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Score 6.6 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle VM Server

Oracle VM Server is well-suited for long term deployment where you have to invest a lot. But, it is best recommended in the development phase and UAT, as there is a lot of services that are missing
Felix Rufus Nadar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

I believe it's an excellent solution for any scenario which requires virtualization. The only scenario where it might not be the best solution would be in building out a cloud infrastructure - you could certainly integrate RHEV for something like that but I think that either OpenStack or CloudStack might be a better solution for building cloud environments.
Matthew J. Fitzpatrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Oracle VM Server
4.3
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.0
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Oracle VM Server
1.0
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.4
Management console
Oracle VM Server
8.0
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.2
Live virtual machine backup
Oracle VM Server
4.0
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
7.1
Live virtual machine migration
Oracle VM Server
6.4
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.5
Hypervisor-level security
Oracle VM Server
2.0
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
9.8

Pros

Oracle VM Server

  • Supports x86 and Solaris servers.
  • Cloning VM's is a very important feature.
  • Another extremely useful feature for us was the Live Storage Migration.
  • By the way, Oracle VM is free!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • RHEV can acquire user and group information from an Active Directory service without a great deal of confusing configuration.
  • RHEV management is browser-based and can be accessed from any platform.
  • Online Snapshot capability, provides a better redundancy than vsphere.
Ian Neveu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle VM Server

  • Management/GUI is uncomfortable.
  • Remote control via VNC is hard to use with graphic interface and for terminal we have SSH configuration and maintenance is not as straight forward as in VMware, Xen or even Microsoft Hyper-V.
Itsik Tsarfati | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • Ran into a regression when updating firmware for IGEL
  • Desktop froze and became non responsive on a few occasions.
  • Server crashed and took down all the clients in the Thin setup.
Emile Swarts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle VM Server

Felix Rufus Nadar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

VMware ESXi is a more mature technology, as it has been around for a longer period of time. However, automating ESXi installations requires hacking OEM media and an intense amount of knowledge of how ESXi operates under the hood. The WebUI and associated functionality for ESXi is more stable than RHEV, however ESXi does not support open-source community projects such as Gluster, Cinder, or Glance natively and relies on HW RAID, NAS, or SAN to achieve high availability. Additionally ESXi licenses tend to be more expensive than using RHEV or it's freely available sibling oVirt.
Charles Inglese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle VM Server

  • Extremely satisfied with the product, it's still developing everyday and we are happy with its progress so far.
  • It does its job in a very easy to use and reliable fashion.
  • Looking forward to the new updates and what help it can bring to our current issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

  • Replacement costs are high for employee PC hardware and such a product has helped cut down costs and will continue to do so once deployed across more departments
  • Increased availability and manageability
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle VM Server

General

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

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle VM Server
7.0
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
7.6

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