Sunday, April 22, 2012

Compare Hyper-V and VMware


In many cases we compare Hyper-V and VMware technologies. But do we always know that we compare apples with apples? 
The following table helps to map Microsoft Hyper-V technologies and  terminologies to VMware terminologies.
Hyper-V
VMware
Parent Partition
Service Console
VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)
VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk)
Failover Clustering
VMware HA (High Availability)
Live Migration
vMotion
CSV (Clustered Shared Volumes)
VMFS
Coordinator Node
Primary Node
VM Affinity
VM Affinity
Pass-Through Disks
Raw Device Mapping
Core Parking
Distributed Power Management
Hyper-V Manager
VI Client
Windows Server Backup (WSB)
Consolidated Backup
Dynamic Disk
Thin Provisioning
Expand Disk/Volume
Volume/Extent Grow
VM IDE boot
VM SCSI
Hot Add Disks
Hot Add Disks
Integration Components
VMware Tools
Virtual Switch
Standard/Distributed Switch
System Center Virtual Machine Manager
vCenter
Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO)
Dynamic Optimization (SCVMM 2012)
Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
Self Service Portal
Web Access
Quick Storage Migration
Storage vMotion
Templates
Templates
Clones
Full Clones
P2V / V2V
Converter
Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VSMT)
Update Manager

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