Most Helpful Review
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 solution is very stable. I don't recall any bugs or glitches. It's reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze.
The most valuable aspect of the solution is the resource management from the OVM Manager.
There's a lot of space to customize the solution if you need to.
What I like best about this product is that it's free.
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.
The feature that I have found most valuable is that its storage container, LVM, and everything else work out of the box.
Less infrastructure required; simple to use.
Ease of use, HA, internal 100gbps Virtio network, built-in backup (don't pay $1200 Veeam licence), support for multi-monitors on multiple VMs in KVM, no need to RDP in the VMs to do your stuff (Win, Linux and Mac with SPICE and using 6 screens here (11520*2160).
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.
We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve.
If you do a gap analysis between VMware and Oracle VM, you can't do VM Snapshot. That's one thing you can't do. It's a sort of a snapshot, but it's not really Snapshot technology. It requires that you're running on CFS-2.
You need to have a model for documentation available for the users. Right now, if you have to search for some troubleshooting, you need to have Oracle login. Many personnel might not have that login. The reach, the availability of information to the end-user, is not there.
The solution needs more features and flexibility in terms of communicating with other platforms. If it had that, it would be the perfect product.
Oracle VM should be more feature-rich.
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 could have more security updates such as when a new threat is coming into market.
Lacking in enterprise features.
The Windows drivers could be easier (unlike manually installing Ballon, QEMU and optionally SPICE, VIRTio, etc.)
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.
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.
Oracle VM is free if you are running it on Oracle infrastructure hardware, otherwise, it is subscription-based.
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.
Zero - this is a free solution.
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.
Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers.
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