4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 29, 2012 12:01 PM by forawsum

    Patching's Impact on Hypervisor Choice

    briley
      In honor of the start of VMworld, I have a question for you all.
      Is your choice of hypervisor affected by frequency of patching at all?
      We all know that Windows has to be patched at least monthly.  And then there are those super-urgent emergency patches that fly out once in a while, scaring the heck out of all of us. . .

       

      If you're using Hyper-V, does that concern you, or present any problems at all?  With the footprint of VMware ESXi, there's just not that much to patch (yet).  Is anyone using KVM, Citrix, orthe other alternatives?  How are they in terms of patching frequency?
      Just wondering what you all have to say on this.  One of the only reasons I was excited about VMware going ESXi exclusively was patching.
      Thanks for sharing!