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Building a SharePoint 2016 Home Lab: A How-To Reference on Simulating a Realistic SharePoint Testing Environment by Stacy Simpkins

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© Stacy Simpkins 2016

Stacy Simpkins, Building a SharePoint 2016 Home Lab, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2170-9_2

2. Hyper-V vs. VMware and Virtual Switch Creation

Stacy Simpkins

(1)Brandon, Florida, USA

In Chapter 1, you created a plan for your virtual home lab environment. You determined your domain name and mapped out names for the service accounts and the virtual machines (VMs). Now it’s time to start building the environment.

I’m not going to spend time comparing Hyper-V to VMware from a platform perspective; but I will say this: Hyper-V has matured and it is enterprise ready and it is a worthy foe of VMware.

Drinking the Microsoft Kool-Aid, time and time again, I’m showing you how to create your lab using Hyper-V. Now you can create the domain in VMware ...

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