Comparison Guide for vSphere 6, Windows Server and Red Hat

Picture galleries are based on the VMware official comparison guide

Licensing and pricing are not included. Here is the only the technical comparison of vSphere 6 with Operations Management , Windows Server/System Center 2012 R2 and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5 . It is also not applicable for upcoming Windows Server and System Center 2016 which bring new Hyper-V advanced features

Update: Windows Server 2016 vs vSphere 6 @channel9 by Matt McSpirit (Microsoft)

Virtualization Platform

Administration and Management

Operations Management

Storage

High availability

Networking

 

Linux Integration Services 4.1

Get a little more from  Linux guests on Hyper-V and Azure.

New version of LIS with the latest bug fixes, features and performance improvements is available to download .

LIS 4.1 for Hyper-V provides the additional functionality over LIS 4.0 

  • Installable on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, and 7.2
  • Installable on CentOS 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, and 7.2
  • Installable on Oracle Linux 7.2 when running the Red Hat Compatible Kernel
  • Hyper-V Sockets
  • Manual Memory Hot-Add
  • SCSI WWN
  • lsvmbus
  • Uninstallation script

LIS 4.1 is applicable to the following guest operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2-5.11 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, and 64-bit
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0-6.7 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0-7.2 64-bit
  • CentOS 5.2-5.11 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, and 64-bit
  • CentOS 6.0-6.7 32-bit and 64-bit
  • CentOS 7.0-7.2 64-bit
  • Oracle Linux 6.4-6.7 with Red Hat Compatible Kernel 32-bit and 64-bit
  •  Oracle Linux 7.0-7.2 with Red Hat Compatible Kernel 64-bit

For more information , please use this link to download full description (Linux Integration Services v4-1.pdf)  and RPMs/ISO files