Performance, compatibility, and stability of Hyper-V in Windows 11

Katherine788 195 Reputation points

How does Hyper-V in Windows 11 perform in terms of compatibility and stability? I've heard that enabling Hyper-V is like running a virtual machine on the physical machine, which can affect the host's performance. Is this true? Additionally, what are the pros and cons of using Hyper-V compared to other virtualization software like VMware?

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  1. Bruce ( 48,976 Reputation points

    Hyper-V has an advantage over VMWare when hosting windows on windows. Hyper-V uses a Virtual Machine Bus to improve drivers. VMWare is not allowed to use this O/S feature.

    every program and service you run effects performance. your VM can host a program that is cpu bound or uses lots of disk io which can affect the host. you can limit the number of cpu core and memory the VM uses.

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  1. Dave Patrick 418.6K Reputation points MVP

    What are you planning to run? Hyper-v is a type one hypervisor and is stable but a desktop hypervisor on consumer-grade hardware generally should be limited to testing.

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