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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.
I have found this product excellent for test/dev environments. This is 90% of what I use this product for.
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.
I have had issues with the virtual network adapters in the past that has taken some time to troubleshoot.
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.
The pricing is a bit steep in my opinion for testing and there are other options.
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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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