Oracle VM vs vSphere

Oracle VM is ranked 3rd in Server Virtualization Software with 16 reviews vs vSphere which is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 29 reviews. The top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "The valuable features are the cost and the convenience of the physical machines, meaning that you can have multiple virtual machines that you can use for many other different tools". The top reviewer of vSphere writes "Putting some VMware ESX storage tips together". Oracle VM is most compared with vSphere, KVM and Hyper-V. vSphere is most compared with KVM, VMware Workstation and Proxmox VE. See our Oracle VM vs vSphere report.
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Pros
The ability to live migrate VMs on the fly from one hypervisor to another has been very useful.Ability to patch with no downtime.Overall, the biggest performance is around virtualization and automation, you can build private clouds with Oracle VM using Enterprise Manager.The virtualization product Oracle puts out just complements the performance of the database.​Because of the virtualization for Linux, I use just Linux basically in all VMs, a few with Windows.It provides enhancements for network and storage configuration, policy-based management for delivering application resource flexibility, and a GUI.We've noticed that when working with Citrix with our Oracle clients who also use Oracle Linux, the monitoring and testing is simpler and easier for us to do.In terms of server provisioning, it only takes a few clicks of a button and a bit of install automation.

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The benefit of the solution is that you can create template-based servers within minutes. If you were to use a physical server, it would probably take several hours, if not a whole day, to get everything set up the way you need.The UI is very intuitive, you don't have to spend hours before you figure it out. All in all, compared to other environments, like Hyper-V, we find vSphere a lot more user-friendly and intuitive to use.It is easy to maintain our data machines and take snapshots with the solution.It is easy to manage the solution. It is scalable and very stable.We are able to patch our hosts during production hours with the ability to keep services running.The easy of use with reduced space provides a better use of infrastructurevSphere has enabled an enterprise class virtualization environment with a central point of monitoring and management stretched over multiple datacenters (multi-site use), adding all the features of clustering for high-availability and failover, VM migration, and operations.vSphere brings the features required for an enterprise class system with a lot of supporting components: An intuitive user experience that simplifies and helps operational management.

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Cons
We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve.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 think more Command-Line options for the product, for deployments.Oracle's VM VirtualBox is a powerful, free, and open-source virtualization tool. However, you'll have to read a lot of documents and perform experiments in test environments to make it work for you.It doesn't monitor everything, which is a little bit more difficult. It doesn't seem to have as many features or metrics to monitor as some others do, so you have to make some homemade scripts to do it.With our current OVM Manager version, migrating a VM from one repository to another repository was really complicated, especially editing and manually matching the configuration.

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In the next release, I would like to see programming. I'd like to see a lot more about customization for people who want to customize programming API, SDK.These days we have an environment where we are often using clouds as well. A solution that would be a little more cloud-aware would be really helpful. I know there is a product from VMware that is more specifically for the cloud, but it would be nice if VMware Cloud Manager would be cloud-aware. It would simplify certain processes.I would like to start to using NSX in the next release.Get the HTML5 client to 100% parity to replace the Flash client.As we introduce the DevOps culture, we need to make sure that the principles and tools used to support this approach can be easily integrated and interoperated with the vSphere environment with no (or less) redundancy in tools and functionality.They need to further develop graphics virtualization.Due to the fact that during the last three months there appeared some critical bugs, the virtual machine backup might be inconsistent.The Web Client is too slow.

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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.The cost of scalability. You pay for what you use. It's free to download, free to install, and the support side has been very helpful.Oracle's VM VirtualBox is a powerful, free, and open-source virtualization tool.

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It is easy to understand the licensing of vSphere. We have standard enterprise licensing.The pricing is more expensive than Microsoft.VMware is costly versus other competitors but is still one of the market leaders and expanding now with partners like AWS.​The only issue with vSphere might be with the cost of the tools and the software.​The product is worth what you pay for it. I definitely feel like I"m getting good value.Compared with other vendors’ products, the pricing of the license is slightly lower. The annual S&S price is very affordable.Start with the lowest and upgrade if, and only if, absolutely necessary.VMware is consistently expensive and their pricing arrogance is what will drive us and other customers away.

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Also Known As
Also Known AsvSphere 6, vSOM, vCenter Server, VMware ESXi
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Overview
Overview

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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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersAmbulance 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,Abu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb.
Top Industries
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm
22%
Consumer Goods
11%
Local Government
11%
Renewables & Environment Company
6%
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Financial Services Firm
12%
Comms Service Provider
11%
University
10%
Government
7%
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Financial Services Firm
11%
Retailer
10%
University
9%
Manufacturing Company
8%
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Comms Service Provider
10%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Government
7%
University
6%
Company Size
Company Size
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Small Business
20%
Midsize Enterprise
25%
Large Enterprise
55%
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Small Business
16%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
26%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
22%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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