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.
"The solution is easy to use. You can spin one up when you need to and then shut it down."
"Cloning is the best feature in Oracle VM."
"The product is simple and easy to use."
"Its technical support is quite good."
"The stability is rock solid."
"It's not a very expensive product."
"The cloning is a great feature and live migration is very easy."
"It is a scalable solution."
"VMware vSphere allows you to run multiple virtual machines."
"The solution has many valuable features. Virtualization is flexible and it has simple clustering. However, the most important feature is the ability to move between VMs. The vMotion features are very good."
"VMware vSphere has useful tools for management and support."
"It is a very dependable solution. Its performance is very good, and it is also easy to manage and implement."
"VMware vSphere has helped us create our infrastructures and provide services for our customers."
"The most valuable features of VMware vSphere are backup and recovery."
"The product is very easy to install."
"One of the most valuable features of this solution is the ease of deployment. It's also user-friendly and has been on the market for more than a decade, so it's a leading technology in hypervisor solutions."
"The solution is an outdated Xen-based application."
"Its database management features could be better."
"There have been some security issues in the past."
"There are currently issues with centralized storage."
"The pricing could be cheaper. It is very pricey."
"The configuration can be more flexible. It is a necessity."
"The performance could be better because I need to purchase a lot of CPUs to perform in the workbench."
"Oracle VM should have centralized storage, without which you can't clone or move one VM to another."
"The quality of support could be better."
"The performance of the solution could be better and there could be an extra level of security."
"In future releases, I would like to see less pricing. The license can be improved."
"The monitoring is not good in vSphere, many times you have latency or you cannot find what you want. The events should be improved."
"The solution could be more stable."
"An area for improvement is that when comparing VMware to Nutanix, Nutanix has higher availability, like clustering for virtual machines. That is a good idea and VMware could profit from something like that for higher availability installations."
"There is room for improvement in Google Cloud. The reason thing there was, like, when I type something in the terminal and then immediately, I need to go to edit the certain like file for Node.js, for the server, or for Kubernetes. So I have to do it from the terminal to the editor."
"VMware vSphere could be improved with cheaper costs."
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 7th in Server Virtualization Software with 18 reviews while VMware vSphere is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 55 reviews. Oracle VM is rated 8.4, while VMware vSphere is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Robust, mature, and easy to set up". 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 Nutanix AHV Virtualization. See our Oracle VM vs. VMware vSphere report.
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