The below extract is taken from September’s VirtualizationAdmin.com monthly newsletter authored by Scott Lowe.
‘I’ll start by saying that I’m a fan of both vSphere and Hyper-V. Both have a place in the world. With the release of Windows Server 2012 has come Hyper-V Server 2012 along with a whole lot of incorrect information making its way around the Internet.
Perhaps most glaring is the constant stream of complaints on Twitter that Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 can’t manage Hyper-V Server 2012 unless you use the beta for VMM 2012 SP1, which adds support for Hyper-V Server 2012. Many are pointing to that fact as if it’s a joke. After all, if you can’t manage Hyper-V Server 2012 without resorting to a beta, then what good is it? There’s just one catch: The information is incorrect. While it’s true that you do need VMM 2012 SP1 beta to manage Hyper-V 2012, you don’t need VMM at all to perform most common hypervisor functions including Live Migration, Storage Live Migration, Hyper-V Replica and more.’
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