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Oracle VM VirtualBox Valuable Features

OL
Director of Engineering at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees

The good thing is that it is multi-platform. Once you create a virtual machine in one particular environment, you can switch over to see if you can run it in other environments. For example, if you are on Windows and you create this virtual machine, you can actually go ahead and change the operating system. You can switch it over to Linux or Mac OS and see if you can run the VirtualBox on those particular machines. It even runs on some of the commercial operating systems that are not mainstream, such as Solaris and BSD. These kinds of operating systems are also supported by VirtualBox.

The other thing that is good about VirtualBox is that it is open source. So, if you need to do any modifications for your own purposes, you can just download the source, modify it, and deploy it in your environment.

It is pretty good and very versatile. You can create and manipulate virtual machines from the command line, which is also very important. It's something that some other products on the desktop side do not have. VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop don't have a good command-line interface to create and manipulate virtual machines, whereas VirtualBox has it out of the box, which is pretty good.

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TD
IT Architect - AI at CGI

It is easy to set up and makes it easy to protect VM guests running on the systems by IBM Spectrum Protect.

We use SPFS to mount the Spectrum Protect storage as a local filesystem and store our VM backups on that drive-letter or filesystem which sends data to the IBM Spectrum Protect storage.

The backup retentions are centrally managed from the IBM Spectrum Protect backup server.

We can browse and decide which of the backups to restore directly from the Virtualbox system.

This makes data protection very easy to use without special knowledge from agents.

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Said Mokhtari - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at TGR

Overall, the solution works very well and we have been happy with it. 

It's easy to configure it on my desktop, have it certified, and then export it to VMware Center.

It's very simple to use.

We like the stability.

The solution can scale well.

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Satishbabu Gunukula, Oracle ACE - PeerSpot reviewer
User

The integration betweeen the host vs VM is good.  Oracle VM virtualbox integration betweeen host and VM is very easy. There is no need for a big infrastructure to support the development, testing, and deployment. You can run multiple operating systems on a single machine especially. 

The product offers dynamic sizing and customization. Based upon the project or specific requirements users can easily customize dynamically.

There is great virtualization support on major operating systems. All major operating systems offer support and guest operating systems offer support as well.  

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AT
IT Staff; Programmer at a university with 51-200 employees

The fact that it is free is the solution's most valuable aspect.

The management and interface are pretty good. 

It's a pretty good product in terms of monitoring.

Integrations are pretty easy to implement.

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ST
Founder at a retailer with 1-10 employees

The pause feature is valuable. I can pause, which is something that not all hypervisors allow. The snapshot feature is also valuable.

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MM
Pr. Scientist at PIEAS

This product is very user-friendly and easy to use.

It has a good user manual and it's easy to find information about it.

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Vincent Cheng - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Director at LogiCorner Info Tech.

The snapshot feature is very powerful; it protects us from disaster. 

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Jetsada Malaisirirat - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at clusterkit

I like that it is free and runs on Linux/Ubuntu - I wouldn't use any other solution.

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Emmanuel FOMUDE - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Oracle Database Administrator at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

The solution has high performance and is easy to use.

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NS
Storage Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Oracle VM VirtualBox is easy to use.

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Buyer's Guide
Oracle VM VirtualBox
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Oracle VM VirtualBox. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
620,068 professionals have used our research since 2012.