Comments on: Migrating VM from VMware Server 1.0.x to ESXi 3.5 computers in hell all run linux Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:24:36 +0000 hourly 1 By: mart Tue, 20 Jan 2009 20:20:17 +0000 I agree, I find Hyper-V more friendly and easier to use, it is free product and does its work quite well. It might not have all the extra special functions of ESX but I don’t think it was meant to be the direct competition (at least not at this moment).

I have a feeling that all non-Windows products suffer from some kind of ‘we are not just for anyone, we are special, so we don’t have to be user friendly’ attitude.

On the other side, there are two things that Hyper-V requires – x64 server with CPU’s that support virtualization (some C2D lack this, but those are not for servers anyway) and Vista/2008 Server for the Hyper-V Manager. ESXi runs on almost anything, including ancient s603 Xeons.

Since I was too lazy to migrate from VMware to Hyper-V, I chose this way – I didn’t expect it to be so painful.

By: Jason Bankhead Sat, 17 Jan 2009 22:04:19 +0000 I just did this last week and found out what you did. And because of this problem, I decided to stop using VMWare from this point on and stadardized on Hyper-V. ESXi seems great, but what these guys forget is the ease of use and manageability makes the product!