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Client Hyper-V 3.0

  1. #1

    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V

    Client Hyper-V 3.0

    Some nice things I've found, now that I stopped using VMware Workstation for work and have started using Client Hyper-V 3.0:

    Powershell management is pre-configured.

    You can now use a WiFi adapter for an external virtual network, which is something that required some creativity in the past.

    I'm not sure if it's because I assigned both a WiFi linked and an Ethernet linked external virtual adapter, or if it's a change in how Hyper-V treats virtual switches, but apparently you don't need to set up an internal network adapter to remote desktop into a child OS. While the experience still isn't as immersive as VMware Worksation, you at least get full screen and easy access to drives and printers attached to the host.

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  2. #2

    Yes, the additional of powershell additions being there by default is very nice. And HyperV can save you nearly $200 on VMWare long as your CPU supports SLAT (Second level address translation)...because that is required with HyperV.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    I gave Hyper-V a kick around of the tires if you will yesterday, as I haven't tried it yet in the RTM.

    I'm sticking with VMware Workstation for my virtualization needs.

    Trying to install a 32 bit version of Windows 8 RTM failed. Everything was set up correctly, initial installation went fine, and but then when it got time to restart it and install the drivers and such, Windows' Sad Face of Death was the only thing that showed up. Maybe I did something wrong?

    I also tried before with the Developer and Consumer Previews to install Windows 7 in Hyper-V, everything worked, but graphical performance was abysmal, and I couldn't get networking or sound support even after installing the Hyper-V tools. I don't know if this is a thing with Hyper-V, but it doesn't go a native full screen in the guest OS, which is an issue for me as if I need to test a game, or other programs in a virtualized Windows 8 environment as to not screw up my current settings on the host OS.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V

    If you have an external virtual network tied to your WiFi, then you should be able to remote desktop into a child OS, which will give you full screen, sound, etc. Just using the Hyper-V console isn't going to do that.
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  5. #5

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    I have been messing around with this (Wifi works finally for virtual switch) but I've been running into problems trying to get USB 3 (not USB2) working - and video passthru seems not to work Can't play video DVD's on the Virtual machine.

    IMO Esxi is far better if you want to do this or VMware workstation rel 9.

    For running virtual servers or non multimedia type applications on a VM Hyper-V can be cheap and effective.

    VMware workstation DOES allow vm's to run in the background so users on the VM's don't need an account on the HOST-- same as Hyper-V VM's.

    Until there is a bit better hardware passthru support for the VM's I'll stick with Esxi and VMware for the moment.

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  6. #6

    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V

    Hyper-V isn't designed for passthrough. The only real way to get usb storage passthrough is using remote desktop to connect to the child machine.
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