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2018-11-26T07:07:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Oracle VM VirtualBox?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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21 Answers
Said Mokhtari - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at TGR
Real User
Top 5
2022-05-11T23:08:07Z
11 May 22

I use the solution for personal use and in a professional environment. We use a couple of them. We use it to prepare environments to deploy them on another VM environment like VMware. We need to prepare the machine for the quality and we use this.

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
22 December 21

We are using Oracle VM VirtualBox to virtualize servers.

NS
Storage Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-20T04:52:02Z
20 October 21

Oracle VM VirtualBox allows me to extend my existing computer to run multiple operating systems.

PeerSpot user
Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-23T02:19:44Z
23 September 21

We use Oracle VM VirtualBox for testing. Oracle VM VirtualBox is like a virtual machine. it helps to run multiple operating systems.

Vincent Cheng - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Director at LogiCorner Info Tech.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-20T17:13:40Z
20 May 21

We use Oracle VM VirtualBox in combination with Oracle Database. We also run Tomcat inside VirtualBox. Within our organization, there are five people using this solution.

ST
Founder at a retailer with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-15T23:38:34Z
15 February 21

I use it for experimenting with different operating systems in user environments. I also use it to have a backup to the Windows so that I can access Windows, and it is up and running. I don't have to worry about building a system from scratch.

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

My personal one is to create virtual machines to do different things within the house. I have a few servers in the house, and the servers themselves run lots of the services that we need, but sometimes you need to have a service that is run on a kind of a "dedicated machine." So, instead of having a physical machine to run those services, we just create a virtual one. It just spins off like a virtual machine, and everything works okay. Some of the machines that are for more home automation and other such things don't need very powerful processes or much memory. They are very suitable to be run on virtual machines. They can have their own IP addresses and can be reached from the outside of the home.

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

We use VirtualBox for client purposes. It's a legacy software.

Said Mokhtari - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at TGR
Real User
Top 5
2020-07-29T07:45:56Z
29 July 20

I primarily use the solution to build a machine and transfer it to vCenter. I also occasionally use it to transform from a VirtualBox machine to an ESXi machine.

FK
Head Of Information Technology at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
16 October 19

I use this solution for experiments with virtualization in Linux, mostly. We have an on-premises deployment.

WS
Product Specialist at Schoemans Offcie Systems (Pty) Ltd
Real User
2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
16 October 19

We use VirtualBox for running our ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and a host of websites. The underlying operating system is Solaris, which we run on VirtualBox virtualized, and it is running exceptionally well. Then I run VirtualBox as a hypervisor and use Windows (when necessary) and Linux. I run a whole host of websites on Linux virtualized using VirtualBox and we also run our ERP — Xpert ERP — on VirtualBox.

it_user836373 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Manager at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees
Real User
2019-10-15T05:02:00Z
15 October 19

We use this solution for virtualization. This is a private cloud deployment model.

PeerSpot user
System Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-13T05:49:00Z
13 October 19

We primarily use the solution to test our virtual infrastructure.

MI
Network and Infrastructure Manager at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-13T05:49:00Z
13 October 19

We have two primary use cases. We have one or two data bases. We were using it for our hospitality system and also for testing.

Luís Silva - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at Ginkgo Management Consulting
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-10-13T05:49:00Z
13 October 19

We primarily use the solution for virtual machines for Oracle databases.

StefanoPastore - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineering at Atlantica Digital
Consultant
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
13 October 19

I use Oracle VM VirtualBox mainly for testing guest environments and to test beta machines before they go in production environment. I also simulate configuration before the production environment to test some optionality.

EN
IT Manager at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-10-10T09:25:00Z
10 October 19

My main purpose in using this solution is to run Windows machines on top of my Linux servers. I am running a Windows server on top of a Linux machine and then another four machines just to create an environment for our clients so that people can log in. Because they don't find Linux easy to use, I give them windows on top which they find more familiar.

it_user801585 - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Consultant at Oriental Weavers
Consultant
2019-10-10T09:25:00Z
10 October 19

We primarily use the solution across all of our systems.

GM
student with 11-50 employees
Real User
2018-12-10T08:29:00Z
10 December 18

I am running Linux on this solution under Windows.

Ignacio Salom - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Principal Consultant at CCE
Real User
2018-11-28T08:38:00Z
28 November 18

I use it to test new technologies on my desktop. I also teach virtual machines, so I give demos or training programs. I can show people how servers work. So I use it for training purposes.

OS
IT Infrastructure and Security Specialist
Real User
2018-11-26T07:07:00Z
26 November 18

For enterprise deployment, IT infrastructure, data center and server virtualization infrastructure.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jan 12, 2022
How does Proxmox VE compare with Oracle VM VirtualBox? Which is better and why?
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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Blogger
15 December 21
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
12 January 22
Proxmox = professional environments (any size). VirtualBox = small environments or test purpose Sorry for the short response but it is exactly like that.
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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