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Microsoft Hyper-V Features and Reviews

Hyper-V virtual desktop infrastructure software helps organizations expand private cloud environments, use resources efficiently, and improve business agility, and drive continuity. 

Overview 

Hyper-V is a virtual desktop infrastructure software created by Microsoft Inc. The software allows IT experts, professionals, organizations, and businesses of all sizes to build virtualized computing environments where they create, manage, and run virtual machines. Managers can run multiple operating systems on a physical computer and hardware and isolate them. Each virtual machine works like a complete computer, runs an operating system, applications, and programs. 

Hyper-V virtual desktop infrastructure software offers flexibility, helps organizations save time, drive down cost. With this software, managers can improve the efficiency of their computing resources and free up hardware resources. Managers can consolidate workloads, and servers onto fewer, but more powerful physical computers to consume less power and physical space.

Hyper-V virtual desktop infrastructure software supports disaster recovery and backup. The software creates copies of virtual machines stored in other physical locations so that users can restore virtual machines from the copies created. The tool uses Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and Saved States backup types and allows managers to develop application-based backups for programs that support VSS.

Companies and managers use Hyper-V virtual desktop infrastructure software to mitigate the impact of scheduled and unscheduled downtime of application and business workloads as well as improve business continuity. With features such as storage migrations, live migration, import, and export, users can quickly move and distribute virtual machines.

The software has a virtual machine and remote connection tool that provides console access for both Linux and Windows and allows managers to view activities on the guest machine even when the operating system has not booted. Managers can improve data and hardware security by creating secure boot and shielded virtual machines to prevent unauthorized access to virtual machines and their data, protect against malware, and other security risks. Organizations can establish and extend their private cloud environments, offer more flexible, reliable, and on-demand IT services by migrating or expanding their use of shared resources as demand increases.

Product Details 

Hyper-V virtual desktop infrastructure software allows organizations and IT professionals to create virtualized computing environments.  With this tool, managers can create, manage, and run virtual machines. The virtual machines include essential parts like physical computers, including processor, memory, storage, and networking, and users can configure them in different ways to meet their needs. 

The software runs each virtual machine in an isolated space and allows users to run multiple virtual machines on the same hardware and at the same time. Large corporations can give different groups, people, or services access to various systems or avoid issues like crashes that may affect other workloads. 

Companies can build, extend, or expand their virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), harness a centralized desktop approach with VDI to manage applications and desktop operating systems, ensure regulatory compliance, improve data security and increase business agility. IT professionals can deploy Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RD Virtualization Host) and Hyper-V on the same server to make virtual desktop pools and personal virtual desktops available to their end-users.

Hyper-V virtual desktop infrastructure software makes it easy for developers to develop and test applications more efficiently. Users can replicate multiple computing environments without buying or maintaining all the hardware they need to build applications that work on different operating systems. 

Hyper-V virtual desktop infrastructure software supports different versions of Windows, Windows Server, Linux distributions to run on virtual machines, as guest operating systems. Each supported guest operating system has a custom set of drivers and services called integration services. These services make it easier for managers to use the operating system in a Hyper-V virtual machine.

Hyper-V virtual desktop infrastructure software supports emulated and Hyper-V-specific devices for FreeBSD and Linux virtual machines. Users do not need to install additional software when running with emulated devices. The software also supports other virtual machines, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS, Oracle Linux, SUSE, and Ubuntu. 

Hyper-V virtual desktop infrastructure software helps businesses minimize downtime, improve business agility, and continuity. The software provides features for disaster recovery and backup. It creates copies of virtual machines that are stored in other physical locations so that users can restore virtual machines from the copies created. The tool uses Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and Saved States backup types and allows managers to develop application-based backups for programs that support VSS.

Organizations use Hyper-V virtual desktop infrastructure software to mitigate the impact of scheduled and unscheduled downtime of application and business workloads and drive business continuity. With features such as storage migrations, live migration, import, and export, users can quickly move and distribute virtual machines.

Managers can access and use the failover clustering feature in their virtualization computing environment. The failover clustering feature delivers high availability, file share, and storage for applications and clustered roles for Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines, thus allowing users to experience minimum service disruptions.

The Virtual Machine Manager makes it easy for users to manage their virtualized datacenter. Organizations can configure and manage their virtualization hosts, storage resources, and networks, build and deploy services, and virtual machines to private clouds they have created.

Hyper-V virtual desktop infrastructure software provides remote connectivity and helps businesses control data access and minimize security risk. The software has a virtual machine and remote connection tool for both Linux and Windows that provides console access and allows managers to view activities on the guest machine even when the operating system has not booted yet. 

 With this software, IT managers can control data access, improve data and hardware security by creating secure boot and shielded virtual machines to prevent unauthorized access to virtual machines and their data, protect against malware, and other security risks. Shielded virtual machines use multiple features to make it difficult for malware and Hyper-V administrators on the host to explore, tamper with, compromise, or steal data from the state of shielded virtual machines. 

The state and data are encrypted so that Hyper-V administrators cannot see the disks and video output. Also, virtual machines can be restricted to run solely on known and healthy hosts, as specified by a Host Guardian Server. 

Recap

Hyper-V virtual desktop infrastructure software allows managers to create virtualized computing environments, build and manage virtual machines. With this software, managers can utilize hardware and computing resources more efficiently, improve data security, and drive business success.