Compare Proxmox VE vs. XenServer

Proxmox VE is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 4 reviews while XenServer which is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 3 reviews. Proxmox VE is rated 8.2, while XenServer is rated 8.2. 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 XenServer writes "Offers full control over our virtual machines and is budget-friendly ". Proxmox VE is most compared with XenServer, VMware vSphere and KVM, whereas XenServer is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM and Hyper-V. See our Proxmox VE vs. XenServer report.
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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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This solution allows the end users to clone, start, stop, or remotely control their VMs.We find there are good central maintenance and central management panels.

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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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The self-service user portal needs to be more granular and be more customizable.It needs improvement with the security features.

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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 most valuable feature is the cost; it is a free product.To subscribe to the paid version with support, it is approximately $6,000 per year.The pricing and licensing is so important. Customers do consider the price seriously.

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Miriam Tover
Jean FrancoReal User

You should go with Proxmox for many reasons, including not needing a specific Windows Application to manage it, where with Proxmox you can manage all with a browser. Also Proxmox has a native integrated Ceph Storage control.

23 July 19
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Overview

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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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.
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