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Nutanix AHV Virtualization vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Nutanix AHV Virtualization vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"Nutanix AHV's most valuable feature is NetFlow.""You don't need any other instruments for control, AHV. You only need to look at the prism to control all infrastructure.""The entirety of the infrastructure resides in the same product, which makes it easy to troubleshoot and investigate problems.""It's user-friendly.""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.""The solution is user-friendly and provides good virtual machine backups. The user interface gets updated when there is a new release.""Using AHV, we have a built-in VR solution. It operates using a reduplication-based unique package transfer process.""The most valuable feature is manageability."

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"The installation is easy.""I like that it is free and runs on Linux/Ubuntu - I wouldn't use any other solution. I am able to perform small developing tests.""It's a pretty good product in terms of monitoring.""This product is very user-friendly and easy to use.""Oracle VM Virtualbox is easy to use and does not require much training.""The snapshot feature is very powerful; it protects us from disaster.""Oracle VM VirtualBox is easy to use.""It's very simple to use."

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Cons
"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.""VMware does tend to have more features than AHV. It's more of the leader in this space.""Adding even more integrations would be an improvement.""A lot of tasks cannot be performed using the GUI, the graphical interface.""It worked well in the beginning but after using it for some time, we found some limitations in terms of compatibility with other software.""The solution could improve the call logging system to HPE, it is a bit tedious.""If you have the need for special hardware like FibreChannel-Cards or such and there is no networked-way around it (such as you could work with USB Dongles via an HW-Dongle-Server of network), you have to use a separate hypervisor.""The software based controller has high consumption. This could be improved."

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"The user interface needs to be improved.""It would be good if we could use Hyper-V Windows subsystems with Linux and VirtualBox on the same instance. Currently, to be able to use VirtualBox, we have to restart the machine into an instance of Windows where Hyper-V is disabled, which is understandably very inconvenient.""I find the solution to be incredibly unstable, constantly falling over and not working properly.""It has some issues when you have some weird device drivers. For instance, when you have a weird sound driver working on your machine, and the VirtualBox needs to output the sound of the virtual machine into the sound driver of the physical machine, the bare metal, it doesn't work too well. If you tweak lots of drivers and play around with the different kinds of drivers and machines, you will probably break something. I have not played with it too much and maybe it already supports it, but it would probably be good to have the ability to use a container from the virtual machine environment instead of spinning off a complete virtual machine. There are other tools for that. On Linux, you have a DXE, LXC framework, and you have Docker as well. Docker is good because it is multi-platform, and you can run Docker on pretty much anything, even different processors, but it would be good if we had a VirtualBox running on it while spinning off containers instead of full virtual machines. The other thing that will become important, and I'm pretty sure that they are thinking about it as well is that there's this new hardware platform that Apple is releasing, which is an ARM-based new chip. So, VirtualBox will probably have to work on ARM-based CPUs as well.""Basically, the GUI and command-line interface need improvement.""Oracle VM VirtualBox is not flexible, It's not like VMware.""The memory and hardware usage could be a little bit lighter. Right now, it's quite heavy on the usage. The CPU usage should be lower.""There are a few bugs that need to be updated."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We don't have to pay extra for Acropolis because it is built into Nutanix."
  • "The price of the solution is fair and if you want support there are additional fees."
  • "The price of the solution can always be lower. However, the price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "Nutanix AHV is free."
  • "The price of Nutanix AHV is reasonable."
  • "The licensing overall from Nutanix AHV is very good compared to other solutions."
  • "Nutanix AHV is low cost."
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  • "It is pretty good for the price, which is free."
  • "This is an open-source product and it can be used free of charge."
  • "There are no licensing fees."
  • "The license I use is free."
  • "The solution is free."
  • "No licensing is required as it is open-source."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:To understand which is better - Nutanix AHV or VMware vSphere - you need to do a product comparison. Both products support hypervisors. However, Nutanix supports some of the most popular ones and more… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is manageability.
    Top Answer:We don't have to pay extra for Acropolis because it is built into Nutanix. If we were using another product, like VMware, then we would need to have a separate license for the hypervisor.
    Top Answer:KVM is easy to use, stable and flexible. It is mature and very fast. It is an affordable open-source solution that is easy to set up and manage. It offers very good security. It has a virtual manager… more »
    Top Answer:We're still dealing with POCs. In the future, if it works okay, we'll try it in a larger environment.
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    Overview
    Nutanix AHV is a secure, enterprise-grade solution for intuitive virtualization and container management. It streamlines operations and simplifies management for all your workloads and environments.

    Oracle VM Virtualbox is a cross-platform virtualizer for x86 servers and desktops, and is also for embedded usage. With this product, you can run multiple operating systems on a single machine, all at the same time, making it a powerful tool to test, develop, demonstrate and deploy solutions.

    Oracle VM Virtualbox is a professional solution that is also freely available as Open Source Software. It is for both enterprise and home use. This x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization software is high performing and rich in features. 

    Oracle VM Virtualbox currently runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris and Macintosh. It also supports many guest operating systems, such as Windows, DOX/Windows 3. Linux, OS/2, OpenBSD, Solaris and OpenSolaris.

    For more information on Oracle VM VirtualBox, visit Oracle.com

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    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
    Airbus, Colorado State University, SCS Africa, Wolf Medical Systems.
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    Buyer's Guide
    Nutanix AHV Virtualization vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Nutanix AHV Virtualization vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,593 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Nutanix AHV Virtualization is ranked 9th in Server Virtualization Software with 13 reviews while Oracle VM VirtualBox is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 13 reviews. Nutanix AHV Virtualization is rated 8.4, while Oracle VM VirtualBox is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Nutanix AHV Virtualization writes "Easy to set up with good stability and good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle VM VirtualBox writes "A free and versatile open-source solution that supports multiple platforms and is easy to set up". Nutanix AHV Virtualization is most compared with VMware vSphere, Proxmox VE, KVM, Hyper-V and RHEV, whereas Oracle VM VirtualBox is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and IBM PowerVM. See our Nutanix AHV Virtualization vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox report.

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