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2016-05-11T08:37:00Z

What needs improvement with Oracle VM?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Oracle VM.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 10Real User

I would like to simplify the processes to implement. When you want to implement Oracle, the steps that you perform could be simplified. The usage could be easier, and more user-friendly.

2021-06-08T12:44:51Z
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Top 20Real User

The user interface of the version that we have requires improvement. They have already improved the user interface by moving away from OVMM to OVM or KVM which uses the oVirt engine and has a completely new feel for the user interface, but we are yet to migrate to that. The new UI is much better and more intuitive. I would like it to be simple. It is serving all of our needs, and I don't think it is necessary to keep adding. We are able to provision a VM in ten minutes, and provisioning it in five minutes will not have any added benefit. Just keep it simple.

2021-04-19T14:22:07Z
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Top 20Real User

I've found that using Oracle VM is like stepping back in time. It's not kept up with technology. The only reason anyone uses it is that they're afraid of Oracle's licensing. Oracle has a tremendously bad licensing approach. VMware, in comparison, has got so many different features that you can use in ESXi for example. Oracle is a lot simpler with fewer features. I find their VM backup features to be somewhat difficult. I wish it was a little easier to back up and clone. It would be ideal if Oracle could grow to take on VMware directly, in order to foster more competition.

2021-01-26T15:40:16Z
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Top 20Real User

Based on my experience, I don't do enough to actually dislike any of the features that I use. When deploying machines, we had a couple of issues, where it took up two to three times before it ran with no issues. Integration with cloud products would be beneficial. At the moment, a lot of companies actually have that available with on-premise. The security improvement around it, to integrate it with the cloud. It's something that every company is now focusing on. That would be the way to go.

2020-10-01T09:57:49Z
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Real User

They could improve deployment by making the documentation easier. Also, I always find it difficult to mount the image on the Oracle VM. There are a few things that could be improved, features such as mounting and unmounting the images on Oracle VM.

2020-09-13T07:02:27Z
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Real User

The solution lacks a lot of extra key features. If you do a gap analysis between VMware and Oracle VM, you can't do VM Snapshot. That's one thing you can't do. It's a sort of a snapshot, but it's not really Snapshot technology. It requires that you're running on CFS-2. There's an overall lack of integration with other software and there is also a lack of integration with backup solutions. Oracle has stated that they intend to improve the solution. I'm not sure when this will happen, however. It may have been declared end of life, therefore, I can't imagine that they'll actually add to it at this point.

2020-08-03T06:11:08Z
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Real User

I'm still evaluating the product and getting to know it. The only thing I'm finding is that the backup software, which is supporting Oracle's virtualization platform, needs improvement. We're struggling to get a solution that will support my Oracle virtualization environment for backup purposes. I just found one on the internet. I was trying to reach out to that team now, to see how best we can use it. However, if Oracle had a solution to this, that would be ideal. You need to have a model for documentation available for the users. Right now, if you have to search for some troubleshooting, you need to have Oracle login. Many personnel might not have that login. The reach, the availability of information to the end-user, is not there. There are some articles that are publicly available, but there are some important documents that are not available to the public. You need to subscribe, or you need to have a licensed copy, some subscription with the product. Any product, at the end of the day, needs support. When the support or the knowledge base or the information is not available or the documentation is not available for any of this, for the person who is implementing this, it's very difficult for them to get used to this product. They will simply move to another product.

2020-07-26T08:19:00Z
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Real User

The solution needs more features and flexibility in terms of communicating with other platforms. If it had that, it would be the perfect product. If there was an option that made customization easier, it would make for a better solution. The solution needs to be more integration capabilities overall.

2020-07-05T15:50:30Z
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Top 20Real User

I would like to see better orchestration, as it would help in terms of setup. Better automation would help in terms of provisioning and configuring new VMs. Oracle VM should be more feature-rich. Using this product should come at no charge, regardless of the platform.

2020-06-25T10:49:16Z
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Consultant

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 replication to disaster recovery needs improvement.

2019-01-10T08:22:00Z
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Consultant

I do not think this solution is as stable as other solutions in the market. But, Oracle has really been trying to update the solution with the most recent release, and I find it is less buggy than it had been. In addition, I think Oracle VM should integrate its own backups rather than relying on other Oracle tools for virtual backups.

2019-01-08T10:53:00Z
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Real User

There is no memory over-subscription and CPU over-subscription. That has to be improved in terms of Oracle VM perspective. The other leading VM software solutions have this feature.

2019-01-06T18:17:00Z
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Real User

Snapshotting could be easier. And there could be more intuitive ways for cloning of virtual machines.

2018-11-29T10:16:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

* ability to use live migration and cpu pinning together would be very useful. for example reserving certain physical cpus on the target system prior tothe live migration for example.

2018-05-17T06:57:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Currently, there are some cases when the GUI and the back-end go out of sync. For example, the GUI shows the VM as running whereas it is actually already shut down. This could be improved.

2016-05-11T08:37:00Z
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