We performed a comparison between IBM PowerVM and Nutanix AHV Virtualization based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Server Virtualization Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It is a complete solution."
"Active Memory Sharing dynamically reallocates memory of running partitions based on changing workload demands. The memory for the pool is carved out from Physical memory and is made logical memory. The said memory is not available to be assigned to partitions as dedicated memory. A min, max and desired as well as weight is assigned to the memory of each lpar to help hypervisor make a decision in case a condition where priority is to be given to a certain lapr to use the memory form shared pool."
"It is a stable solution with reliable performance."
"A valuable feature of PowerVM is a feature that is used for higher availability plus stream for posting, which is very useful. There's a flash copy feature which we are using. PowerVM itself, I know, helps us to control and manage our Oracle licensing compliance, since it is our hardware partitioning. This is very important. If you use VMware, there will be a licensing issue. This PowerVM is a hardware partitioner, which is very important for license compliance. We are happy with this solution."
"Technical support is great."
"You can increase resources with it automatically."
"The most valuable features in this solution are you do not get degradation in the performance like you could get in other solutions. There is a physical adapter that is better than a virtual one and you can assign adapters to a VM."
"The most valuable feature of Nutanix AHV is the prism, it is a beneficial central management console."
"The solution scales very well."
"The most valuable feature of Nutanix AHV is that it can be managed through Hyper-V, which is Microsoft's hypervisor, VMware, and Citrix XenServer."
"The most valuable feature is manageability."
"For our markets here in Morocco, we are mainly working with server virtualization, and the most valuable feature is the software-defined storage and hyper-converged infrastructure."
"You don't need any other instruments for control, AHV. You only need to look at the prism to control all infrastructure."
"The support is excellent."
"The cost of this solution is high."
"IBM PowerVM does not integrate with Microsoft."
"This solution is lacking the ability to have servers act as a cluster, such as in VMware. IBM has come out with a feature similar to VMware's vCenter but it is not as mature. They need to add LPM shared-nothing feature, such as in vMotion."
"The solution should be advanced to fit with the container constantly."
"A GUI version of VIOS would be a great plus for people moving from Intel-based hypervisors."
"I don't know whether this has been trialed already, but IBM should give us an alert when we reach seven or eight failovers so that we can automatically switch it to manual mode. That would be great because if we cross the 10-day licensing limit, we have to pay a hefty license cost to Oracle. If IBM could view that feature, it would be helpful in license compliance."
"The licensing could be better."
"I would like to see more automation of Day One operations, such as DRS, and HA."
"The price of Nutanix AHV Virtualization could improve."
"The management console needs to improve to make it easier for administrators. For example, to be able to reorganize our VMs, folders, and subfolders, similarly as it is provided in VMware. We can sort, manage, and organize VMs, folders, or subfolders in VMware."
"The initial installation is complex. It took approximately four days."
"My storage use is doubled; if I am creating a one TB virtual machine then my storage policy will take two TB from my cluster."
"An improvement would be for Nutanix AHV to support VMDK, AOS, Hyper-V, and VMware."
"VMware does tend to have more features than AHV. It's more of the leader in this space."
"The software based controller has high consumption. This could be improved."
IBM PowerVM is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 7 reviews while Nutanix AHV Virtualization is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 14 reviews. IBM PowerVM is rated 9.0, while Nutanix AHV Virtualization is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM PowerVM writes "Faster performance per core without increasing Oracle license compliance and better scalability ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix AHV Virtualization writes "Lightweight, integrates well, and the technical support is responsive". IBM PowerVM is most compared with VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, KVM and Proxmox VE, whereas Nutanix AHV Virtualization is most compared with VMware vSphere, Proxmox VE, KVM, Hyper-V and Odin Virtuozzo Containers. See our IBM PowerVM vs. Nutanix AHV Virtualization report.
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