We performed a comparison between Oracle VM and VMware VSphere based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Based on the parameters we compared, VMware VSphere got better user reviews. One major difference between the two solutions is that users say VMware VSphere is more user-friendly than Oracle VM.
"Virtualization platform that's easy to set up, and has good scalability and stability."
"The stability is rock solid."
"The solution is easy to use. You can spin one up when you need to and then shut it down."
"It's a very mature product."
"It's quite stable."
"Its ease of management and simplicity are most valuable. It is free, and you can provision an unlimited number of VMs at no cost for clients. They also provide perfect support."
"Oracle is probably the best database technology out there. I've never found anything as complete in terms of feature and functionality and sophistication."
"The cloning is a great feature and live migration is very easy."
"The latest innovation always comes from VMware."
"The product is very easy to install."
"VMware vSphere is easy to scale. We haven't had any problems scaling what we're scaling now."
"The most valuable feature of vSphere is its modularity. I also like the maturity updates. It's available everywhere and almost all the data centers are using it."
"This solution's most valuable feature is its High Availability."
"I think that the solution is perfect. It's the best on the market."
"I don't see any challenges in using this product."
"The most important feature is the ability to balance the servers with Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). It is a very useful feature and should be mandatory for vSphere to have but it is only available in the enterprise edition. It should be available in all versions."
"There have been some security issues in the past."
"The solution is at its end of life and is about to be discontinued."
"There are currently issues with centralized storage."
"Productivity in Oracle VM could still be improved, and an additional feature to make the product better is compatibility with Kubernetes and other modern technologies."
"Something that could be improved are the snapshots that go in the ZFS Storage. If you want to enjoy Oracle VM, you will definitely want it to go together with ZFS Storage to maximize on the snapshot facility."
"I would like to be able to ship all of our logs. This feature could exist and I am just not aware of it."
"The solution is an outdated Xen-based application."
"The performance could be better because I need to purchase a lot of CPUs to perform in the workbench."
"The documentation could be improved. It does not help me to show the client the value of going with VMware vSphere rather than an open source or cheaper solution."
"It could be more composable. At present, a fluid pool is not available to us. It would be great to have the flexibility."
"The quality of support could be better."
"The cost could always be lower."
"The latest version of the solution has a few bugs."
"Sometimes you can't find items and you need to log onto different physical servers to do technical tasks. I don't fully understand why this is the case."
"There should be more stability in the updates. They had an issue with the last release."
"I know VMWare has this Operations Manager. I know that it comes at a price because VMWare normally wants to charge for everything in the software. But I'm not seeing all the features of the Operations Manager. I only see a few features. If all the features can be included in one package, that would be good."
Oracle VM for x86
Oracle VM for x86 is a Xen based server virtualization platform for public and private cloud and traditional on premise deployment. Oracle VM offers full lifecycle and application deployment from disk to cloud.
Designed and optimized for security, efficiency and performance Oracle VM supports major hardware vendors x86 and storage platforms and can run workloads on Linux, Windows and Oracle Solaris. Uniquely for our virtualization platform it offers live patching via Ksplice enhancing security and minimizing service disruption. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.
Oracle VM for SPARC
Oracle VM for SPARC is a firmware based virtualization platform for Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC based servers running Solaris. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.
VMware vSphere is a powerful and complete server virtualization platform that allows its users to create and manage virtual data centers and machines. VMware vSphere is designed to help IT departments set up and run applications using the most cost-effective computer resources. By using vSphere, organizations save the time and energy necessary for purchasing infrastructure and software and reduce ongoing maintenance and operational burdens on IT teams.
Infrastructure administrators and network operators can access and manage the vSphere server by using a web-based cross-platform client application or via the vSphere client tool provided with vSphere.
VMware vSphere provides visibility into VMs and enables its users to carry out operations to manage VMs. This includes tasks such as:
VMware vSphere Benefits
Some of the benefits of using VMware vSphere include:
VMware vSphere Features
Below is a list of some of VMware vSphere’s key features:
Reviews from Real Users
VMware vSphere stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. A few major ones are its virtualization abilities, its flexibility and availability, and its user-friendly interface.
Felix D., an Automation project administrator, DCS, I&E at Centennial Cayman Corp, writes, “The connectivity is fantastic, and many functions can run together in one server. If you need to scale, we can continue to add components or modules. It's a beautiful virtual solution that has many advantages over physical hardware, where you have to use devices and wiring to connect all your projects.”
Oracle VM is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 11 reviews while VMware vSphere is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 119 reviews. Oracle VM is rated 9.0, while VMware vSphere is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Good documentation and a simple setup but has a terrible licensing structure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSphere writes "Strong performance, works well with large infrastructures but it is quite expensive". Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Proxmox VE, Hyper-V and RHEV, whereas VMware vSphere is most compared with Hyper-V, Proxmox VE, VMware Workstation, KVM and Oracle VM VirtualBox. See our Oracle VM vs. VMware vSphere report.
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