We performed a comparison between Oracle VM and VMware Workstation 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.
"The solution is easy to use. You can spin one up when you need to and then shut it down."
"The biggest advantage of Oracle VM is that you can separate your clusters to get your licenses agreement in scope."
"It's a very mature product."
"What I like the most is the failover and the quick restore of virtual machines."
"It's a very flexible solution because you have all the commands that you can do yourself."
"The network capabilities are good."
"The stability is rock solid."
"It's quite stable."
"The performance is good."
"The most valuable features of VMware Workstation are the speed of access and quality of upgrade. Those are the more important and pertinent aspects as far as we were concerned. Functionality and features were relevant for the customers. What a customer chose, we had to make sure that it operated."
"The most valuable features of VMware Workstation are the DirectX support, you can run Microsoft Hyper-V in virtual environments which is good for me to test different installations. Additionally, you can set up different VLANs, and overall it is a complete solution."
"Great at solving connection problems."
"I haven't faced any inconveniences working with this solution. It is very easy to use."
"We are able to simultaneously run multiple operating systems in a single machine and have virtually no performance hit."
"It is much more mature compared to Nutanix or SimpliVity when it's cross-platform based."
"Technical support is very good."
"The performance could be better because I need to purchase a lot of CPUs to perform in the workbench."
"I've found that using Oracle VM is like stepping back in time. It's not kept up with technology. The only reason anyone uses it is that they're afraid of Oracle's licensing. Oracle has a tremendously bad licensing approach."
"The usage could be easier, and more user-friendly."
"The solution is at its end of life and is about to be discontinued."
"Integration with cloud products would be beneficial."
"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."
"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."
"The interface is a little wonky and needs to be improved."
"Installing VMware Workstation isn't so easy. It's highly complex compared to Windows. I rate it four out of 10 for ease of installation. Setting up a remote desktop only takes a minute or so, but the Workstation itself takes some time."
"I would want to see features included that make deployment easier."
"Performance could be improved, it's somewhat clunky."
"The price should be reduced."
"My experience with Workstation is limited, so I don't know all the functionalities of this tool. Maybe Workstation could add some more compatibility with other vendors."
"The price of VMware Workstation could improve."
"It could have more platforms and CPUs."
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.
Oracle VM is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 13 reviews while VMware Workstation is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 12 reviews. Oracle VM is rated 8.8, while VMware Workstation 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 Workstation writes "Easy to use, powerful virtualization capabilities, and good performance". Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware vSphere, Proxmox VE and Nutanix AHV Virtualization, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Parallels Desktop.
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