Oracle VM VirtualBox Review

I can quickly create a portable working environment with applications. I can’t easily add or enable network ports without powering down my virtual machine.


Valuable Features

It gives me the simplicity to quickly create virtual machines and to deploy my applications, and it's free. These are the most valuable features for me.

Improvements to My Organization

I can quickly create a portable working environment with all the applications running in my VirtualBox VMs.

Room for Improvement

An example of an area of improvement that I can see from my use of it would be the VirtualBox network setting. From my experience with it, I can’t easily add network or enable network ports without powering down my virtual machine.

Use of Solution

I have been using VirtualBox for a couple of years now.

Deployment Issues

I have had no issues with the deployment.

Stability Issues

I have had no issues with the stability.

Scalability Issues

I do not have more than four virtual VMs running concurrently as these are all individual pods deployed for demo purposes etc.

Customer Service and Technical Support

I've had no experience with the customer service and technical support. I have been using the free edition of Oracle VirtualBox.

Previous Solutions

I have used VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, OpenStack, and, now, VirtualBox. I have used all these hypervisors in my environments for demos and test purposes.

Initial Setup

The initial setup is very straightforward. Once you are familiar with virtualization, VirtualBox is very intuitive and simple to use.

Implementation Team

This is an in-house implementation. Try it out, it is very easy. It fulfills most of my requirements in virtualizing my applications so that I can do demos and run tests.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

I am using the free version of Oracle VirtualBox.

Other Advice

Give it a try, it is free.

What we have in this screenshot is 3 VMs powered on:

  • A Linux DNS server
  • A Windows JumpBox
  • Two Cloudian Servers (with one powered off)


Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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