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Switched from Citrix XEN and EMC VMWare: No downtime when node needs service but web interface could be simplified
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The ability to live migrate VMs on the fly from one hypervisor to another has been very useful.
Ability to patch with no downtime.
The stability of the product is fine.
The support staff in the tech support team at Oracle has improved. I find them extremely helpful and they give very solid support.
It is simple and straightforward, and it will only require you one system integrator to do the job.
It is a stable product.
It is very useful for the project management of our company.
Overall, the biggest performance is around virtualization and automation, you can build private clouds with Oracle VM using Enterprise Manager.
The initial setup was really straightforward and easy.
The most valuable feature of this solution is migration.
The solution is easy to install. It can run on a lot of different types of hardware. Creating virtual machines with it is really easy.
The solution allows for easy integrations.
The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.
The solution's compatibility is very good with multiple operating systems. The moving systems are very good and migration is excellent. These are the most valuable features for us.
Proxmox allows us to achieve affordable performance while keeping high levels of data protection and flexibility.
It is easier to balance loads across hypervisors if a given container or virtual machine uses more resources than its peers.
We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve.
There is no memory over-subscription and CPU over-subscription. That has to be improved in terms of Oracle VM perspective. The other leading virtualizing software solutions have this feature.
This solution is not as stable as other solutions in the market. But, Oracle has made an effort to improve these issues with recent updates.
The management can be improved more, and become more agile. It would be nice for it to become more rich in terms of UI. In addition, the replication to disaster recovery needs improvement.
It was a complex setup. It was very difficult for me.
Integrating with the internal system is not very easy.
One is the hypervisor. Right now, it’s all using Xen. What would be really helpful is to have some choice, and the underlying hypervisor technology use KVM which is very popular with certain workloads.
I would say third-party plugins to other storage vendors. There are a lot of converged infrastructure setups; one that we have, multiple different hardware vendors. So that would be something we could definitely be looking for.
The virtualization can be better.
If this solution could import directly from OVS format then it would make migration much easier.
We had some challenges with management including volume and storage management. Setting it up properly and making it work, specifically shared storage between the virtual machines, is difficult.
The solution needs a better billing system.
I would like to see more monitoring in the next release of this solution.
The solution should include some features that can help with converting raw files into different formats. It should offer better management around raw files.
This solution needs a more flexible and efficient backup solution in the dashboard.
It would be nice to have total CPU and RAM allocations show for all VMs/CTs to avoid overloading an individual hypervisor.
Pricing and Cost Advice
Licensing costs are less for Oracle Linux and for clients moving to the Oracle Cloud, as it is included in the price of the subscription.
I recommend this for any customer wanting to reduce their licensing costs for packaged applications.
If you choose Oracle hardware, then this virtualization software is included along with support.
We were able to deploy our solution at near zero cost compared to other vendors since the licenses come with our Oracle hardware.
The cost of this solution is cheap. It is one of the reasons we chose Oracle VM. It is truly "pocket- friendly."
Pricing and licensing is one of the main decision making reasons for going to Oracle VM because it was cost effective.
If you buy an Oracle server, this solution is free. You have to only pay for support.
The price of this product is high.
Proxmox is free software, but if you prefer the support and a more rested repository then you can pay for it.
An excellent choice for budget sensitive operations.
The cost is excellent.
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Oracle VM for x86
Oracle VM for x86 is a Xen based server virtualization platform for public and private cloud and traditional on premise deployment. Oracle VM offers full lifecycle and application deployment from disk to cloud.
Designed and optimized for security, efficiency and performance Oracle VM supports major hardware vendors x86 and storage platforms and can run workloads on Linux, Windows and Oracle Solaris. Uniquely for our virtualization platform it offers live patching via Ksplice enhancing security and minimizing service disruption. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.
Oracle VM for SPARC
Oracle VM for SPARC is a firmware based virtualization platform for Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC based servers running Solaris. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.
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