Virtualisation networking rant

A client asked me some questions about HyperV networking and virtual machines – and I found after giving them the answers that I really don’t much like some of the problems that the various release of HyperV have thrust on unsuspecting users. In a recent event a client removed a large amount of hyperV networking settings trying to track down a performance issue that was probably unrelated. The proverbial Teardown error makes and appearance and I advised against the rememdy of going into the registry less then client actually completely stop the host running the virtual hyperV machines from communicating with them and the rest of their domain.

I don’t know whats planned for HyperV V3 but it sure as hell better include proper simplified networking if HyperV is to offer a challenge to Vmware ESX5i – as you can explain and demonstrate the networking in a few moments and it just works.