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Compatibility of Guest OS and Applications for Virtualization

Is this Guest Operating System Supported on VMware ?
Is this Guest Operating System Supported on Hyper-V ?
Is this Application Supported on VM hosted on VMware vSphere ?
Is this Application Supported on VM hosted on Microsoft Hyper-V ?
In early days of an Organization’s Virtualization journey , These are the most common questions that is put across to Virtualization Administrators by the end users . Both VMware and Hyper-V have Supported Guest OS compatibility list which can be referred for the Suported Guest operating System list whereas the same is not the case with applications that are virtualized .  Administrators are made to check with the Application vendor for support  of their product on the various Virtualization platforms .  Microsoft Application’s supported configuration for both Hyper-V and VMware can be verified in the SVVP portal .
Please find list of links that can be helpful to VM Administrators in answering the above questions .
Supported Guest Operating System :
Microsoft Application supported Configuration :
We can use this link to verify if the configuration is supported by Microsoft by choosing the Application with the exact version  , Guest OS with SP and the Hypervisor in the Wizard .
Virtualizing Enterprise Applications in VMware :
VMware’s Compatibility Link can be used to verify VMware supported configuration for Systems , Storage/SAN, IO Devices, Guest/Host OS .
While other operating systems and Applications may still work with VMware / Hyper-V , this list shows the set of supported guest OS and Microsoft Supported Application configuration  on VMware / Hyper-V .
Please feel free to share your experiences and add more links that I might have missed so that I can update this blog accordingly .
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