Oracle VM VirtualBox Room for Improvement

IT Manager at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
The product needs better support for multiple network cards. That is the major area that sometimes it can be a bit of a mess to configure multiple network cards to communicate well with each other. That's the major thing for me. Another thing I've run into is that it would be nice on Oracle if you can use something like a Hyper-V environment. You can just install the environment and then start installing all your virtual machines on top of that. Rather than having to install Windows or Linux when you need them, you just install the VirtualBox. If it can just roll out on its own and had its own hyper vista software — that would be something I've been praying to see from Oracle VirtualBox. I think also that a challenge I've seen some people have after I convince them to use the product is when they are switching to various views. In some situations, the view switches to a seamless full screen and the menu bar disappears. When this happens they may not know how to switch it back. I don't know if Oracle can put a button on-screen so that when you are in a seamless view or scale view or something like that so those familiar things still fit where you can find them. In fullscreen, you still have the menu, but in some of these screen views that don't have the menu, they could put a visible button that can bring the menu back up. With that, you can easily get back familiar controls and eject your USB or whatever you need to do. If you don't know the shortcuts, it can be difficult to navigate or do even common tasks. They need something else instead of just using keyboard shortcuts. View full review »
Ignacio Salom
Senior Principal Consultant with 1-10 employees
The user interface I find to be lacking. If you compare it with VMware or Hyper-V, you have lots of room for improvement. I think that VirtualBox should be more user-friendly. View full review »
Edgar Jerez
One of the things that we need, because with LeVAULT we control the authentication layer, and we support multiple factors for authentication - anywhere from four to 27 factors - and we allow you to be able to raise your key's devices, as keys to authenticate, as one of the factors. We're working with them to be able to allow the local USB ports to be ported over to the remote desktop, running VirtualBox. We didn't talk about the capability of improving playing video, and being able to download; and streaming. View full review »
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Network and Infrastructure Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution has to do a better job of promoting the product and its licensing capabilities. View full review »
Chief Technical Lead at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Oracle needs to improve its hot virtual machine migration. It didn't work as intended. It should allow us to migrate between virtual machines, without stopping the database. View full review »
Systems Engineering at Atlantica Digital
The technical support needs to improve. View full review »
Gene May
student with 11-50 employees
The communications setup lags. It does not connect properly so the batching and networking is a bit slow. The networking needs to be a bit more robust. Also, it continues to upgrade itself, and I would like an option to switch this off because it causes slowdowns for the network. In addition, I think that there should be some separate bits of software to install to make it communicate better with Windows. There should be a default installation to do this. View full review »
Ofrates Siringan
IT Infrastructure and Security Specialist
I think this solution needs improvement with the business continuity planning, disaster and recovery management, and using centralized data storage. View full review »
Infrastructure Consultant at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The solution should work to simplify the system. However, it should be flexible enough to allow for special cases. The solution should also make little improvements and tweaks to performance, reliability, redundancy, and DR systems. There should be better recovery offered to protect and ensure the application of systems and backups. More information about administration features, like the replication feature, should be provided. View full review »
Clinical Applications Specialist at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
It's not as robust as server platforms, nor does it need to be. View full review »
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