VMware Workstation vs. XenServer

As of February 2019, VMware Workstation is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 1 review vs XenServer which is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of VMware Workstation writes "I have found this product excellent for quick test/dev environments. ". The top reviewer of XenServer writes "Most people know VMWare and Hyper-V. XenServer fits right in the middle". VMware Workstation is most compared with Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and Oracle VM VirtualBox. XenServer is most compared with Proxmox VE, KVM and Hyper-V. See our VMware Workstation vs. XenServer report.
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30,124 views|18,428 comparisons
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Pros
I have found this product excellent for test/dev environments. This is 90% of what I use this product for.

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We find there are good central maintenance and central management panels.

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

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It needs improvement with the security features.

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

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

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Ranking
2nd
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
Views
30,124
Comparisons
18,428
Reviews
1
Followers
414
Avg. Rating
9.0
Views
41,760
Comparisons
26,645
Reviews
2
Followers
746
Avg. Rating
9.5
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Overview
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.

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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Akademiska Hus U.S. Army Shared Services Center, SoftLayer, Educational Services of America, Independent Bank, and SK Telecom.
Find out what your peers are saying about VMware Workstation vs. XenServer and other solutions. Updated: November 2017.
316,375 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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