"The ability to move a virtual machine while it is running is a big advantage."
"Citrix Hypervisor is quick to deploy and easy to manage."
"Scripting can automate procedures."
"The onboarding process is pretty straightforward."
"It is quite flexible and rugged. It is also easy to understand and user-friendly. It is not as complicated as some of the other solutions. It has its technicalities, but it is easy to understand. You can easily pick up in a short period of time and understand how to manage the infrastructure."
"The most valuable features are being able to host many virtual machines and being able to patch machines."
"I've found the following features to be the most valuable: user personalization layer, app layering, provisioning, and notification services for integration between different domains."
"Ability to move your virtual machines from one host to another."
"I like that it's secure, and I find its Software RAID very useful. It's way better than the Hardware RAID I was used to. I'm really impressed by their Software RAID feature."
"There are many features included with Proxmox."
"The whole solution is good. It has good tools that help me in managing the servers. It is also stable."
"The solution is open source and free to use."
"The feature that I have found most valuable is that its storage container, LVM, and everything else work out of the box."
"It is easy to deploy."
"The solution is extremely scalable."
"It has a good performance and you can cluster it."
"The solution should be more flexible and allow for greater customization."
"Integration with other vendors and other applications could be improved."
"You need a licensed account to look up technical support."
"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."
"It needs to have a more robust backup solution."
"The solution is only in English. It would be ideal if it was in Portuguese."
"Overall, I can't think of a feature that is lacking. We've been pretty satisfied overall."
"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."
"There are some things that need to be done using the command-line interface, and these should be moved into the web-based interface."
"The only issue I have with Proxmox VE is updating it. You have to manually update it or you have to have a way to update it automatically."
"One issue with Proxmox is that some processes are not automatic. For some processes, you have to do it manually by command line."
"A feature which should be added is the ability to encrypt the main installation."
"I can't speak to any improvements. It is not lacking features."
"It's one of those things for me to move things on to the cloud. It's not so easy. I am always on the laptop and have to monitor that because if you want to make strides; you need to stay online."
"Its performance and support can be improved. Currently, there is a cost for support."
"The only disadvantage of Proxmox VE is that it is a young solution so it does have some bugs."
Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. Consolidation and containment of workloads on Citrix Hypervisor enables organizations of any vertical or size to transform their business IT compute infrastructures.
Proxmox VE is a complete virtualization management solution for servers. It is a powerful open-source platform and supports two virtualization technologies - KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) for virtual machines and LXC for containers. Proxmox VE has a central user interface that allows you to manage not only VMs and containers, but also storage resources, network configuration, and high availability for clusters. It is enterprise-ready and is valued for its scalability and maximum flexibility, enabling you to virtualize very demanding workloads. Proxmox VE makes it possible for you to easily install, manage, and monitor hyper-converged (HCI) data centers.
Proxmox VE Key Features
The Proxmox VE platform has many powerful features, including:
pen-source software, high-available clusters, command line, fencing, a web-based management interface, flexible storage options, REST API, live/online migration, storage replication stack, software defined storage, virtualized networking, backup and restore, two-factor authentication, role-based administration, and VM templates and clones.
Proxmox VE Benefits
Some of the biggest benefits of Proxmox VE are:
Reviews From Real Users
Here is some feedback from some of our users who are currently using the solution:
A PeerSpot user who is a director at a tech services company says, “The most valuable features of Proxmox VE are the ease of containerization. Overall the solution is generic, feature-rich, and has compatibility.”
Another PeerSpot user who is a head of IT operations at a tech services company mentions that "In addition to the virtualization, the firewall and the routing functions that it provides are valuable."
Deepen D., director and CTO at TechnoInfotech, expresses that "The feature that I have found most valuable is that its storage container, LVM, and everything else work out of the box."
Citrix Hypervisor is ranked 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 16 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 20 reviews. Citrix Hypervisor is rated 8.2, while Proxmox VE is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Citrix Hypervisor writes "The ability to move a VM while it is still running and continue doing maintenance work is a big advantage". 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". Citrix Hypervisor is most compared with Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Oracle VM, whereas Proxmox VE is most compared with Hyper-V, KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware vSphere and VMware Workstation. See our Citrix Hypervisor vs. Proxmox VE report.
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