Proxmox VE vs. XenServer

As of March 2019, Proxmox VE is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 3 reviews vs XenServer which is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 2 reviews. 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". The top reviewer of XenServer writes "Most people know VMWare and Hyper-V. XenServer fits right in the middle". Proxmox VE is most compared with XenServer, VMware vSphere and KVM. XenServer is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM and Hyper-V. See our Proxmox VE vs. XenServer report.
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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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We find there are good central maintenance and central management panels.

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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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It needs improvement with the security features.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
An excellent choice for budget sensitive operations.​The cost is excellent.

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The pricing and licensing is so important. Customers do consider the price seriously.

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Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers.

Citrix XenServer is an open source virtualization platform that manages server, desktop and cloud virtual infrastructures. XenServer is straightforward and quick to install. Even the most demanding workloads and automated management processes can take just a couple of minutes to virtualize. XenServer lowers IT costs and increases IT agility and flexibility.

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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 AG U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.
Find out what your peers are saying about Proxmox VE vs. XenServer and other solutions. Updated: March 2019.
324,733 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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