"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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.
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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