I am still working on my diploma thesis and this is another comparison between Hyper-V and VMware.
This time it is about scale, in the TechEd session “VIR311 – Compete to Win | Part I: Comparing Core Virtualization Platforms” from Matt McSpirit (@mattmcspirit) did some great work comparing the two hypervisors. I know scale is not everything but Microsoft made huge improvements to Hyper-V 2012.
|System||Resource||Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Hyper-V||VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.0||VMware vSphere 5.0 Enterprise Plus|
|Physical Memory||4 TB||32 GB||2 TB|
|Virtual CPUs per Host||2048||2048||2048|
|VM||Virtual CPUs per VM||64||8||32|
|Memory per VM||1 TB||32 GB||1 TB|
|Maximum Virtual Disk||64 TB||2 TB||2 TB|
|Active VMs per Host||1024||512||512|
Check out my Blog post Hyper-V 2012 – Hey I Just Met You And This Is Crazy for more information about the latest version of Hyper-V.