Oracle VM Review

​We can run software on a host separate from other hardware resources, which is important when we need to take a snapshot and restore it later on another VM.​


Valuable Features:

With Oracle VM, the most valuable feature is the virtualization of the hardware, making it easier to maintain and support than actual OS's and networks resources. 

Improvements to My Organization:

We can run software on a host separate from other hardware resources, which is important when we need to take a snapshot and restore it later on another VM.

But it also comes down to the fact that it's a product by Oracle, the industry leader. We know we can rely on it and that it'll be supported by an established company.

Room for Improvement:

The fact that it cannot do a hot snapshot is a problem for us, but we work around it. We need to have good backups, while the system is up, which don't don't right now with Oracle VM. Our workarounds are fine for now, but we'd prefer to be able to just do hot snapshots when we need to.

Deployment Issues:

We've had no issues deploying it.

Stability Issues:

I think it's fine, there are no issue there. We haven't had any big issues with it being unstable.

Scalability Issues:

The scalability has been there for us as well. We've been able to scale as needed.

Initial Setup:

It's implemented just fine. The setup was pretty easy and straightforward. It was a combination of an easy product to install and technical expertise as well.

Implementation Team:

We implemented it ourselves with our in-house team.

Other Solutions Considered:

We didn't really evaluate other products because we already run a lot of other Oracle solutions. Obviously, Oracle VM is supported by Oracle, which makes things easier than if we had used, for example, vSphere or Hyper-V.

Other Advice:

Study ahead of time so you know what you're working with. Also, plan your implementation.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We're partners.
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