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Adnan Nasir
Real User
Senior Hyperion Systems Architect at Loudoun County Govt.
Mar 07 2017

What is most valuable?

The valuable features are the cost and the convenience of the physical machines, meaning that you can have multiple virtual machines that you can use for many other different... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For example, we are going to upgrade our Oracle BI product, so that needs to have more servers. What we are thinking to do is to create more VM's in the same physical server... more»

What needs improvement?

Initially, you did not have an option in Oracle VM to build an image and just restore into a different physical or virtual environment, but now the option is included. That's one... more»

What other advice do I have?

Prepare for the development time and the allocation of resources. That's the key thing. When you're building an image or a Oracle VM server, how much resources are you allocating?... more»
Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Consultant
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 30 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to live migrate VMs on the fly from one hypervisor to another has been very useful.

How has it helped my organization?

* Ability to patch with no downtime. * Ability to ensure all prerequisites are satisfied without manual intervention saves time, effort, and... more»

What needs improvement?

* We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve. * Changing the binary logging format feels like a retrograde... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If you choose Oracle hardware, then this virtualization software is included along with support. Licensing of various oracle applications is one... more»

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this for any customer wanting to reduce their licensing costs for packaged applications.
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ErikBenner
Real User
User at Mythics Inc
Dec 17 2017

What is most valuable?

Oracle VM is a great free product from Oracle. I love that, when I can say "free from Oracle." It’s a full feature hypervisor. It competes well with other hypervisors in the market. However, it’s free. You don’t pay anything to use it. You... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The big benefits to Oracle VM that I see in users that I work with are, first of all, performance. You don’t have what I call the "virtualization tax" like you do on other hypervisors. The CPU that you buy actually becomes more and more... more»

What needs improvement?

One is the hypervisor. Right now, it’s all using Xen. What would be really helpful is to have some choice, and the underlying hypervisor technology use KVM which is very popular with certain workloads. There are also some features around it,... more»
Sandeep Shenoy
Consultant
Consultant at hadafq8
Jan 20 2019

What is most valuable?

I think the most valuable features are: * Excellent support team * Compatibility with: Linux, Windows, Ubuntu and Solaris

How has it helped my organization?

It is cloud-based, so I can access the management consoles from anywhere within or outside my organization if I have VPN access. Its a very... more»

What needs improvement?

The management can be improved more, and become more agile. It would be nice for it to become more rich in terms of UI. In addition, the... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing and licensing is one of the main decision making reasons for going to Oracle VM because it was cost-effective.

Which solutions did we use previously?

If you compare Oracle VM vs VMware or Oracle VM vs Hyper-V, there is a definite difference in GUI. The GUI of Hyper-V and VMware are phenomenal.... more»
Isaac Nelson Walulya
Consultant
‎Solutions Consultant
Jan 20 2019

What is most valuable?

The Oracle VM template is the most valuable feature.

How has it helped my organization?

Oracle VM is a solution that grows with your business. It can easily be scaled up, and it is a great storage platform.

What needs improvement?

I do not think this solution is as stable as other solutions in the market. But, Oracle has really been trying to... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost of this solution is cheap. It is one of the reasons we chose Oracle VM. It is truly "pocket- friendly." In... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have prior experience with VMware, Bhyve and FreeNAS. Bhyve and FreeNAS are open-source VM solutions.

What other advice do I have?

Nothing is simple about virtualization software products anymore. They are becoming more complex by the day. Now, with... more»
Luis Fregoso
Real User
Oracle VM SME at TDS (OneNeck IT Solutions)
Dec 17 2017

What is most valuable?

The way it plays with the Oracle Database; it's all about the Oracle Database. The way it plays with the Oracle Database; it's all about the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The cost of scalability. You pay for what you use. It's free to download, free to install, and the support side has been very helpful.

What needs improvement?

I would say third-party plugins to other storage vendors. There are a lot of converged infrastructure setups; one that we have, multiple... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have a lot of customers out there that are running Oracle Database and, as we're virtualizing, there are other products out there that are... more»

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor what's important, obviously, is the reputation in the industry, the kind of support they provide, and the features of... more»
Anonymous User
Consultant
President at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Jun 20 2017

What is most valuable?

We've noticed that when working with Citrix with our Oracle clients who also use Oracle Linux, the monitoring and testing is simpler and easier for us to do.

How has it helped my organization?

It's similar to being Citrix-based with a little bit of difference on the technology side. It seems to handle some of the database mechanics better. Again, that's probably just the... more»

What needs improvement?

It doesn't monitor everything, which is a little bit more difficult. It doesn't seem to have as many features or metrics to monitor as some others do, so you have to make some... more»

What other advice do I have?

Try it our and test it, and make sure it's going to be exactly what you need first versus the other options because they all have their own little idiosyncrasies, and you want to... more»
Anonymous User
Vendor
eCommerce Expert at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* It provides enhancements for network and storage configuration, policy-based management for delivering application resource flexibility, and a GUI. * Distributed Resource Scheduling for capacity management, providing real time monitoring... more»

What needs improvement?

* Oracle's VM VirtualBox is a powerful, free, and open-source virtualization tool. However, you'll have to read a lot of documents and perform experiments in test environments to make it work for you. * Oracle VM is the only certified... more»

What other advice do I have?

Desktop Virtualization: Oracle's comprehensive desktop virtualization solutions, from secure thin client devices to highly optimized virtual desktop infrastructure software, offer ease of administration, higher security, and better access.
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Oracle VM for x86

Oracle VM for x86 is a Xen based server virtualization platform for public and private cloud and traditional on premise deployment. Oracle VM offers full lifecycle and application deployment from disk to cloud.

Designed and optimized for security, efficiency and performance Oracle VM supports major hardware vendors x86 and storage platforms and can run workloads on Linux, Windows and Oracle Solaris. Uniquely for our virtualization platform it offers live patching via Ksplice enhancing security and minimizing service disruption. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

Oracle VM for SPARC

Oracle VM for SPARC is a firmware based virtualization platform for Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC based servers running Solaris. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

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