Oracle VM VirtualBox Review

I've used VMWarePlayer and VirutalPC but decided on VM Virtualbox for support of Snapshot and Linux


Valuable Features

Snapshot

Improvements to My Organization

Building a sandbox to evaluate the new feature and scrape after tested

Room for Improvement

Overhead of Memory and CPU resource

Use of Solution

More than 6 years (since VirtualBox 1.6)

Deployment Issues

Not particularly

Stability Issues

New release may experience stability issues with a new guest OS such as Windows 8

Scalability Issues

Due to memory overhead, I would not suggest creating more than 6 VM instances per one physical platform

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: Moderate (3/5)Technical Support: Moderate (3/5)

Previous Solutions

VMWarePlayer - no support of Snapshot VirutalPC - unstable and no support for Linux

Initial Setup

Pretty easy

Implementation Team

In-house team

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Minimal - because the setup was straightforward and operation is easy

Other Solutions Considered

VMWarePlayer VirtualPC

Other Advice

Community support is the best source for implementation assistance
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
2 Comments
Developer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employeesVendor

As you said, the main pro of VM VirtualBox is that it supports a wide range of operating systems, like Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris and Linux. Also this tools is free, easy to use and fast. The main cons are that VirtualBox does not have drag-and-drop between host and guest desktops, and the shared folders are complicated to set up.

18 February 14
docente at a universityReal User

uso VirtualBox para experiencias en la cátedra de Sistemas Operativos

03 July 15
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