Compare Proxmox VE vs. VMware Workstation

Proxmox VE is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 4 reviews while VMware Workstation is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 1 review. Proxmox VE is rated 8.2, while VMware Workstation is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Proxmox VE writes "Switched from Citrix XEN and EMC VMWare: No downtime when node needs service but web interface could be simplified". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Workstation writes "I have found this product excellent for quick test/dev environments. ". Proxmox VE is most compared with XenServer, VMware vSphere and KVM, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and Oracle VM VirtualBox.
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Pros
Proxmox allows us to achieve affordable performance while keeping high levels of data protection and flexibility.It is easier to balance loads across hypervisors if a given container or virtual machine uses more resources than its peers.We now have the ability to quickly build and deploy VM desktops for application testing with the snapshot ability to rollback, as required.Saves a lot of time compared to imaging physical desktops.The template option allows us to build a desktop in a VM, then quickly deploy as a linked clone.

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I have found this product excellent for test/dev environments. This is 90% of what I use this product for.

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Cons
This solution needs a more flexible and efficient backup solution in the dashboard.It would be nice to have total CPU and RAM allocations show for all VMs/CTs to avoid overloading an individual hypervisor.Separate physical network for Corosync/Heartbeat should be emphasized in the Quick Start or Getting Started documentation.Some of the more advanced features and options required for setup still need to use the console and hand edit config files.

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I have had issues with the virtual network adapters in the past that has taken some time to troubleshoot.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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The pricing is a bit steep in my opinion for testing and there are other options.

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Average Words per Review
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8.3
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Average Words per Review
386
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9.0
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Overview

Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers.

VMware Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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Sample Customers
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 AGAkademiska Hus
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider19%
Software R&D Company15%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Manufacturing Company26%
Retailer19%
Software R&D Company14%
Comms Service Provider9%
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