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Citrix Hypervisor Room for Improvement

Anthony Musaluke - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Operating Officer at Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)

The third-party integration is not very advanced. I don't know if it's a lack of interest by developers. Compared with VMware, Xenserver doesn't have a lot of third-party add-ons. Maybe in some way that can be improved.

The number one feature that would make it a more robust product is a backup solution. Right now we have to buy Xen Orchestra as a separate solution to manage the tasks a little bit better. If it was integrated within the product, that would be good. Maybe Citrix should just buy Xen Orchestra and improve on it. It is a very good product. It does everything we want to do, but it's a separate product which means we have to pay another license in addition to the ones for XenServer. So I really would want to see improvements in the backup arena and a more robust clean-up job after some tasks such as snapshots fail to complete.

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Michael Ewhe - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Server and Storage Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

I am not very sure about how flexible Citrix Hypervisor is with different types of infrastructures. I only know it is flexible with Nutanix, but I am not sure if it is also flexible with others. They can make its integration with other platforms or OEMs easy. They should also make it easy for users to manage their infrastructure. Citrix should make compatibility information related to a hypervisor easily available in a datasheet.

Citrix isn't really recognized in this part of the world, and they need to expand their solution and make it more available. There are a lot of customers and companies that are looking for a solution like Citrix, and it should be available in this part of the world. They need to educate people more. Technically, it is good and flexible and has good ability, but it is not as much known as VMware or Microsoft.

Their support should also be improved. Currently, if you don't have an updated version, they will not give you the attention.

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MarcRosenthal - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Specialist at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees

I find that the features in Citrix Hypervisor are not as rich as with VMware. It would be a benefit if they had some of the other features VMware has, such as the ability to expand a drive on the fly. You do not have to take down the machine to do it but in Citrix you do.

In a future release, Citrix Hypervisor should update its features to provide as many features as VMware does.

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SS
Sr. Customer Support Engineer at Magnamious Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Citrix Hypervisor is expensive if you get it as a stand-alone product, so this is one area for improvement. Its price could be cheaper.

We also found other areas for improvement in Citrix Hypervisor, for example, we can't use SCIM provisioning, and there are limitations to the size of the HDD.

Another area for improvement is the pass-through storage, in particular the removable storage, because that also has limitations where you can't connect to the drive if it is more than one TB.

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German Infante - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect Data Center Servers and Storage at Tecnologia informatica

Overall, I can't think of a feature that is lacking. We've been pretty satisfied overall.

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KP
Lead Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

Some of the tools are different from VMware and there are some issues with speed in the network.

They need to have some cleared individuals on their team.

There are some limits, and technical support could be improved. The online documentation could be better found within the accounts. 

There is an issue with having an actual account versus a standard account. 

You need a licensed account to look up technical support.

Better return time when reaching out for support would be an improvement.

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MB
Systems Engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees

There are several areas that need improvement including the stability of the networking stack and networking management.

Storage monitoring also needs to be improved because at the moment, we cannot monitor GFS2 partitions on Citrix Hypervisor. This means that we need to find third party solutions.

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Dan Withrow - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager of Engineering at Mechanics Bank

Integrated workload balancing and virtual switch management that doesn't require another virtual appliance to control.

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MF
Manager

The solution is only in English. It would be ideal if it was in Portuguese. 

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Bunmi Sadiq - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Syscodes Communications Ltd

The main problem with Citrix Hypervisor is getting readily available backup solutions for it. It would be wonderful if Hypervisor were better integrated with third-party backup solutions. 

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Bunmi Sadiq - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at Syscodes Communications Ltd

I'd like to see improvement in integration with other vendors and other applications, like Microsoft, for example. Operability with different kinds of hardware and infrastructure could be included so that you don't have to approach the vendor. I should be able to operate with a diverse infrastructure or RPA. 

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CB
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

Citrix could provide more tools to help the client manage the solution because we need to build our own tools in some cases. Everything is available through PowerShell, but then you need to build your own scripts to do the more advanced work.

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EM
Diretor de serviços at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

It can be useful to have a web management program because we have to install our client-server. We have to properly manage the host, if we had administration tools through a web interface it would be a benefit.

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MarcRosenthal - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Specialist at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees

Live migration is something that can be improved.

Modification of virtual machines, while they're still powered on, should be supported.

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DB
System Engineer & IT Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The performance, storage capabilities and network are all aspects of the solution that needs improvement.

The solution should be more flexible and allow for greater customization.

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