2019-10-10T09:25:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Oracle VM VirtualBox?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Oracle VM VirtualBox, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Said Mokhtari - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at TGR
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Top 5
2022-05-11T23:08:07Z
May 11, 2022

I'm just an end-user. We are using the latest version of the solution. The whole solution we are trying to study for large infrastructure and we are making POC of that process. If this works, we will try to generalize it on an older platform. I'd advise people to try it. It's very simple and easy to deploy. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten.

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Emmanuel FOMUDE - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Oracle Database Administrator at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-22T12:36:00Z
Dec 22, 2021

I rate Oracle VM VirtualBox a six out of ten.

NS
Storage Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-20T04:52:02Z
Oct 20, 2021

I plan to continue using this solution and I recommend it to others. I rate Oracle VM VirtualBox a ten out of ten.

PA
Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-23T02:19:44Z
Sep 23, 2021

At this time, I cannot recommend this solution to others. I would rate Oracle VM VirtualBox a five out of ten.

Vincent Cheng - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Director at LogiCorner Info Tech.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-20T17:13:40Z
May 20, 2021

I would recommend this solution to others. It's easy to use. Everything you need to know can be found with a simple Google search — the whole process. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

ST
Founder at a retailer with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-15T23:38:34Z
Feb 15, 2021

I plan to keep using this solution. I would rate Oracle VM VirtualBox a seven out of ten.

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MM
Pr. Scientist at PIEAS
Real User
2021-01-26T20:59:01Z
Jan 26, 2021

This is a product that I suggest to people because it's free of cost, open-source, very user-friendly, and all of the information for the end-user is available in the manual. In summary, this is a good product but there is always room for improvement. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

OL
Director of Engineering at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
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2020-12-16T07:23:14Z
Dec 16, 2020

I would rate VirtualBox a nine out of ten. It is really good, and I like it very much. It is definitely not a ten because even though it has lots of support from Oracle itself, it is an open-source product. If you look at the user interface, it is very decent, but it is not the most polished user interface.

AT
IT Staff; Programmer at a university with 51-200 employees
Real User
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2020-11-20T12:07:09Z
Nov 20, 2020

I'm not sure which version of the solution we are using. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. If you're going to use VirtualBox on a small scale, I would recommend it, especially if you are using it for a legacy application.

Said Mokhtari - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at TGR
Real User
Top 5
2020-07-29T07:45:56Z
Jul 29, 2020

We're just Oracle customers. We don't have any business relationship with the solution. We're using the latest version of the solution. While I can recommend the solution for personal use, in a professional context, I've never actually tried it. A company would have to do some research first to ensure it fits their needs. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten overall if I was rating it on personal use alone.

FK
Head Of Information Technology at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
Oct 16, 2019

This is a great product and I use it a lot. This is a good R&D solution, but I don't think it would be good in production. We look for different things in R&D, such as doing a proof of concept. In a production environment, having a whole ecosystem to support the solution, including for orchestration and automatic deployments, would be better. It would also need to have more talks, seminars, and conferences, calling people in that space and then posting them on YouTube. There is a lot more to it than the technical aspect. Overall, I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

WS
Product Specialist at Schoemans Technologies
Real User
2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
Oct 16, 2019

The VirtualBox solution is an absolute gem of a product. I definitely recommend this product to other people because it's super stable and easy to install and use. The only thing you need to ensure on your server is that you have sufficient hardware resources to accomplish what you want to do and that you supply the server with clean power. The server needs to be running all the time or you will have problems. If you put the box on a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), you are all set. I choose to run the product on-premises all the time for our deployment and also for deployments to my clients. I also prefer to run VirtualBox on Solaris and Linux. In testing and in production using VirtualBox on Solaris is the best way to go, in my opinion. I do not implement production servers on Windows-based machines because of the many vulnerabilities in Windows. I tend to stay away from Windows as far as possible except for testing purposes on a laptop or a PC that runs Windows. I will use VirtualBox for that. On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product an absolute nine. It has a little bit of room for improvement even though it is an excellent product. It is super fast. It is very easy to use. It is rock-solid stable. With just a few more features and added functionality, it will easily reach a ten out of ten.

it_user836373 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Manager at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees
Real User
2019-10-15T05:02:00Z
Oct 15, 2019

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

IA
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
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2019-10-15T05:01:00Z
Oct 15, 2019

We're partners with Oracle. We use the on-premises deployment model. We're in the process of testing the solution currently, so it is still new to us. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. It's not an enterprise suite. Some of the light load applications I can't deploy.

BP
System Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-13T05:49:00Z
Oct 13, 2019

We use the private cloud deployment model. We're currently in the testing phase, but we're hoping to go into production soon. We moved to using Oracle VM because we have a small license. We did not enough have licenses for all server cores. Oracle VM has an advanced feature for hard partitioning. We're using the solution for the Oracle database but only on the Oracle application server. I'd rate the solution six out of ten.

MI
Network and Infrastructure Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-13T05:49:00Z
Oct 13, 2019

We use the on-premises deployment model. Whether I would recommend the solution depends on the preference of the person who is going to handle the environment. If they're more comfortable with a product they have worked on, then they may go for VMware or Hyper-V. But if they are open to having a more license controlled environment, then definitely they will want to go with Oracle. I'd rate the solution six out of ten.

Luís Silva - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technical Lead at Human Code
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-10-13T05:49:00Z
Oct 13, 2019

We are using the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend the solution for licensing purposes if you are using an Oracle database. Otherwise, I would recommend clients to consider different platforms. The Oracle VM has the advantage of being free, so you only pay for support. It's very cheap, but I don't think it's very good as VMware. I'd rate the solution six out of ten.

StefanoPastore - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineering at Atlantica Digital
Consultant
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
Oct 13, 2019

I will rate this solution an eight out of ten due to its environmental guide. For the next release I think the developer should work on reliability and security. But it is a good product.

EN
IT Manager at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-10-10T09:25:00Z
Oct 10, 2019

On a scale of one to ten where ten is the best, I would rate this product as a nine. I recommend it, especially for people who are beginners because most things they will want to use will virtually be plug-and-play. It's click-and-use. I would recommend it to those people who are beginners. Because most other products, you really need to know a lot of networking and how to use them to maintain them. But with Oracle, it is simple. For most needs where you have to only have a really small network, this will be fine.

it_user801585 - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Consultant at Oriental Weavers
Consultant
2019-10-10T09:25:00Z
Oct 10, 2019

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

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Proxmox VE is a very fast and powerful solution. It offers feature-rich virtualization, has open-standards compliance, and also includes redundancy and failover capabilities. What I like about Proxmox VE is that it lets you rack and stack two or more nodes and enables you to be up and running with a one-node failure tolerance in very little time. Proxmox VE’s integration with ZFS is also fantastic. It allows you to create pools to store your VM images and data on very easily and their great web UI makes it easy to check drive health, ZFS scrub status, and other things. I think the best part of the web UI is that everything is configurable from the web user interface without having to use the command line. It also has graphs and additional visualizations so you can evaluate the performance of everything. Beyond that, even though you can use Proxmox VE on a single server, the solution makes it easy to set up a high availability cluster on multiple hosts if needed. Regarding Oracle VM VirtualBox, I would say its most valuable features are its virtualization, its compatibility with older OSes, and its testing of environments without causing interruptions or any harm to production. Besides making it possible to run multiple VMs on a laptop or desktop, its ease of deployment makes the solution appealing. Not only is it easy to set up, but the software is free. Moreover, it has a nice interface. However, I think Oracle VM VirtualBox could use some improvements on its reporting as well as on its network settings for VMs, which can sometimes be hard for the average user to find and understand. Conclusion: While Oracle is a safe and excellent option when it comes to virtualizing an operating system, I would suggest Proxmox VE because it is newer, has a lot of powerful features, and is a very reliable and stable solution.
Luis Apodaca - PeerSpot reviewer
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Jan 12, 2022
Proxmox = professional environments (any size). VirtualBox = small environments or test purpose Sorry for the short response but it is exactly like that.
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