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Score 9.3 out of 100

Oracle VM VirtualBox

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Likelihood to Recommend

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

Kernel-based Virtual Machine is very well suited when one needs a single-node virtualization host or needs to build a complex demo setting on their own notebook (e.g. when demonstrating solutions to a customer).
Valentin Höbel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox is a perfect solution for the developer who needs to run a few virtual machines for development and testing purposes. It can also work very well in cases where a large complex virtual environment and advanced storage is not required. In general, it requires a host OS, so it will not function quite like a true headless virtual server. Don't expect it to become your solution to replace a bunch of servers with a massive, redundant, automated virtual environment. That's not what it is for.
David Currier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Kernel-based Virtual Machine
6.8
Oracle VM VirtualBox
7.9
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Kernel-based Virtual Machine
5.0
Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.1
Management console
Kernel-based Virtual Machine
5.0
Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.6
Live virtual machine migration
Kernel-based Virtual Machine
9.2
Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.1
Hypervisor-level security
Kernel-based Virtual Machine
8.0
Oracle VM VirtualBox
7.2
Live virtual machine backup
Kernel-based Virtual Machine
Oracle VM VirtualBox
7.7

Pros

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

  • Easy way to work with OpenStack
  • Better performance with the Linux OS
  • Lowest Cost
Stenio Pereira Filho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM VirtualBox

  • Can spin up multiple VMs on a host-only network that speak to each other and allow for interesting test environments spun up at will.
  • Cross-platform functionality allows me to run it on my Linux Desktop and know that tutorials I make with it could be approached by someone on a Windows or Mac OSX system. Hyper-V is limited to Windows, and VMware Workstation requires a license (VMware Player is free, but is not open-source and is more limited in comparison to VirtualBox).
  • If you are testing tools like Vagrant and Test-Kitchen, VirtualBox often seems to have the highest amount of support and documentation when it comes to compatibility (though, many people do use Hyper-V or VMware Workstation without issues).
Derek Ardolf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

  • KVM itself doesn't ship with a management interface
  • KVM itself is a bit complicated to handle
  • KVM needs Qemu to virtualize Windows guests
Valentin Höbel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM VirtualBox

  • The memory footprint is high, and requires above 8 GB of memory to run an Ubuntu VM smoothly (considering developing inside ubuntu OS inside a MacBook Pro).
  • Some known issues with OVF/OVA images import/export. We had the issue of some sections in OVF being ignored (especially Startup and Install sections).
  • Some intermittent issues when mounting external hard drives and trying to access them from within the running VM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox 7.5
Based on 2 answers
I give this rating because virtual box is inexpensive but there is another product such as vm ware that can also be used
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Easy and quick to use. Runs at sufficient speed even with 5/6 VMs running, and can handle a bridged network with ease. Easy to disassociate from the host to ensure the environment built within VB is quarantined should anything happen, meaning no risk to physical hardware.Quick to pick up. Quick to add new machines. Cloning feature very quick and comprehensive. I've never had a VM crash or freeze.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle have a very fast response rate and a strong user community. One can geet help from many sources if they choose to research for themselves.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We really enjoy using virtual box. We do not require to buy expensive hardware but instead we can minimize costs and maximize profits.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

It is a very reliable solution that can be used for x86 architecture virtualization with low overhead. It is a free and open source software. Easy to use withOpenStack.
Stenio Pereira Filho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM VirtualBox

There are a lot of Pro's to using VmWare in an enterprise environment like a management console, deployment via templates and so on. But in terms of ROI, extreme ease of use, availability and customization VirtualBox wins the race for personal use but faces extreme competition in enterprises. Again, personally I would recommend VirtualBox to anyone out there looking for a good, friendly and free host virtualization application.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

  • KVM normally enables customers to fullfill their business goals very fast and it is free, so there is a very small time window from implementation to "investment is returned"
  • If IT staff doesn't have hardcore Linux experience, they will need proper learning time until they'll be able to handle KVM
Valentin Höbel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM VirtualBox

  • One positive impact it has had is cost savings, as there is no cost for running the software. There are many other commercial offerings that can get costly, and even some that the licensing has to renew every year/couple of years, but not so with VirtualBox. This can be run without any of those restrictions.
  • Another positive impact it has had is with regards to working well in a production environment, where there are a number of different OS platforms. It has managed these quite well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Oracle VM VirtualBox

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kernel-based Virtual Machine
9.5
Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Kernel-based Virtual Machine
Oracle VM VirtualBox
7.5

Usability

Kernel-based Virtual Machine
Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.0

Support

Kernel-based Virtual Machine
Oracle VM VirtualBox
7.0

Implementation

Kernel-based Virtual Machine
Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.0

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