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Proxmox VE Valuable Features

Technical Operations Manager at Ocient, Inc.

One of the things that I found most valuable is how easy Proxmox is to deploy. It can run on anything. Right now we are running it on some file servers that we have without any special configuration.  

I also like how it has got the same high-availability features as you get in a product like VMware. I get those benefits and I do not have to pay the $17,000 a year for the VMware license to enjoy them.  

Because Proxmox VE is open-source, the only expense we have is the support costs. You get an easy to use GUI that you can use to look to see who your virtual clients are and what hosts they are living on. You can also essentially vMotion — which is a VMware term but the feature in Proxmox does the same thing — to transfer a system.  

It is host-aware, so if the host Proxmox is living on crashes and there is another host in the cluster, it will automatically failover. That is just a great capability. It also can do the same thing if performance on the given host exceeds a certain threshold. You have the option to configure that as you want it with the product. It will automatically move to a different host to improve performance with the system and, in turn, improve the performance of the application running on it.  

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IA
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Proxmox VE is simple to use and it is feature rich. The fact is that it performs,

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Propriétaire et Technicien Système at MBTechnologies.ca

Ease of use, HA, internal 100gbps Virtio network, built-in backup (don't pay $1200 Veeam licence), support for multi-monitors on multiple VMs in KVM, no need to RDP in the VMs to do your stuff (Win, Linux and Mac with SPICE and using 6 screens here (11520*2160). Containers are awesome fo saving a lot of resources (like 100-200mb for an isolated service vs a whole VM (can't run full HA though). It also works on older hardware (unlike VMware) so community clients are able to afford that unlike a new $10000 entry-level server with the config.

It's as stable as VMware or XCP-NG if you have a licence (much cheaper than VMware but XCP-Ng is totally free if you don't need functionality like clustering, XO-SAN, VCenter, etc.)

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Director & CTO at TechnoInfotech

The feature that I have found most valuable is that its storage ZFS & Ceph, container based on LXC and everything else works out of the box. Additionally, it is a really stable, reliable, and scalable solution.

They have a good road map already in place, so I don't think there are any immediate challenges.

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Director IT at Servnet

It's more about the clusters. The clusters are pretty much good and have a high performance and impact.

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Support Analyst at EDXINFO

1) The two-factor authentication: for security reasons!

2) PVE-Zsync: wich allows replication outside clusters, with snapshot retention for quickly failover and failback (by incremental syncs)

3) Large documentation and "How-To" on the wiki page;

4) Many usefull integration: APIs, Active Directory;

5) ACLS, Groups e User Managment: Allows to set and customize permissions.

6) Proxmox Backup Server: Assertive Incrememtal Backup Solution for realible local backups or remote with encryption support! That's perfect.

7) Built on Debian based Kernel, very stable distro

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KG
Principal Chief Executive Officer at Sebitech

The availability of the platform is okay.

If we compare Proxmox with VMware, VMware provides an environment with a client. And Proxmox provides us an environment with a web client. Most important things for me. And Proxmox uses a middle person with an improviser.

Some items that we use within this solution are not available in other virtual environments.

The solution works well with Linux based systems.

There's a SPICE protocol that's very useful in managing aspects of Proxmox.

The product is pretty easy to install.

The solution is open source and free to use.

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FR
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

Live migration :

Is simplifies the daily work, and reduces the downtime to nearly 0 .

Clonning and Snapshots :

Verry useful for development testing and backup .

Histogram about i/o, memory, CPU and network usage :

Helps to find the issue when some VM are running in some kind of bottleneck .

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Technical Operations Manager at Ocient, Inc.

The feature I like best about this product is the fact that they have independent nodes. Proxmox is based on KVM and essentially you could lose a node. All the hosts that are running are evacuated elsewhere in the cluster and away you go. I have reduced infrastructure and I'm familiar with it because at the heart of the hypervisor is Debian Linux and I'm a Linux administrator. It didn't require learning a whole new platform and it's so easy to use. Proxmox will be in my toolbox forever, I love it.

This is a really great solution and the more VMware raises their costs, the more appealing it is. I'd be very nervous if I were one of the big companies because you're going to have administrators like myself discovering Proxmox and the cost is zero. With this solution, when something goes wrong, you Google it, you figure out the problem and fix it. Of course if you're an enterprise company, that's something else.

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BH
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The affordability of the solution is the product's most valuable aspect.

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CEO at Heurist GmbH / Heuristica Information Services

I'm using only a single server, so I have no need to replicate VMs.

The initial setup is straightforward.

The stability is good.

You can scale the solution.

The documentation is great.

If you have problems, you can find answers on their website.

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DD
Founder, President at Everyman Technologies, inc.

The most valuable feature is the ease of deployment.

For the most part, it is quite user-friendly.

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Virtualization Solutions Specialist at datec

Proxmox is free, very stable, and doesn't require more resources for memory RAM. It's fine for a small data center.

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RC
Information Technology Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

Most of what we use is for file servers and for some internal web server applications for local use. 

It is easy to deploy.

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RH
Assistant Information Technology Manager with 51-200 employees

It fits in well with our organization. It works and does what it says it does.

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AC
Jefe de Servicio de Ciberseguridad at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

There are many features included with Proxmox.

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JL
Sub-director with 51-200 employees

The whole solution is good. It has good tools that help me in managing the servers. It is also stable.

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Infrastructure Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees

We are happy with Proxmox VE. We use it as part of a cluster. The solution has a very good user interface and price. 

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