Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 and 2016 is a powerful virtualization technology that enables businesses to take advantage of the benefits of virtualization. Hyper-V reduces costs, increases hardware utilization, optimizes business infrastructure, and improves server availability. Hyper-V works with virtualization-aware hardware to tightly control the resources available to each virtual machine. The latest generation of Dell EMC servers includes virtualization-aware processors and network adapters.
From a network management standpoint, virtual machines are much easier to manage than physical computers. To this end, Hyper-V includes many management features designed to make managing virtual machines simple and familiar, while enabling easy access to powerful VM-specific management functions. The primary management platform within a Hyper-V-based Citrix virtualization environment is Microsoft Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).
SCVMM provides centralized and powerful management, monitoring, and self-service provisioning for virtual machines. SCVMM host groups enable you to apply policies and check for problems across several VMs at once. Groups are organized by owner, operating system, or by custom names such as "Development" or "Production." The interface also incorporates Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). VM consoles are live and accessible from the management console by double-clicking the VM.