Citrix Hypervisor Room for Improvement

Anthony Musaluke
Chief Operating Officer at Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)
The third-party integration is not very advanced. I don't know if it's a lack of interest by developers. Compared with VMware, Xenserver doesn't have a lot of third-party add-ons. Maybe in some way that can be improved. The number one feature that would make it a more robust product is a backup solution. Right now we have to buy Xen Orchestra as a separate solution to manage the tasks a little bit better. If it was integrated within the product, that would be good. Maybe Citrix should just buy Xen Orchestra and improve on it. It is a very good product. It does everything we want to do, but it's a separate product which means we have to pay another license in addition to the ones for XenServer. So I really would want to see improvements in the backup arena and a more robust clean-up job after some tasks such as snapshots fail to complete. View full review »
WilVan Lierop
System Integrator at a marketing services firm with 201-500 employees
This solution needs a block-level backup. We have backup solutions in place but they are pretty arcane. That is a niche, it is not filled with professional solutions. There are solutions that can do it - if you look at solutions for file system level backups, you will find many of them. But if you look for systems with block-level backup or block-level synchronization, you will see that the tools are pretty minor. View full review »
Deepak Sinha
Manager IT at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
The licensing costs are too high on the solution. They should work to make the costs more reasonable. It is not easy to adopt this quantitative footprint. It could be helpful if we could have some sort of optimum licensing model to make the adoption of this product easier. The integration with all products needs a bit of work. There should not be any kind of limitation for cross-areas, for example, you should be able to use Linux, and any other operating system you choose. If I want to assign more than two TB of line, it is currently not supporting this. They should, however, because in some cases, you'd be required to have more than two TB of space. They should work to offer much more space than they do. View full review »
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Network Engineeer at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
To improve the product, I would like to be able to use the high availability of XenServer but the free version does not have that feature. I would really like to have a different trial option so I could try out the broader set of available options even if it is for a limited time. It's pretty complicated to set up the server order and that can be simplified in the product. If a server shuts down the order in which the virtual servers will come up should be something that I can designate easily. The order can make a difference in a successful startup. View full review »
Pre-sales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Overall, I can't think of a feature that is lacking. We've been pretty satisfied overall. View full review »
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The self-service user portal needs to be more granular and be more customizable. View full review »
Lead Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Some of the tools are different from VMware and there are some issues with speed in the network. They need to have some cleared individuals on their team. There are some limits, and technical support could be improved. The online documentation could be better found within the accounts. There is an issue with having an actual account versus a standard account. You need a licensed account to look up technical support. Better return time when reaching out for support would be an improvement. View full review »
The solution is too expensive and people are kind of moving away from Citrix. It's starting to become a problem. It is a primary reason that while we are rebuilding we're going to seek out open-source solutions. View full review »
Dan Withrow
Senior Manager of Engineering at Mechanics Bank
Integrated workload balancing and virtual switch management that doesn't require another virtual appliance to control. View full review »
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
It is a very good product, so there really isn't much that needs to be added. Maybe the speed could be improved. It might be nice if the licensing cost could be improved because it is a big jump when you reach the threshold. A good addition might be consol management in Linux. Right now I have to start in Windows to manage the system. It is not my preference. View full review »
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The manageability of the solution needs improvement. It's an extremely bad product to handle. The solution needs to offer better implementation of shared storage. View full review »
IT Manager at a legal firm with 11-50 employees
The solution would benefit from faster technical support. The solution should add session sharing in future releases. It would be helpful if, for example, you could switch a user from one terminal server to another terminal server without loosing the session and without the need to log off and then log on again. This way we can put in place some services, without asking the user to log out. We can just move users from one server to another and the user would not notice any interruption. View full review »
Information Technology Specialist at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Live migration is something that can be improved. Modification of virtual machines, while they're still powered on, should be supported. View full review »
System Engineer & IT Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The performance, storage capabilities and network are all aspects of the solution that need improvement. The solution should be more flexible and allow for greater customization. View full review »
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Network management needs improvement because it is not very stable. In the next release, I would like to see more tools added, or included. View full review »
Janusz Kokot
System Administrator at UM LUBLIN
The USB support for the virtual server needs improvement. View full review »
Allan Rodriguez
User at
I would like the possibility of updating the hypervisor by applying security patches. In the free version, it is a bit annoying. View full review »
Winston Jordan
User at State of Alabama, Office of Information Technology
The built-in networking features are a little limited. View full review »
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