Oracle VM Review

Oracle VM was chosen mostly due to licensing issues and it is based on the stable Xen.

What is most valuable?

It reduces the licensing cost for other Oracle products, and because it's based on Xen, it has no performance problems.

How has it helped my organization?

We've been able to use it successfully for deployment of our online application.

What needs improvement?

It needs automatic migration that's similar to VMware vMotion. The DRS feature in VMware migrates virtual machines based on the load on the hosts. Oracle VM does not have this feature, and I don't want users complaining about the performance bottleneck due to the load on the host.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using it for three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

I deployed it within a week and didn't have any issues with it.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Thankfully, everything was stable in spite of my limited knowledge.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We had no issues scaling it for our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

The customer service was good.

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

We also use VMware products, which I personally prefer. VMware products are an administrator's dream. They have thought of everything, including DRS, HA, templates, and virtual machine deployment. It is very easy to do all these tasks.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was a bit of both straightforward and complex, but it's easy if you know VMware.

What about the implementation team?

I carried out the implementation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It reduces the licensing cost for Oracle products, though I still prefer VMware.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Oracle VM was chosen mostly due to licensing issues and it is based on the stable KVM product of Red Hat.

What other advice do I have?

VMware is the best, but for saving license costs for Oracle products, Oracle VM is good and stable.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user8982 (IT Administrator at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees)

Oracle VM is based on Xen, not KVM. Needless to say I stopped reading after I saw the title.