Oracle VM VirtualBox Valuable Features

Product Specialist at Schoemans Offcie Systems (Pty) Ltd

The most valuable feature for me is the ease-of-use. With the GUI, it is easy to set up things and configure new things intuitively. It is a very good interface. VirtualBox is not as feature-rich as VMware, but the GUI from VirtualBox more than makes up for the features that it is lacking.

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Director of Engineering at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees

The good thing is that it is multi-platform. Once you create a virtual machine in one particular environment, you can switch over to see if you can run it in other environments. For example, if you are on Windows and you create this virtual machine, you can actually go ahead and change the operating system. You can switch it over to Linux or Mac OS and see if you can run the VirtualBox on those particular machines. It even runs on some of the commercial operating systems that are not mainstream, such as Solaris and BSD. These kinds of operating systems are also supported by VirtualBox.

The other thing that is good about VirtualBox is that it is open source. So, if you need to do any modifications for your own purposes, you can just download the source, modify it, and deploy it in your environment.

It is pretty good and very versatile. You can create and manipulate virtual machines from the command line, which is also very important. It's something that some other products on the desktop side do not have. VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop don't have a good command-line interface to create and manipulate virtual machines, whereas VirtualBox has it out of the box, which is pretty good.

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IT Manager at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees

The thing is I like is the simplicity in Linux when I'm using the Oracle VirtualBox. In terms of networking, it doesn't need any special configuration, especially when working with Linux. The other thing I like about it is being able to share folders. It makes life very easy to transfer things from one person to another. I don't have to worry about mounting a USB device. You just create a folder and give privileges then I can share information very fast.

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Head Of Information Technology at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the ability to copy bidirectionally between the desktop and the virtual machine.

The representation is very good. I have a problem with Hyper-V where you don't see the edges, especially the bottom and the top. With VirtualBox, I'm able to see that.

VirtualBox gives you granular control to very deep levels.

This solution is not resource-heavy on the system, and I'm able to run several virtuals at one time.

This solution is very user-friendly. 

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IT Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is very convenient and easy to use.

I tend to use it for personal use, and I also use it for testing the Fortnox platform and it works very well.

The starting and stopping of the machine are much faster than other solutions.

The pricing is reasonable.

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IT Staff; Programmer at a university with 51-200 employees

The fact that it is free is the solution's most valuable aspect.

The management and interface are pretty good. 

It's a pretty good product in terms of monitoring.

Integrations are pretty easy to implement.

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Network and Infrastructure Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable aspects of the solution were the support and performance of the product and the flexibility it gives you to work.

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Chief Technical Lead at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees

The solution's most valuable feature is its stability.

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Systems Engineering at Atlantica Digital

I have found that cost metric manager is an interesting implementation of the network environment and it enables me to reproduce production environments.

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Founder at a retailer with 1-10 employees

The pause feature is valuable. I can pause, which is something that not all hypervisors allow. The snapshot feature is also valuable.

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Muhammad Abid Mughal
Pr. Scientist at PIEAS

This product is very user-friendly and easy to use.

It has a good user manual and it's easy to find information about it.

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Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The solution's most valuable feature is the fact that it's enterprise based, especially the virtualization platform.

The cost is very appealing.

The simplicity and ease of deployment are great as well. It's a very versatile solution.

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Muhammad Khattab
Infrastructure Consultant at Oriental Weavers

The system offers good protection that we as users can trust.

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System Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

The solution works quickly.

We can install Oracle VM Manager and from this manager, we can create our VMs on the machine.

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Network Manager at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees

This solution can be used on many different platforms including Windows and Linux.

This solution is very easy to set up.

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Learn what your peers think about Oracle VM VirtualBox. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2021.
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