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Is Hyper-V under ESXi stable and effective to HW performace? I want to have primary Windows Server 2012 with services in Hyper-V like Exchange, and other OS under ESXi like Linux. Is this good way or is better clean Hyper-V on Windows Server? Or ESXi with more than one Windows Server under ESXi instead of Hyper-V?

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It would certainly be better to either use Hyper-V or ESXi, but not one on top of the other. It would slow down the system, and on top of that is not necessary. Which one to use out of Hyper-V and ESXi on the other hand is a completely different question and depends on what you will be using the virtual servers for.

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I want to have Windows Server 2012 Datacenter and virtualized applicalions like Exchange in Hyper-V because of security and portability. But I want to run everything under ESXi because of running other OS than Windows and One same Windows server 2012 datacenter as "lab" for new software, upgrading, etc. So my question is if anybody has experience with this combination. I know that ESXi and Hyper-V are low-layer hypervisors so this could make troubles... –  MyKE Jun 8 '13 at 15:55
    
But you can run linux OSs under Hyper-V, and then do away with the ESXi –  ohope5 Jun 8 '13 at 16:26

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