Oracle VM VirtualBox vs. Proxmox VE

As of June 2019, Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 4th in Server Virtualization Software with 7 reviews vs Proxmox VE which is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 3 reviews. The top reviewer of Oracle VM VirtualBox writes "It is great for creating test environments, and saves a lot of time". The top reviewer of Proxmox VE writes "Switched from Citrix XEN and EMC VMWare: No downtime when node needs service but web interface could be simplified". Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Hyper-V and Proxmox VE. Proxmox VE is most compared with XenServer, VMware vSphere and KVM. See our Oracle VM VirtualBox vs. Proxmox VE report.
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Pros
The cloning is a very useful tool.This solution creates a snapshot of virtual machines so you can create test environments.This is a highly scalable solution.The flexibility and the closed platform, so it allows you to run in multiple platforms, Windows, Linux, Macintosh.The flexibility and the closed platform, so it allows you to run in multiple platforms, Windows, Linux, Macintosh.VirtualBox provides an isolated, consistent environmentThe configuration and installation is pretty straightforward.The flexibility as well as performance wise and as well as data volume, we have huge volume stored.

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It is easier to balance loads across hypervisors if a given container or virtual machine uses more resources than its peers.We now have the ability to quickly build and deploy VM desktops for application testing with the snapshot ability to rollback, as required.Saves a lot of time compared to imaging physical desktops.The template option allows us to build a desktop in a VM, then quickly deploy as a linked clone.

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Cons
The communications setup lags. It does not connect properly so the batching and networking is a bit slow.I think that this solution should be more user-friendly.This solution needs improvement with the business continuity planning, disaster and recovery management and using centralized data storage.We're working with them to be able to allow the local USB ports to be ported over to the remote desktop, running VirtualBox.We're working with them to be able to allow the local USB ports to be ported over to the remote desktop, running VirtualBox.It's not as robust as server platforms, nor does it need to be.One valuable feature would be for it to work right the first time but it doesn't necessarily do that.

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It would be nice to have total CPU and RAM allocations show for all VMs/CTs to avoid overloading an individual hypervisor.Separate physical network for Corosync/Heartbeat should be emphasized in the Quick Start or Getting Started documentation.Some of the more advanced features and options required for setup still need to use the console and hand edit config files.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Pricing does not apply for us, we do not have to pay for the service.It is a very cost-effective solution.

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An excellent choice for budget sensitive operations.​The cost is excellent.

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Overview

Oracle VM Virtualbox is a cross-platform virtualizer for x86 servers and desktops, and is also for embedded usage. With this product, you can run multiple operating systems on a single machine, all at the same time, making it a powerful tool to test, develop, demonstrate and deploy solutions.

Oracle VM Virtualbox is a professional solution that is also freely available as Open Source Software. It is for both enterprise and home use. This x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization software is high performing and rich in features. 

Oracle VM Virtualbox currently runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris and Macintosh. It also supports many guest operating systems, such as Windows, DOX/Windows 3. Linux, OS/2, OpenBSD, Solaris and OpenSolaris.

For more information on Oracle VM VirtualBox, visit Oracle.com

Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers.

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Airbus, Colorado State University, SCS Africa, Wolf Medical Systems.Municipality of Trento, SwitchMIA, inDenova, Valmeita City Council, Alpha IT AS, Grupo Inversor Veracruzano S.A.P.I. de C.V. (GRIVER), Laut und Schoen, IT-Services - Hamburg e.K., KMI Learning, Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd., Serwise AG
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