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"Good visualization hypervisor.""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."

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"We are able to patch our hosts during production hours with the ability to keep services running.""Its DR facility is good. Within a moment, data can be retrieve from another physical location over the Internet. The speed to recover data is good.""The ability of a running VM to be quickly relocated to another hypervisor or launched at another site via replicated storage greatly reduces downtime.""The most valuable feature is the VDP Backup solution.""The vMotion in particular I think is the most valuable because this feature provides migrations of virtual machines in case you want to run do maintenance.""It has allowed us to be more resilient to infrastructure and hardware failure, reduced hardware costs, and decreased recovery time from failures.""The free ESXi hypervisor was a great way to get started, as it allowed us to introduce virtual machines so that users could start to experience the advantages.""Production people can quickly reboot the server with ESXi Quick Boot."

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"Deployment should be simplified.""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."

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"Get the HTML5 client to 100% parity to replace the Flash client.""OS templates should be readily available, so there is no need to get an OS separately. Only the activation part should be different, which is not presently available due to the need to get the OS from a different location, then create VMs.""The ability to run ARM based VMs on an x86 platform for testing purposes. With the growing use of SBCs running on ARM architectures for IoT devices, it would be very useful if developers could build and deploy VMs running operating systems like Raspbian used on Raspberry Pi devices on their existing x86 ESXi environments. Even if this is not possible through some form of emulation, the ability to add ARM hypervisors to vSphere environments would be very useful. This will enable more rapid development cycles for customers just getting started with IoT but already existing vSphere users.""I would like to see better fault and performance reporting in the GUI.""I would like to see VMware vSphere provide a centralized patch service on the VMware level, regardless of your operating systems.""Reducing the cost of vSphere would be an improvement.""It would be great if the free version included a management tool that was a scaled-down vCenter Manager.""I would like more Amazon stuff inside of VMware."

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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."

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"VMware is costly versus other competitors but is still one of the market leaders and expanding now with partners like AWS.""You will find the cost is reasonably cheaper.""Do not buy based on price alone. Many of my customers chose the lowest cost option only to discover that the additional funds needed to access even a few more features would have been money well spent. Likewise, if you are going to spend more money on additional features, then have a plan to actually deploy and integrate those features into your infrastructure. Many customers never take full advantage of the many features that they are paying for and that can be avoided by being proactive in developing your overall vision for the infrastructure.""The license of VMware is a one-time payment and you can continue to enroll in support for troubleshooting and also administer the licenses.""The price is high, but you get back a lot.""Our ROI is good.""There is an average performance boost, especially if you use VM encryption inside the VMware with another product, like McAfee. You will see great improvement in these cases.""The licensing fees are on a yearly basis."

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Answers from the Community
Rozaino Sarbini
author avatarThomasBeetz
Real User

Oracle OVM is replaced by oracle OLVM. KVM replace XEN. oracle is cheaper than VMware and Oracle allows hard partioning on their products. So the license costs for the Oracle database or WebLogic server can be reduced. 

author avatarMariusz Masewicz
User

VMware is more popular. OVM or better OLVM is good for Oracle products because provides "hard paritioning".

author avatarSimeon Anguelov
User

I am just a newbie in Red Hat/Linux VM - KVM. I don’t think I can be of help here. You could ask one of the EU Red Hat representatives from the business card included for better help.

author avatarJosé Rios
Real User

I recommend VMware, which is stable when putting it to production, you just need a server with enough memory and you will realize that VMware is the one.

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Top Answer: Oracle OVM is replaced by oracle OLVM. KVM replace XEN. oracle is cheaper than VMware and Oracle allows hard partioning on their products. So the license costs for the Oracle database or WebLogic… more »
Top Answer: Question one: Does the customer already have vSphere because than I would suggest not to use Acropolis? Nutanix wants to control the entire platform with its HCI solution like VMware. Question 2:… 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.

VMware vSphere is the leading server virtualization platform with consistent management for virtual data centers.

Deliver business value from day one with powerful server virtualization, breakthrough availability, safe automated management and intelligent operational insight that adapts to your environment. Automate workload placement and resource optimization based on preset customizable templates.

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Financial Services Firm18%
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Large Enterprise55%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle VM vs. VMware vSphere and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,944 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Oracle VM is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 13 reviews while VMware vSphere is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 47 reviews. Oracle VM is rated 7.2, while VMware vSphere is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Low cost robust VM soln with ability to patch with no downtime and free Live migration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSphere writes "Makes Resources Available & Services More Reliable". Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, Hyper-V, Citrix Hypervisor, Proxmox VE and RHEV, whereas VMware vSphere is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Nutanix Acropolis, VMware Workstation and RHEV. See our Oracle VM vs. VMware vSphere report.

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