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One of the classes I am taking this semester is taught straight out of the MCSA study book. The class is all about servers and virtualization. What kills me though is that they use VMWare Workstation and not Hyper-V despite it all being MS based. My question is would it be better to build a server running Hyper-V & another running VMWare Workstation, or is VMWare Workstation used enough in the industry that it makes it worth practicing on it and it only. I do not fully understand the difference between the two but I do understand that the two are in different classes of virtualization.

My end goal after this class and some others is to have a DC, 7-10 clients, SQL Server, MySQL Server, Media Center, Gaming system, File Server, dev system, daily use, and a couple of linux VMs as well. So one thought I had was to split this across the two so I could learn them both but I thought I would ask for some opinions on whether its worth doing that or just sticking to one environment. That said, any thoughts between the two would be great.
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You'd probably use VMWare workstation to develop your virtual machines and do tests.

Then you'd use Hyper-V to run them in production.

Hyper-V has a lot of features for seamless virtual machine operation, like migrating VMs between servers/physical hosts without shutting them down (allowing you to setup systems with redundant servers where your VMs will almost never see downtime). It's more like an operating system who's pure function is to run virtual machines. This means that when the machine starts up, all your VMs that you've set up will start up too. As opposed to Vmware workstation where you need to boot your host os, start workstation, start VMs which is not ideal when you have remote clients that need access to the VMs but can't interface directly with the host.
Edited by spinFX - 8/17/16 at 6:20pm
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My company does things the other way around from what SpinFX says. we use Hyper-V for testing and such, then VMWare ESXI for out production servers, but we have been looking at switching to Hyper-V server because holy crap it's pretty nice, there was also an article about how much faster Hyper-V is. (AND ALSO FREE IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS PRO) I unfortunately do not have a link to the article on the speed of the two, sorry.
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My company does things the other way around from what SpinFX says. we use Hyper-V for testing and such, then VMWare ESXI for out production servers, but we have been looking at switching to Hyper-V server because holy crap it's pretty nice, there was also an article about how much faster Hyper-V is. (AND ALSO FREE IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS PRO) I unfortunately do not have a link to the article on the speed of the two, sorry.

VMWare ESXI is an equivalent type of virtualization to Hyper-V, isn't it jktmas?
Wheras VMWare Workstation is not equivalent to Hyper-V and VMWare ESXi.

So it's kinda the same setup, in that you are running your production VMs in the correct type of environment, but you are also developing in the same type of environment as well, which probably makes sense for what your company does. For some it might be easier to dev in a simpler virtual environment like Workstation.
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Hyper V for desktops and servers is extreemly similar, in fact the interface is exactly the same, and you can manage Hyper-V servers from a desktop with Hyper-V management console. VMWare workstation is very very different from ESXI, for most small / home servers that you dont have a SAN or LUN you will probably want to use Hyper V, or hyper V services running on a windows server host, because you will already need a Microsoft key for Active Directory. I would reccomend using a 2012R2 windows server with a GUI on you server, then when you set it up install Hyper-V services on it (For free) and use VMWare workstation on your desktop so you can participate in your class activities the way they were meant to be done. You can still install the Remote Server Management tools on your desktop to manage your virtual machines on your server from your desktop.
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So, through school I have MSDNAA Pro and have every version of Server, Hyper-V, SCCM, etc but I do not get VMWare Workstation. My question given everything above then is would it be best to have one hulking server that is running Server 2012\16, Hyper-V, & Workstation. Then build everything initially at least in class in Workstation and then migrate or rebuild in Hyper-V when I am more comfortable with things? This server would be a quad X7560 with 64GB+ of RAM. Or should I build a pair of 16core servers and have a 2012 & 2016 but only have one with Hyper-V and the other Workstation?
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VMWare Workstation is not meant to be run on a server, I would have your server with windows server (And Hyper V), then if you find that you need vmware workstation, install it on your desktop / laptop. If two servers is practical for you then you could run them both with windows server and hyper V, and you can do things like migration between them. Hyper-V really isn't hard, especially if you know how to use VMWare workstation, there both quite straight forward for setting up a VM and making it work.
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So, through school I have MSDNAA Pro and have every version of Server, Hyper-V, SCCM, etc but I do not get VMWare Workstation. My question given everything above then is would it be best to have one hulking server that is running Server 2012\16, Hyper-V, & Workstation. Then build everything initially at least in class in Workstation and then migrate or rebuild in Hyper-V when I am more comfortable with things? This server would be a quad X7560 with 64GB+ of RAM. Or should I build a pair of 16core servers and have a 2012 & 2016 but only have one with Hyper-V and the other Workstation?

I would say go the 2 servers route. Load Server 2012 R2 on one and VMWare vSphere (here is the free version) on the other. This way you can test both of them while building your lab VMs. VMWare Workstation isn't used in production environments on servers.
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Sorry for the delayed response guys and I really appreciate the input so far. I have decided to go the 2 server route after looking into it and talking to our server team at work as well as some of our applications guys. One will definitely be running Windows Server 2012 R2 w\Hyper-V and the other one I am not sure about yet. Both systems will be overkill for a home lab but with how much virtualization I am looking to do there aren't many good options really.

Right now I am looking at doing 2 of the following:

CPU: 2x AMD Opteron 6276 16core @ 2.3GHz
MB: SuperMicro H8DGU-F dual socket G34
Case: SuperMicro 1U Rackmount
RAM: 48GB DDR3 ECC Registered
HD: RAIDed 500GB-2TBs in hotswaps

So far the running total for this is just over $700 minus the HD costs for both servers.

What I specced out for my VMs was: (Click to show)
Test Lab Requirements: (18c 42GB)
  • Active Directory Domain Controller (2c 4GB)
    • 2x Windows 7 clients (2c 4GB total)
    • 2x Windows 8 Clients (2c 4GB total)
    • 2x Windows 10 clients (2c 4GB total)
    • 1x Linux Client (1c 2GB)
    • 1x OSX Client (1c 2GB)
  • SCCM Server (1c 4GB)
  • SQL Server (2c 6GB)
  • Exchange Server (2c 4GB) (Later on VM)
  • Lync Server (2c 4GB) (Later on VM)
  • File Server (1c 4GB)

Home Requirements: (14c 42GB)
  • File Server (1c 4GB)
  • Media Center machine (2c 8GB)
  • Windows 7 Dev machine (6c 16GB)
  • MySQL Server (2c 6GB)
  • Linux Machine (3c 8GB)

Total VM: 19 machines, 32cores, 92GB

Understandably some are a little under powered and some quite possibly overpowered, but for just playing and learning I can live with it as long as the software will run. There also is the possibility of double the RAM depending on how some sales go. Some of these also wont be part of the initial build and will be later on, such as the Lync, Exchange, and possibly SQL though. The end goal though is a fully virtualized domain for doing MSCA, Sec+, SSCP, AD, SQL, Net+, & CCNA (have a 3750). But I also want to setup a number of virtual machines for use in my home. As much as I dont like the expense since I;m a cheap ass I would presume its best to keep these environments on separate physical machines?


Anyways, I'd love some opinions about resource allocation, VM distribution across physicals, etc. Pretty much anything to get me going on this I may have overlooked.
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I have picked up some quad port gigabit intel network cards for my server / desktop and I've been really happy with them. It will also be good if you're looking at networking stuff. Usually pretty cheap
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