Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45
Anybody tried yet. Can you also control the VM from the local machine or do you need to have another machine to do it (like vmware esxi). vmware server can be controlled locally (or remotely) or both.
Microsoft's Hyper-V is a hypervisor-based solution like ESXi. The way they operate is fundamentally different to VMware Server and MS Virtual Server.
As you're probably aware, the hypervisor-based offerings require hardware assistance ("ring -1"), but they are capable of far better performance than the "server" products which are really just software emulators.
Because they're literally two (or more) separate OS installations concurrently running on the same machine, "control" comes down to accessing one computer from another the way you'd normally do it - through RDP for example.
Unlike ESXi, Hyper-V architecture includes provision for very low-level communication between kernel-mode code in parent and child partitions called "enlightenment". In a nutshell, select kernel-mode code has a direct line to its counterpart in the parent partition. VMware instead relies on a comparatively "fat" hypervisor which assumes some of the roles of the Hyper-V parent partition.
If you have specific questions, just ask