2018-11-26T07:07:00Z

What is your primary use case for Oracle VM VirtualBox?

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How do you or your organization use this solution?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We use Oracle VM VirtualBox in combination with Oracle Database. We also run Tomcat inside VirtualBox. Within our organization, there are five people using this solution.

2021-05-20T17:13:40Z
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Top 5Real User

I use it for experimenting with different operating systems in user environments. I also use it to have a backup to the Windows so that I can access Windows, and it is up and running. I don't have to worry about building a system from scratch.

2021-02-15T23:38:34Z
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Top 10Real User

My personal one is to create virtual machines to do different things within the house. I have a few servers in the house, and the servers themselves run lots of the services that we need, but sometimes you need to have a service that is run on a kind of a "dedicated machine." So, instead of having a physical machine to run those services, we just create a virtual one. It just spins off like a virtual machine, and everything works okay. Some of the machines that are for more home automation and other such things don't need very powerful processes or much memory. They are very suitable to be run on virtual machines. They can have their own IP addresses and can be reached from the outside of the home.

2020-12-16T07:23:14Z
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Top 10Real User

We use VirtualBox for client purposes. It's a legacy software.

2020-11-20T12:07:09Z
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Top 10Real User

I primarily use the solution to build a machine and transfer it to vCenter. I also occasionally use it to transform from a VirtualBox machine to an ESXi machine.

2020-07-29T07:45:56Z
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Real User

We use VirtualBox for running our ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and a host of websites. The underlying operating system is Solaris, which we run on VirtualBox virtualized, and it is running exceptionally well. Then I run VirtualBox as a hypervisor and use Windows (when necessary) and Linux. I run a whole host of websites on Linux virtualized using VirtualBox and we also run our ERP — Xpert ERP — on VirtualBox.

2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
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Real User

I use this solution for experiments with virtualization in Linux, mostly. We have an on-premises deployment.

2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
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Real User

We use this solution for virtualization. This is a private cloud deployment model.

2019-10-15T05:02:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We primarily use the solution for virtual machines for Oracle databases.

2019-10-13T05:49:00Z
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Real User

We have two primary use cases. We have one or two data bases. We were using it for our hospitality system and also for testing.

2019-10-13T05:49:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We primarily use the solution to test our virtual infrastructure.

2019-10-13T05:49:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

I use Oracle VM VirtualBox mainly for testing guest environments and to test beta machines before they go in production environment. I also simulate configuration before the production environment to test some optionality.

2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
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Top 5Consultant

We primarily use the solution across all of our systems.

2019-10-10T09:25:00Z
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Real User

My main purpose in using this solution is to run Windows machines on top of my Linux servers. I am running a Windows server on top of a Linux machine and then another four machines just to create an environment for our clients so that people can log in. Because they don't find Linux easy to use, I give them windows on top which they find more familiar.

2019-10-10T09:25:00Z
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Real User

I am running Linux on this solution under Windows.

2018-12-10T08:29:00Z
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Consultant

I use it to test new technologies on my desktop. I also teach virtual machines, so I give demos or training programs. I can show people how servers work. So I use it for training purposes.

2018-11-28T08:38:00Z
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Real User

For enterprise deployment, IT infrastructure, data center and server virtualization infrastructure.

2018-11-26T07:07:00Z
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