Oracle VM VirtualBox Review

Oracle VM is a solution for virtual servers and machines. This software is freely available in the market.

Valuable Features:

Oracle VM Virtual Box is an open source virtualisation software which is recommended wherever budget is a issue. The software is worth using. You can virtually run different OS on a physical platform. You can run Linux on a windows system virtually or otherwise. There is an easy set up procedure for interface virtual machines with the software. You can create different VLANs and interface groups of VMs or nodes. There is also an option for switching data from the physical machine to the virtual machine and vice versa, by using share folders. You can also optimize your physical desktop and virtual desktop as well.

Room for Improvement:

In Oracle VM a simple drag and drop of files and folders between the host machine and the virtual machine is not available. Compared to other commercial virtualisation software, VMware has the facility by inclusion of its Additions feature. The matter gets worse between two different OS like Windows on the host and Linux on the Virtual machine. Some difficulties can be faced while installing virtual networking drivers on a virtual machine. It is time consuming and uploading of drives to the guest system is complicated.

Other Advice:

Pricing is a major advantage in the case of Oracle VM. The software freely available, and can therefore be used easily and tried first before acquiring the commercial software. OS that is to be installed in the guest system, can be easily installed by uploading .ISO image. This is easier and faster.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user6579 (Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees)

Yes, agree with author on certain points like the guest system can be installed through the .iso file. And the installation can be done quickly and smoothly. And would also like to add one point that Oracle VM follows client server architecture.
It has three components :
1) Oracle VM Manager,
2) Oracle VM Server and
3) Oracle VM Agent

author avatarit_user2652 (Project Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees)
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Nice one !! I would like to know whether oracle VM is platform independent? Can we install Solaris or any other flavour of linux on it?

author avatarit_user517566 (User at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees)

Good, I think there are more room for improvement.