Virtualization comparison & reviews

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Content Creator
WhatMatrix
Content created by Virtualizationmatrix; (Contributors: Jon Benedict, Yaniv Dary, Raissa Tona, Larry W. Bailey)
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Overview
vSphere 5.5 Remote Office Branch Office Advanced - Click Here For Overview
WS 2019  - Click Here For Overview
RHV 4.0 - Click Here For Details
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Maturity
Release Dates - W2016 October 2019 (initial Hyper-V: Jun 08)
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RHV 4.0 released in August 2016
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  Pricing  
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Virtualization
Pack of 25 Virtual Machines : $4500 + S&S:$945 (B) or $1125 (Prod);
Standard: $750 for 16 physical cores.
Included in hypervisor subscription
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Management
System Center 2019 Datacenter: $3,607 or Standard $1,323 per managed endpoint (up to 16 physical cores). Windows Admin Center - NEW (Free), Microsoft Azure
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Yes, combined RHEL and RHV offering 26% savings
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Bundle/Kit Pricing
Windows Server 2019 standard
RHV: No included (RHEL: 1/4/unlimited)
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Guest OS Licensing
yes - up to two virtual OSEs with Standard (Windows Server vms)
Yes (RHV-M)
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  VM Mobility  
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Live Migration of VMs
Yes (Unlimited Concurrent, Shared Nothing; new compression & SMB3 options)
Yes
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Migration Compatibility
Yes (Processor Compatibility)
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Maintenance Mode
Yes
Yes - Built-in (CPU\Memory) and plugable scheduler
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Automated Live Migration
No
Yes - Dynamic Optimization (CPU, mem, disk I/O, Net I/O) and VM Load Balancing
Yes
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Power Management
No
Yes - Power Optimization
Yes
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Storage Migration
Yes (Live and Shared Nothing)
200 hosts/cluster
  HA/DR  
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Cluster Size
64 nodes / 8000 vims
Yes
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Integrated HA (Restart vm)
Yes (NIC and unmanaged Storage failure detection - Virtual Machine Compute Resiliency)
Yes (HA, WatchDog)
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Automatic VM Reset
Yes (Heartbeat)
No
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VM Lockstep Protection
No
No (native);
Yes (with Vendor Add-On: Red Hat Cluster Suite)
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Application/Service HA
Yes (VM Compute Resiliency)
No - See Details
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Replication / Site Failover
Hyper-V Replica - Storage Replica
Yes
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Central Management
Yes (System Center 2019 / VMM and Windows Admin Center) 
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Third-party plug-in framework
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Virtual and Physical
Yes (Complete SC mgmt, Fabric Updates, Storage Management)
Yes
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RBAC / AD-Integration
Yes (SCVMM, Windows Admin Center)
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No (native)
Yes (with Vendor Add-On: CloudForms)
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Cross-Vendor Mgmt
Improved (VMware) & removed (Citrix)
Yes (RHV-M, Power User Portal)
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Browser Based Mgmt
Yes - Enhanced Web Client (with enhanced SSO), No BDE
Windows Admin Center
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Yes (extended functionality with CloudForms - Fee-Based Add On)
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Adv. Operation Management
Yes (SC Operations Manager, Microsoft Azure)
Yes
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  Updates and Backup  
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Hypervisor Upgrades
Yes (Cluster Aware Updates, Fabric Updates; Azure Update Management - NEW)
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Yes (Red Hat Network)
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VM Patching
Yes (WSUS, SCCM, VMST, Azure Update Management - NEW)
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Yes; Including RAM
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