In today’s HA environments, you are able to administer your VMs from SCVMM, Failover Cluster Manager, and off course, - Hyper-V Manager.
What is the pros and cons here, and how do they affect each other?
Let`s start with a brief overview of them:
This console lets you do the following:
Create new VMs, edit VMs, administer your Virtual Networks, import/export VMs, and much more.
It also allows you to add additional Hyper-V servers in your network.
Failover Cluster Manager
If you`re running Hyper-V in a small environment with few hosts and for some reason do not use them in a Failover Cluster, this is the one you would like to use.
In addition, I should mention that you also could manage your stand-alone hosts with SCVMM as well, but we will look at the ‘requirements’ for using SCVMM later.
Hyper-V manager gives you the ability to manage your Hyper-V host, VMs, and every little detail here. It is a great console that every VM administrator should have in-depth knowledge of.