsoft Hyper-V Module for Windows PowerShell. If you use Microsoft Server Manager to install the Microsoft Hyper-V role, the management tools are included unless you specifically exclude them. To install the tools, use the parameter — IncludeManagementTools. For instructions about installing the Microsoft Hyper-V role, see Install Hyper-V and create a virtual machine. The Microsoft Hyper-V technology virtualizes hardware to provide an environment in which you can run multiple operating systems at the same time on one physical computer.
Guest OS Software Requirements
Migrate to the hypervisor that powers Microsoft Azure on a cloud-ready platform that Gartner has ranked higher in their Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization, and analysts have said will change the competitive dynamic for virtualization. Microsoft Hyper-V includes a software package for supported guest operating systems that improves integration between the physical computer and the virtual machine. This package is referred to as integration services. In general, you install this package in the guest operating system as a separate procedure after you set up the operating system in the virtual machine. However, some operating systems have the integration systems built-in and do not require a separate installation. For instruction on installing integration services, see Install Microsoft Hyper-V and create a virtual machine. For more information about the functionality included with integration services, see Integration Services. Deploy storage and networking capabilities not available with VMware at no additional charge.
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