2018-11-26T07:07:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Oracle VM VirtualBox?

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What do you like most about Oracle VM VirtualBox?

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

It's very simple to use.

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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

The solution has high performance and is easy to use.

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

Oracle VM VirtualBox is easy to use.

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

Technical support is good.

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

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

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

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
Real User
2021-01-26T20:59:01Z
Jan 26, 2021

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

OL
Director of Engineering at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-16T07:23:14Z
Dec 16, 2020

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.

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

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

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

The solution is very convenient and easy to use.

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

The most valuable feature is the ability to copy bidirectionally between the desktop and the virtual machine.

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

This product is extremely easy to install, use, has a great GUI and is incredibly stable.

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

This solution can be used on many different platforms including Windows and Linux.

IA
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2019-10-15T05:01:00Z
Oct 15, 2019

The solution is very stable.

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

The initial setup was straightforward.

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

The most valuable aspects of the solution were the support and performance of the product and the flexibility it gives you to work.

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

The solution's most valuable feature is its stability.

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

I think VirtualBox has good stability because I use it in an environment with several resolutions.

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

This is a good and easy solution for running virtual environments.

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

The scalability of the solution is very good.

GM
student with 11-50 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T08:29:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

The cloning is a very useful tool.

Ignacio Salom - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Principal Consultant at CCE
Real User
2018-11-28T08:38:00Z
Nov 28, 2018

This solution creates a snapshot of virtual machines so you can create test environments.

OS
IT Infrastructure and Security Specialist
Real User
2018-11-26T07:07:00Z
Nov 26, 2018

This is a highly scalable solution.

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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
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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
IT Support and Network Admin at Escuela Carlos Pereyra
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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