We performed a comparison between Nutanix AHV and Proxmox VE based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: The two solutions are comparable and receive similar ratings in most categories. However, users feel that Proxmox VE is more affordable than Nutanix AHV.
"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."
"It is the simple non-consideration we get with this product that's great. It just works."
"You don't need any other instruments for control, AHV. You only need to look at the prism to control all infrastructure."
"The storage features and volume system are great."
"If we want to move the virtual machine from one host to another, it's simple, straightforward, and stable."
"The setup is efficient."
"The solution is stable."
"The solution is user-friendly and provides good virtual machine backups. The user interface gets updated when there is a new release."
"It's very user-friendly."
"Its compatibility is most valuable."
"The whole solution is good. It has good tools that help me in managing the servers. It is also stable."
"The most valuable feature of Proxmox VE is the linked clone."
"The virtualization is good."
"The most valuable feature of Proxmox VE is the speed. Additionally, I can modify the solution if needed because it is open-source and the integration of any kind of API and monitoring is hassle-free."
"The solution has good high availability."
"The most valuable feature of Proxmox VE is its ease of use."
"If we have to opt for a high level of capacity planning and need more analytics—like deciding on new purchases or budgeting, or if we need additional resources in the near future—we need to pay for Prism Central. I would suggest that Nutanix improve a bit on the analytics part of Prism Element so we can calculate those kinds of things within that flavor."
"The solution could improve the call logging system to HPE, it is a bit tedious."
"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 software based controller has high consumption. This could be improved."
"VMware does tend to have more features than AHV. It's more of the leader in this space."
"The price of Nutanix AHV Virtualization could improve."
"I would like to see more automation of Day One operations, such as DRS, and HA."
"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."
"My impression is that currently, this solution is not stable even after multiple versions of improvements."
"A feature which should be added is the ability to encrypt the main installation."
"Backup and recovery could be better. It's a bit problematic. If you're not well-versed with Linux, it tends to be a bit of a challenge when setting up and recovering. It's not really GUI-based, and if you're not a good Linux user, it becomes a bit difficult. In the next release, I would like to have something like Hyper-V's Data Protection Manager, where you could do an offsite backup and keep a copy. I haven't seen that incorporated yet, but I'm sure they will do that."
"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."
"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."
"We find it difficult to find the root cause of the issues."
"One issue with Proxmox is that some processes are not automatic. For some processes, you have to do it manually by command line."
"Proxmox VE can improve by importing OVF or OVA files directly from OVA. I need to convert all the images to raw images before importing them to Proxmox VE. If there is a solution that I can import directly from VMDK, it would be better."
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."
Nutanix AHV Virtualization is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 18 reviews while Proxmox VE is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 22 reviews. Nutanix AHV Virtualization is rated 8.6, while Proxmox VE is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Nutanix AHV Virtualization writes "Lightweight, integrates well, and the technical support is responsive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proxmox VE writes "Feature rich, good compatibility, and impressive fuctionality". Nutanix AHV Virtualization is most compared with VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, KVM, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and Oracle VM, whereas Proxmox VE is most compared with KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and Citrix Hypervisor. See our Nutanix AHV Virtualization vs. Proxmox VE report.
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