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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle VM vs. Proxmox VE and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"It's a very flexible solution because you have all the commands that you can do yourself.""The cloning is a great feature and live migration is very easy.""The biggest advantage of Oracle VM is that you can separate your clusters to get your licenses agreement in scope.""The solution is very stable. I don't recall any bugs or glitches. It's reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze.""The ability to live migrate VMs on the fly from one hypervisor to another has been very useful.""Good visualization hypervisor.""It's quite stable.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the resource management from the OVM Manager."

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"The setup is very easy.""The initial setup is straightforward.""Proxmox is free, very stable, and doesn't require more resources for memory RAM. It's fine for a small data center.""The backup service, which was released recently, and that we are already using, is wonderful.""There are many features included with Proxmox.""We are happy with Proxmox VE. We use it as part of a cluster.""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 VMs to do your stuff (Win, Linux and Mac with SPICE and using 6 screens here (11520*2160).""The solution is extremely scalable."

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Cons
"I would like to be able to ship all of our logs. This feature could exist and I am just not aware of it.""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.""The usage could be easier, and more user-friendly.""Integration with cloud products would be beneficial.""We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve.""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.""Something that could be improved are the snapshots that go in the ZFS Storage. If you want to enjoy Oracle VM, you will definitely want it to go together with ZFS Storage to maximize on the snapshot facility.""Oracle VM should be more feature-rich."

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"The Windows drivers could be easier (unlike manually installing Ballon, QEMU and optionally SPICE, VIRTio, etc.)""The facility of deployment is an area that needs to improve.""Lacking in enterprise features.""It is a good solution, but it is very complicated in some ways. It is not easy. You must have experience in the console mode to do some configurations. A lot of documentation and YouTube videos are available that you can use to learn about it.""I can't speak to any improvements. It is not lacking features.""It could have more security updates such as when a new threat is coming into market.""The only disadvantage of Proxmox VE is that it is a young solution so it does have some bugs.""One issue with Proxmox is that some processes are not automatic. For some processes, you have to do it manually by command line."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Oracle VM is free if you are running it on Oracle infrastructure hardware, otherwise, it is subscription-based."
  • "Licensing costs are less for Oracle Linux and for clients moving to the Oracle Cloud, as it is included in the price of the subscription."
  • "I recommend this for any customer wanting to reduce their licensing costs for packaged applications."
  • "If you choose Oracle hardware, then this virtualization software is included along with support."
  • "We were able to deploy our solution at near zero cost compared to other vendors since the licenses come with our Oracle hardware."
  • "With having a global contract, we get some discounts."
  • "All other vendors are selling their licenses to use the VM, but Oracle isn't doing that, which is its biggest advantage. It is free. All you have to do is get the hardware. You can create an unlimited number of VMs for free. With VMware, you have to purchase licenses for the number of VMs that you want to create. You only pay for their premium support, and even that is optional. I am now learning this product, and we can even do without the support."
  • "Oracle is free of charge, although you have to have a subscription for the support."
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  • "Zero - this is a free solution."
  • "The only thing you pay for is support and it is between $2,500 and $3,000 a year. It depends on the support plan you choose. Support is optional."
  • "I am not aware of the licensing cost, but there is a cost for support."
  • "It's an open-source solution that can be used free of cost."
  • "Because I'm using Proxmox VE for personal use and it's an AGPL license project, I can use it at home for free."
  • "Proxmox is free."
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    I would prefer if KVM was easier to scale and not so limited. Overall the product has been helpful. It is easy to use, and was quite straight-forward to set up. Since I have been using KVM, I have not… more »
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    Oracle VM seems to me to be kind of outdated. Nevertheless, it is fairly straightforward to use and maintain. The solution can just be set and you can forget about it, and the scalability is… more »
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    The solution is easy to use. You can spin one up when you need to and then shut it down.
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    For me the biggest impact is the cost of licensing in the case of VMware despite its overall intuitiveness and ease of handling and management. However, KVM-based Open Source solutions are becoming… more »
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    One of the best things about Proxmox VE is that it is open-source and very inexpensive. You get all of the same features as with the more well-known products. Proxmox VE is very easy to deploy - it… more »
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    I use Proxmox VE and have been very happy with it. In my opinion, it is a complete and stable solution with excellent tools for managing servers. It has a lot of different features, and I also love… more »
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    Overview

    Oracle VM for x86

    Oracle VM for x86 is a Xen based server virtualization platform for public and private cloud and traditional on premise deployment. Oracle VM offers full lifecycle and application deployment from disk to cloud.

    Designed and optimized for security, efficiency and performance Oracle VM supports major hardware vendors x86 and storage platforms and can run workloads on Linux, Windows and Oracle Solaris. Uniquely for our virtualization platform it offers live patching via Ksplice enhancing security and minimizing service disruption. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

    Oracle VM for SPARC

    Oracle VM for SPARC is a firmware based virtualization platform for Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC based servers running Solaris. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

    Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers.

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    Sample Customers
    Ambulance Victoria, Australian Finance Group (AFG), Avnet Technology Solutions, CERN, cloudKleyer, Danish Tax Authority (SKAT), Data Intensity, Dubai World, Engineers Australia, Enkitec, Groupe FLO, Guerra S.A. Implemento, s Rodovišrios, Interactive One, IT Convergence, Jesta Digital, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, KT, Kyoto Prefecture, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory / National Ignition Facility, Multinet Pakistan, National Australia Bank (NAB), Navis LLC, Overhead Door, Overstock.com, Paragon Data, Parks Victoria, Pella, Sunway Shared Services, St. Louis Metro, Terminales Ro de la Plata S.A., University of Massachusetts, Versace,
    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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    Financial Services Firm19%
    Local Government7%
    Consumer Goods Company7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company37%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Cloud Provider29%
    Retailer14%
    Government14%
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    Comms Service Provider46%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization4%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle VM vs. Proxmox VE and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,599 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Oracle VM is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 16 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 19 reviews. Oracle VM is rated 8.2, while Proxmox VE is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Good documentation and a simple setup but has a terrible licensing structure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proxmox VE writes "Rivaling the stiffest and competition in its category this solution suffers only from being young". Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Hyper-V and RHEV, whereas Proxmox VE is most compared with Hyper-V, KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware vSphere and OpenVZ. See our Oracle VM vs. Proxmox VE report.

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