What is most valuable?
The most valuable feature of this product is the quick and easy way to deploy new virtual machines from Oracle VM templates and your own templates. That is very useful to deploy new virtual machines in a few minutes with different Oracle products already installed and configured. For example, we can deploy a new virtual machine with Oracle Database installed and another virtual machine with Oracle WebCenter installed.
How has it helped my organization?
It reduced the time to deploy new machines and reduced the cost of licensing.
What needs improvement?
It would be very nice to improve the way to get hot backup clones of virtual machines and to schedule this jobs from Oracle VM Manager.
For how long have I used the solution?
We used it for three years and we stopped last year.
What was my experience with deployment of the solution?
I encountered some issues with virtual networks and live migration feature in v3.2.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
We had no issues with the stability.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
We've had no issues scaling it.
How are customer service and technical support?
7/10 Technical Support
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
The company where I was used VMware solutions for virtualization of environments, and we migrated all Oracle products to an Oracle VM infrastructure.
How was the initial setup?
The initial setup was a little complex because no one in the company knew about this product as it was something new at the time. My team and I did a successful installation of our Oracle VM environment and migrated all Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic application servers to this new infrastructure, which are now in our production environment for client deliveries.
What about the implementation team?
The implementation was done by a local team of the company with some issues but finally with success.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
This aspect was done by another team in our company.
What other advice do I have?
I think it is a good Oracle product, but it is necessary to have a dedicated team with the correct expertise for this task because it is different from other virtualization solutions. The team should include people who know about storage, networking, Oracle Linux OS, Xen Server, Oracle Database, etc.