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  • Question

  • Hi

    Is there a difference between having your cluster nodes running hyper-v host running hyper-v server versus windows server 2012 r2 hyper-v server role as far as capabilities are concerned?

    Monday, September 14, 2015 1:02 PM

Answers

  • Hi Alberto

    Generally there is no difference Hyper-V feature wise. However, Hyper-V Server has no GUI, and as such will run only as Core edition. But other than that, you can join domains, run VMs highly-available with Windows Failover Clustering and have SANs attached via MPIO.

    Good luck

    Lyndon


    Lyndon Frei innobit ag, Basel, Switzerland

    Monday, September 14, 2015 2:52 PM
  • This is where there are caveots.

    Hyper-V is Hyper-V.  The difference of Hyper-V Server vs Server with Hyper-V is primarily licensing - VM licensing is a consideration.

    In regards to SCVMM - there are some small actions that SCVMM cannot perform with Hyper-V Server that it can perform with Windows Server with Hyper-V.

    These are mainly actions impacting VM deployment with Service Templates in specific scenarios.


    Brian Ehlert
    http://ITProctology.blogspot.com
    Learn. Apply. Repeat.

    Monday, September 14, 2015 3:19 PM
  • Hi Sir,

    I agree with the others .

    Also  , the following article mentioned some benefits and limitations of hyper-v server :

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/04/05/getting-started-with-hyper-v-server-2012-hyperv-virtualization-itpro.aspx

    Hope this is helpful to you .

    Best Regards,

    Elton Ji


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    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 2:12 PM

All replies

  • Hi Alberto

    Generally there is no difference Hyper-V feature wise. However, Hyper-V Server has no GUI, and as such will run only as Core edition. But other than that, you can join domains, run VMs highly-available with Windows Failover Clustering and have SANs attached via MPIO.

    Good luck

    Lyndon


    Lyndon Frei innobit ag, Basel, Switzerland

    Monday, September 14, 2015 2:52 PM
  • This is where there are caveots.

    Hyper-V is Hyper-V.  The difference of Hyper-V Server vs Server with Hyper-V is primarily licensing - VM licensing is a consideration.

    In regards to SCVMM - there are some small actions that SCVMM cannot perform with Hyper-V Server that it can perform with Windows Server with Hyper-V.

    These are mainly actions impacting VM deployment with Service Templates in specific scenarios.


    Brian Ehlert
    http://ITProctology.blogspot.com
    Learn. Apply. Repeat.

    Monday, September 14, 2015 3:19 PM
  • Hi Sir,

    I agree with the others .

    Also  , the following article mentioned some benefits and limitations of hyper-v server :

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/04/05/getting-started-with-hyper-v-server-2012-hyperv-virtualization-itpro.aspx

    Hope this is helpful to you .

    Best Regards,

    Elton Ji


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com .

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 2:12 PM