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"What I like best about this product is that it's free.""There's a lot of space to customize the solution if you need to.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the resource management from the OVM Manager.""The solution is very stable. I don't recall any bugs or glitches. It's reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze.""The ability to live migrate VMs on the fly from one hypervisor to another has been very useful.""Ability to patch with no downtime.""Good visualization hypervisor.""What I like the most is the failover and the quick restore of virtual machines."

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"Proxmox allows us to achieve affordable performance while keeping high levels of data protection and flexibility.""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.""The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.""The solution allows for easy integrations.""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 most valuable feature of this solution is migration.""The initial setup was really straightforward and easy.""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)."

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"Oracle VM should be more feature-rich.""The solution needs more features and flexibility in terms of communicating with other platforms. If it had that, it would be the perfect product.""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.""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.""We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve.""Deployment should be simplified.""Integration with cloud products would be beneficial.""I've found that using Oracle VM is like stepping back in time. It's not kept up with technology. The only reason anyone uses it is that they're afraid of Oracle's licensing. Oracle has a tremendously bad licensing approach."

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"This solution needs a more flexible and efficient backup solution in the dashboard.""The solution should include some features that can help with converting raw files into different formats. It should offer better management around raw files.""I would like to see more monitoring in the next release of this solution.""The solution needs a better billing system.""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.""If this solution could import directly from OVS format then it would make migration much easier.""The virtualization can be better.""The Windows drivers could be easier (unlike manually installing Ballon, QEMU and optionally SPICE, VIRTio, etc.)"

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"Oracle VM is free if you are running it on Oracle infrastructure hardware, otherwise, it is subscription-based.""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.""With having a global contract, we get some discounts.""All other vendors are selling their licenses to use the VM, but Oracle isn't doing that, which is its biggest advantage. It is free. All you have to do is get the hardware. You can create an unlimited number of VMs for free. With VMware, you have to purchase licenses for the number of VMs that you want to create. You only pay for their premium support, and even that is optional. I am now learning this product, and we can even do without the support."

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"Proxmox is free software, but if you prefer the support and a more rested repository then you can pay for it.""Zero - this is a free solution.""The only thing you pay for is support and it is between $2,500 and $3,000 a year. It depends on the support plan you choose. Support is optional.""I am not aware of the licensing cost, but there is a cost for support.""It's an open-source solution that can be used free of cost."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Its ease of management and simplicity are most valuable. It is free, and you can provision an unlimited number of VMs at no cost for clients. They also provide perfect support.
Top Answer: All other vendors are selling their licenses to use the VM, but Oracle isn't doing that, which is its biggest advantage. It is free. All you have to do is get the hardware. You can create an unlimited… more »
Top Answer: The user interface of the version that we have requires improvement. They have already improved the user interface by moving away from OVMM to OVM or KVM which uses the oVirt engine and has a… more »
Top Answer: It has a good performance and you can cluster it.
Top Answer: For the price, performance is going to be the first takeaway we can offer to our customers.
Top Answer: For now, we're planning to migrate to another solution because there seems to be a lot of backups that we have set up. We have reviewed Proxmox VE but we want to focus more on our customers. In fact… more »
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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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Ambulance Victoria, Australian Finance Group (AFG), Avnet Technology Solutions, CERN, cloudKleyer, Danish Tax Authority (SKAT), Data Intensity, Dubai World, Engineers Australia, Enkitec, Groupe FLO, Guerra S.A. Implemento, s Rodovišrios, Interactive One, IT Convergence, Jesta Digital, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, KT, Kyoto Prefecture, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory / National Ignition Facility, Multinet Pakistan, National Australia Bank (NAB), Navis LLC, Overhead Door, Overstock.com, Paragon Data, Parks Victoria, Pella, Sunway Shared Services, St. Louis Metro, Terminales Ro de la Plata S.A., University of Massachusetts, Versace,
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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Financial Services Firm17%
Manufacturing Company9%
Local Government9%
Consumer Goods Company9%
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Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Comms Service Provider45%
Computer Software Company16%
Government6%
Media Company6%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise55%
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Small Business83%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise10%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle VM vs. Proxmox VE and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
502,335 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Oracle VM is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 10 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 20 reviews. Oracle VM is rated 7.6, while Proxmox VE is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Good documentation and a simple setup but has a terrible licensing structure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proxmox VE writes "Rivaling the stiffest and competition in its category this solution suffers only from being young". Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, Oracle VM VirtualBox and RHEV, whereas Proxmox VE is most compared with Hyper-V, KVM, Citrix Hypervisor, Oracle VM VirtualBox and VMware Workstation. See our Oracle VM vs. Proxmox VE report.

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