Proxmox VE Reviews

Proxmox VE is the #2 ranked solution of our top Server Virtualization Software tools. It's rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Citrix Hypervisor - Proxmox VE vs Citrix Hypervisor

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Kevin Heron
Real User
Technical Operations Manager at Ocient, Inc.
Aug 16 2020

What is most valuable?

One of the things that I found most valuable is how easy Proxmox is to deploy. It can run on anything. Right now we are running it on some file servers that we have without any special configuration. I also like how it has got the same… more »

What needs improvement?

Really every user interface could use a little bit of improvement. It is already very user-friendly at the present time but there are some ways that it can get even better. Another area that might have room for improvement is either… more »

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

My advice on the pricing is that there is no pricing: it is free. The only thing you pay for is support and it is like $2,500 a year. The support is completely optional. But even the support is absolutely affordable for just about any… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did use a different solution prior to Proxmox VE, and that would be VMware. At this point, we have been able to migrate from VMware completely and we just use Proxmox. Before I got here, the company was strictly using VMware for this… more »

What other advice do I have?

My advice to people considering the product is that they have nothing to lose. Run it in a development lab, make sure they are comfortable with it, and make sure that the application that their company runs can support that hypervisor. It… more »
Real User
Propriétaire et Technicien Système at MBTechnologies.ca
Jun 21 2020

What is most valuable?

Ease of use, HA, internal 100gbps Virtio network, built-in backup (don't pay $1200 Veeam licence), support for multi-monitors on multiple VMs in KVM, no need to RDP in the… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The performance and compatibility are really pushing some users like community organizations to not buy software licenses anymore (why buy a $1000 license for an old… more »

What needs improvement?

I think the team is already doing 150% on improvements (started from 4.6 and now on the 6.2-6 version and every 3-4 weeks we are given new functions to compete with all… more »

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

It is so affordable if you're good with Linux.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used VMware and XCP-NG.

What other advice do I have?

Best free and stable solution on the market for me.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated XCP-NG.
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DEEPEN DHULLA
Real User
Director & CTO at TechnoInfotech
Jun 30 2020

What is most valuable?

The feature that I have found most valuable is that its storage ZFS & Ceph, container based on LXC and everything else works out of the box. Additionally, it is a really… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Proxmox with Ceph Storage as HCI has given really peace of mind to Management & IT for regular hardware maintenance, with near to zero downtime or no downtime for most of… more »

What needs improvement?

I don't have any real challenges about improvement here. (As most IT required features are included and they do have roadmap). Plus API & Command tool is lot helpful. I… more »

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

Recently, I have been a Proxmox reseller. I wanted to promote it in India because there is no reseller here. We are trying to promote Proxmox here because being open… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used Raw Linux Virt-manger for per Server management for VM & LXC before, without any central management.

What other advice do I have?

With Proxmox VE you get everything in one box, including the ZFS & Ceph storage & LXC container technology. Even the support subscription is really good. It's a wonderful… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Tried Xen, but was not comfortable.
Kevin Heron
Real User
Technical Operations Manager at Ocient, Inc.
Jun 28 2020

What is most valuable?

The feature I like best about this product is the fact that they have independent nodes. Proxmox is based on KVM and essentially you could lose a node. All the hosts that are running are evacuated elsewhere in the cluster and away you go. I have reduced infrastructure and I'm familiar with it because at the heart of the hypervisor is Debian Linux and I'm a Linux administrator. It didn't require… more »

What needs improvement?

The product should have more enterprise features, perhaps DRS. I don't think Proxmox has the ability to sense that a host is running hot and needs to be evacuated. So DRS, dynamic resource scheduling, is a feature that constantly monitors the host and if it sees a particular host taking up a lot of resources, it will take that host off and throw it on a different host in the cluster that's not… more »

What other advice do I have?

My only recommendation to anyone thinking of implementing this solution is to read up on it, but give it some serious consideration because it really is a great product. In other words, don't let the freeware label scare you off. I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.
Fábio Rabelo
Real User
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
May 21 2019

What is most valuable?

Live migration : Is simplifies the daily work, and reduces the downtime to nearly 0 . Clonning and Snapshots : Verry usefull for development testing and backup . Histogram… more »

How has it helped my organization?

With live migration, there is no downtime when any node needs service or upgrades. Plus, when I need more memory, I just allocate it; more disk space? same. It is possible… more »

What needs improvement?

Mostly simplify web interface, simple things like the use of right mouse button to change VM attributes, make it more intuitive, but it is just cosmetic improvements, the… more »

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

The deployment itself cost nothing, it is Opensource software! The monthly subscription costs 17 euros per node, and it covers anything we needed so far...There are more… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Yes, Citrix XEN Server and EMC VMWare Server. I left Citrix for security, there are too many "black box" in the binaries that cannot be audited. In the VMWare case, for… more »

What other advice do I have?

Do it! The simplicity will surprise you!

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Several, From Red Hat to Ubuntu, and everything I can find with a Google search, I spent 6 months with these research and tests! The Facebook contract came well after this… more »
Ivar Andreassen
Real User
General Manager at Elogic
Oct 21 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to install. It can run on a lot of different types of hardware. Creating virtual machines with it is really easy.

What needs improvement?

The backup solution is a little bit slow and sometimes sluggish on the restore side. It takes a little bit of time, but that could also be the fault of the hardware. We had some challenges with management including volume and storage management. Setting it up properly and making it work… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used VMware. We switched mostly due to the cost, but also the scalability, and usability of Proxmox.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. Apart from a few small issues, everything works well in comparison to VMware. I would select Proxmox any day. The solution itself is really good. The solution should definitely keep supporting the community, and always have a community edition because people… more »
Real User
Information Technology Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 18 2020

What is most valuable?

The affordability of the solution is the product's most valuable aspect.

How has it helped my organization?

The solution has made it so that I can operate things without having to spend thousands and thousands of dollars. It's saved my company a lot of money.

What needs improvement?

The so-called free support that the solution offers doesn't allow you to access the repositories. If they would allow that access like they say they do it would be better. It does work for about a… more »

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

The solution is very affordable in comparison to competitors.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Hyper-V and VMware, however, we switched to this solution mostly due to the costs involved in running the other options.

What other advice do I have?

We're simply customers. We don't have a business relationship with the solution. We're currently using the latest version of the solution. We use both cloud and on-premises deployment models. The… more »
Eduardo Rodriguez-Mena P.
Real User
ICT Solution Especialist with self employed
Jun 27 2019

What is most valuable?

For me, there are several features that I find valuable, including: * Use of open-source software. * Compatibility with simple Linux container solutions on the same hosts. * The integration of a… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Proxmox allows us to achieve affordable performance while keeping high levels of data protection and flexibility. It also enables the deployment of services for small enterprises that need on-site… more »

What needs improvement?

This solution needs a more flexible and efficient backup solution in the dashboard. The capacity for integrating deployment through WAN is needed. Something like a Federation tool for Central… more »

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

Proxmox is free software, but if you prefer the support and a more rested repository then you can pay for it.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to this solution, I used VMware VSphere 5 and 6, but it requires mostly professional (certified) IT equipment. The performance impact of the hypervisor and control panel is very heavy and it… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated several products including Docker, HyperV, VirtualBox, and KVM.
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What is Proxmox VE?

Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers.

Proxmox VE customers

Municipality of Trento, SwitchMIA, inDenova, Valmeita City Council, Alpha IT AS, Grupo Inversor Veracruzano S.A.P.I. de C.V. (GRIVER), Laut und Schoen, IT-Services - Hamburg e.K., KMI Learning, Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd., Serwise AG

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