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NT1210: Introduction to Networking_V1.0 | Virtual Computing | Comparing Microsoft and VMware solutions | | Jacob D. Smith | 10/21/2015 |

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With so many features called by differing names in each virtualization platform, comparing Microsoft and VMware virtualization solutions can sometimes seem a bit like comparing apples and oranges. But, I’ll try to boil things down to a real-world perspective based on my experience implementing both solutions in the field throughout my career. In this article, I’ll provide a summarized comparison of the feature sets provided by each of these latest releases using the currently available public information from both Microsoft and VMware as of this article’s publication date for additional reference.
How to compare?
Rather than simply comparing feature-by-feature using just simple check-marks in each category, I’ll try to provide as much detail as possible for you to intelligently compare each area. As I’m sure you’ve heard before, sometimes the “devil is in the details”.
For each comparison area, I’ll rate the related capabilities with the following color coded rankings: * Supported – Fully supported without any additional products or licenses * Limited Support – Significant limitations when using related feature, or limitations in comparison to the competing solution represented * Not Supported – Not supported at all or without the addition of other product licensing costs
In this Essay, I’ve organized the comparison into the following sections: * Licensing * Virtualization Scalability * VM Portability, High Availability and Disaster Recovery * Storage * Networking * Guest Operating Systems
Of course, not all of the features and capabilities presented in the summary below may be important to you. As you review the comparison summary of each section, just make a note…...

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