Compare RHEV vs. XenServer

RHEV is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 7 reviews while XenServer is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 15 reviews. RHEV is rated 7.8, while XenServer is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of RHEV writes "Good stability and support but is difficult to manage ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of XenServer writes "The ability to move a VM while it is still running and continue doing maintenance work is a big advantage". RHEV is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM and VMware vSphere, whereas XenServer is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM and Hyper-V. See our RHEV vs. XenServer report.
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Pros
The price is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's much cheaper than, for example, VMware.Stability and speed are the most valuable aspects.The most valuable feature of this solution is the support portal.Technically, the main reason why I'm using Red Hat is because of its stability.Red Hat is the most stable system.The solution is a great all-round product. The virtualization is especially good.One of the most valuable features of this solution is the popularity of the OS.

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What I like the most is the support of the GPU Graphics and the VM Live migration.The support for this solution is phenomenal.This is a good product for virtualization and it is easy to use.The solution integrates well with other solutions, which makes it really strong as a primary solution to deploy.The solution is easy to deploy. It's very easy to understand problems and read logs.The most valuable feature of the solution is that it is very fast. It also works very well for physically small servers.The ability to move a virtual machine while it is running is a big advantage.The feature I find most valuable, is its performance

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Cons
In comparison to VMware, this solution isn't as stable. We're testing it right now, and we're not trusting the stability of the product.It lags behind in that you need to go to something like Fedora to get all the extra bells and whistles.Configuring the network interfaces is much better in Ubuntu and should be improved.I heard that there are big differences between Red Hat eight and seven, but it's still quite difficult for me to judge it. I found it a bit more difficult to manage than version seven, which was much easier. In term of features, though, it is still not yet clear which is better. I have no clear idea of which features need to be changed at the moment.The Administration of the Oracle database and the SAP ERP needs improvement.The solution could use network virtualization.It would be better to have more patches, especially kernel-level updates, live and online so that we can keep the business up and running during this period.

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Network management needs improvement because it is not very stable.The built-in networking features are a little limited.The product could be faster and licensing options could be improved.The solution is too expensive and people are kind of moving away from Citrix. It's starting to become a problem. It is a primary reason that while we are rebuilding we're going to seek out open-source solutions.The solution would benefit from faster technical support.The USB support for the virtual server needs improvement.It needs to have a more robust backup solution.I think the technical support could be better.

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We are using the free version of Red Hat.I would say the price is acceptable.This is an open-source solution.

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This solution is open source, it's free.We migrated from VMware to XenCenter to cut costs.While it is free for small networks, the pricing is high if your network grows past a certain size.The licensing is straight forward based on usage and features.There are free and paid versions. The free version is limited in features but not by time limit. The paid version has more features.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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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
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Overview

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, or RHEV, is a leading open standard enterprise virtualization management solution. This solution supports virtualization of servers and desktops using the same infrastructure and a single easy-to-use interface.

Because RHEV is based on open standards, it is vendor-independent and a lot more cost effective and flexible than proprietary solutions.


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
Qualcomm and Bonham's Auction House. U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Integrator29%
Manufacturing Company29%
Government14%
Comms Service Provider14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider15%
Manufacturing Company10%
Government8%
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Energy/Utilities Company10%
University10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Non Tech Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider21%
Software R&D Company20%
Government8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
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