What is the difference between Hyper-V and ESXi? Also, in the case of Hyper-V, a single license is used to create a cluster, but to create an ESXi cluster (vSphere) you need a vCenter license. It should be remembered that Hyper-V comes within Windows Server 2019, and in the standard version most of the features of the hypervisor are included at no extra cost.
Is vSphere a ESXi? To recap, vSphere is a product suite. ESXi is a hypervisor installed on the physical machine. vCenter Server is a management platform for VMs. When you are working on a small virtualization environment, the vSphere client will be sufficient enough to maintain and manage virtual machines hosted on a few ESXi servers.
Is Hyper-V Type 1 or Type 2? Hyper-V is a Type 1 hypervisor because it places the hypervisor layer underneath the “management” Windows OS. If you enable the Hyper-V components in a full Windows OS installation, you are basically converting the Windows OS to a special virtual machine that runs side by side with other virtual machines.
Can you run Hyper-V and VMware on same server? VMware Workstation and Hyper-V are not compatible. Remove the Hyper-V role from the system before running VMware Workstation. VMware Workstation and Device/Credential Guard are not compatible.