Oracle VM Review

Oracle VM is an extremely feature rich, high performance product, which provides an environment to leverage the benefits of virtualization technology.

Valuable Features:

1) It allows deploying operating systems and the application software’s within supported platforms and environments.2) It includes VM Server which is designed to provide a secure, lightweight, server based platform to run and execute virtual machines. And also includes VM Manager which manages VM Servers.3) The product is freely available under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Room for Improvement:

1) Drag and Drop feature is not stable, at times the UI becomes inconsistent, when using this feature.2) Connecting VM Manager in a web browser twice in a different tab or window provides unexpected display issues.3) When upgrading the VM server to newer version from ISO image and CD, though new entries are created in Oracle Linux grub menu, however entries from previous installation are not removed.All and all the product offers number of benefits to the users who often use multiple platforms. Though there are some disadvantages of the product which can be fixed with some workarounds.

Other Advice:

Though the latest release 3.1.1 is quite mature and has more to offer in terms of performance, usability, security, and scalability.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user3876 (Database Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees)

Oracle VM runs well with Oracle SAN, but do the third party vendors like EMC SAN also support Oracle VM?