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Proxmox VE vs. RHEV
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Proxmox VE vs. RHEV and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The whole solution is good. It has good tools that help me in managing the servers. It is also stable.""It fits in well with our organization. It works and does what it says it does.""In addition to the virtualization, the firewall and the routing functions that it provides are valuable.""The setup is very easy.""The initial setup is straightforward.""The feature that I have found most valuable is that its storage container, LVM, and everything else work out of the box.""That the product is free and still has all the features you expect is a huge benefit.""It has a good performance and you can cluster it."

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"This solution is very stable. Much more so than similar products.""I can control and manage everything. I know everything that's cooking inside. This is the best part for me.""The solution is stable.""The solution is overall very good with all the facilities. It is user friendly, easy to configure, has documentation, and support is available.""Customers are moving to open source and Red Hat is the leader in this particular space. I think customers feel more confident running Red Hat Virtualization than VMware.""It is very stable.""It's a scalable solution.""The most valuable features of RHEV are all the tools, such as virtualization, management of cloud platforms, and integration of container environments. The solution has good compatibility between virtualization, content management, and cloud management. Having the full set of these tools is the advantage of it."

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Cons
"A feature which should be added is the ability to encrypt the main installation.""We have only command lines for a management application to remove sites. The solution needs a proper GUI.""The documentation in Proxmox VE could improve.""It might be interesting to have the ability to integrate with other cloud solutions.""There are some things that need to be done using the command-line interface, and these should be moved into the web-based interface.""We are using servers individually, and we are looking for a reliable application that allows us to hop between servers with high availability.""It is a good solution, but it is very complicated in some ways. It is not easy. You must have experience in the console mode to do some configurations. A lot of documentation and YouTube videos are available that you can use to learn about it.""It could have more security updates such as when a new threat is coming into market."

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"This solution could be more secure.""RHEV can improve by keeping pace with new features and new enhancements. They should not be halted or delayed innovation because over the past quarter the enhancements have not been as fast as they have been previously.""The documentation is not as good as it should be.""There is not any proper documentation on the site to reference.""We hope that Red Hat can produce a paradigm edition. We are looking for paradigm computing and paradigm storage. Its scalability can be improved. It is not easy to scale, and we hope that Red Hat can provide a more scalable system. They should also provide local service and support. Our customers are looking for a good software vendor to provide professional services.""While everything needs improvement in some way, I have no specifics.""When we do a direct comparison, then obviously VMware does better in terms of having Fault Tolerance and doing active disaster recovery and these kind of things. This is something that can be improved within Red Hat.""Customers are not aware of this solution, they can improve by providing more awareness and solution availability."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The only thing you pay for is support and it is between $2,500 and $3,000 a year. It depends on the support plan you choose. Support is optional."
  • "I am not aware of the licensing cost, but there is a cost for support."
  • "It's an open-source solution that can be used free of cost."
  • "Because I'm using Proxmox VE for personal use and it's an AGPL license project, I can use it at home for free."
  • "Proxmox is free."
  • "The way the licensing of Proxmox is structured, you can use it for free. It is an open-source solution, and you can use it for free, but if you do need support, then you have to pay for the support. So, you can use it in a way that you don't have to pay anything, which is a plus point for me. For people or users who have huge and more intense use cases, the advice or the recommendation is to always pay for support. In case something goes wrong, you can fall back on the team that will attend to your request. For me, at the moment, the cost is zero."
  • "To use Proxmox VE there is not a license required. However, you can purchase a support license, which you access, but it doesn't change the functionality of the solution."
  • "Proxmox VE is affordable. It's cheaper than Hyper-V, Huawei Desktop Protocol, and Huawei Desktop Cloud."
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  • "I believe we pay on a yearly basis."
  • "We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions."
  • "We have to pay extra for vulnerability and fault tolerance."
  • "The solution does not require licencing but a subscription is necessary, which is very affordable."
  • "The price of RHEV is high. It is an open-source solution, the price should be less. The price should not be on par with a solution, such as VMware. It's not more or equal to VMware, it's less, but the difference should be more substantial."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:For me the biggest impact is the cost of licensing in the case of VMware despite its overall intuitiveness and ease of handling and management. However, KVM-based Open Source solutions are becoming… more »
    Top Answer:One of the best things about Proxmox VE is that it is open-source and very inexpensive. You get all of the same features as with the more well-known products. Proxmox VE is very easy to deploy - it… more »
    Top Answer:I use Proxmox VE and have been very happy with it. In my opinion, it is a complete and stable solution with excellent tools for managing servers. It has a lot of different features, and I also love… more »
    Top Answer:We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions.
    Top Answer:We hope that Red Hat can produce a paradigm edition. We are looking for paradigm computing and paradigm storage. Its scalability can be improved. It is not easy to scale, and we hope that Red Hat can… more »
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    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
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    Overview

    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:

    • Central management: To manage all tasks of your virtual data center, you can use the central, web-based management interface.

    • Unique multi-master design: Proxmox VE allows you to carry out maintenance tasks cluster wide, from any node.

    • Minimize downtime: With the integrated live/online migration feature, you can move running virtual machines from one Proxmox VE cluster node to another, without any downtime or noticeable effect from the end-user side.

    • Granular access: Using Proxmox VE’s role-based permission management system helps you define granular access to all objects.

    • Multiple authentication sources: Proxmox VE supports multiple authentication sources, including Linux PAM, an integrated Proxmox VE authentication server, LDAP, Microsoft Active Directory, and OpenID Connect.

    • Several storage options: The Proxmox VE storage model is very flexible and the web interface allows you to add multiple storage types (LVM Group, iSCSI target, NFS Share, SMB/CIFS, Ceph RBD, Direct to iSCSI LUN, GlusterFS, CephFS).

    • Collaboration with Ceph: Proxmox VE fully integrates Ceph, giving you the ability to run and manage Ceph storage directly from any of your cluster nodes.

    • Scheduled backups: With Proxmox VE, backups can be scheduled so that they automatically run on specific days and times, for selectable nodes and guest systems.

    • IT infrastructure protection: Proxmox VE has a built-in firewall that works to protect your IT infrastructure. The firewall is completely customizable, allowing complex configurations via the GUI or CLI.

    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."


    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, or RHEV, is a leading open standard enterprise virtualization management solution. This solution supports virtualization of servers and desktops using the same infrastructure and a single easy-to-use interface.

    Because RHEV is based on open standards, it is vendor-independent and a lot more cost effective and flexible than proprietary solutions.


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    Sample Customers
    Municipality of Trento, SwitchMIA, inDenova, Valmeita City Council, Alpha IT AS, Grupo Inversor Veracruzano S.A.P.I. de C.V. (GRIVER), Laut und Schoen, IT-Services - Hamburg e.K., KMI Learning, Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd., Serwise AG
    Qualcomm and Bonham's Auction House.
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Cloud Provider25%
    Retailer13%
    Government13%
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    Comms Service Provider41%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Comms Service Provider33%
    Integrator22%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Legal Firm11%
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    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business74%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise13%
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Small Business54%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise35%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Proxmox VE vs. RHEV
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Proxmox VE vs. RHEV and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,593 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Proxmox VE is ranked 2nd in Server Virtualization Software with 21 reviews while RHEV is ranked 10th in Server Virtualization Software with 8 reviews. Proxmox VE is rated 8.6, while RHEV is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Proxmox VE writes "Rivaling the stiffest and competition in its category this solution suffers only from being young". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RHEV writes "An enterprise-level virtualization platform". Proxmox VE is most compared with Hyper-V, KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware vSphere and Nutanix Acropolis AOS, whereas RHEV is most compared with VMware vSphere, KVM, Oracle VM, Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV Virtualization. See our Proxmox VE vs. RHEV report.

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