Citrix Hypervisor Review

High availability is good, but during deployment there were issues with the iSCSI multipath setup.

What is most valuable?

The high availability facility.

How has it helped my organization?

Use of this solution has reduced our costs, and we have a collection of over three 42U server rack cabinets.

What needs improvement?

The web management provided by Citrix needs to be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used XenServer since 2012.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We had some issues with the iSCSI multipath setup.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Some older versions of the Intel 550 chipset caused some instability with XenServer.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues yet.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It's good.

Technical Support:

It's good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had a previous solution and changed because the solution lacked some features that we needed.

How was the initial setup?

It was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

The whole setup was done in-house.

What was our ROI?

It's large enough that it is appreciated by management.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

  • VMWare
  • Hyper-V

What other advice do I have?

Just use the best solution for your own business.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

6.1, 6.2, & 6.5
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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