Hyper-V vs. VMware vSphere – Host Deployment
VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus offers a solution for centralized deployment of VMware Hypervisor hosts on physical hardware.
How does the deployment of Microsoft Hyper-V Server work? Microsoft Hyper-V can be deployed as Windows Server role or as Microsoft Hyper-V Server. Both setups are based on the normal Windows setups and you can use the same deployment processes.
- Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
- Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
- System Center Configurations Manager
or my favorite deployment method: Bare-Metal Deployment with System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Blogger and Microsoft Consultant Michel Lüscher wrote a great blog post about how you can use the bare-metal deployment feature in SCVMM.