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Created by Guest
Created on Jun 1, 2023

IBM to support the deployment of the vHMC to Microsoft Hyper-v

Most of my clients are migrating to Microsoft's Hyper=v from vmware and some other virtualization solutions. IBM does not officially support the vHMC deployment onto Microsoft's Hyper-V. 

Please note that Hyper-v is included free within Microsofts datacenter licensing and as such this is the primary driver for the mass migrations. Clients don't have multiple virtualization costs. 


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Oct 4, 2023

    Nothing is free with Micro$ofts licensing.
    Hyper-V Server (Not to be confused with Hyper-V) is a "free" edition of Hyper-V.
    It is basically a Windows Server Core, i.e. command prompt, on which Micro$oft has pre-installed the Hyper-V role. Hyper-V Server are free to download, but the management layer is provided at extra charge.

    Micro$oft announced it will not be releasing Hyper-V Server Free as part of Windows 2022.

    Any Hyper-V Server Free 2019 can still be used until 2029.

    Micro$oft are discontinuing their free Hypervisor platform in favor of its newer (paid-for) Azure Stack HCI.

    So if your clients are thinking of migrate from VMware, because the licensing costs, they should be migrating to KVM instead. HMC is supported in KVM.