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Oracle VM VirtualBox

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Proxmox VE

Versatility and flexibility is Proxmox VEs' greatest strong points. Allowing infinite design capability, you can build infrastructures of various work loads, purposes, and goals and not be restricted by how you do it, or what differences may need to exist between the various infrastructure points. Proxmox VE allows you to design how you need to every time.
Eric Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Oracle VM VirtualBox
7.9
Proxmox VE
9.7
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.1
Proxmox VE
9.0
Management console
Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.6
Proxmox VE
10.0
Live virtual machine backup
Oracle VM VirtualBox
7.7
Proxmox VE
10.0
Live virtual machine migration
Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.1
Proxmox VE
10.0
Hypervisor-level security
Oracle VM VirtualBox
7.2
Proxmox VE
9.5

Pros

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

Proxmox VE

  • Provides an easy to use management interface
  • Works with Ceph, a distributed storage natively
  • Virtualizing different platforms
Jean Franco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Proxmox VE

  • Several options are available for storage. CephFS, the clustered built-in network storage, needs to be installed via the console or ssh. Other options like iSCSI do not support host migration.
Chris Thibeau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Proxmox VE provides the most capable, yet stable virtualization platform in the market today. Licensing options are also competitive and cost-effective for support, and support is extremely fast and knowledgable of getting issues resolved as quickly and soundly as possible.
Eric Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Out of every product I have used for this, Proxmox VE is the most concise, clear, and functional I have ever seen. I continue to use Proxmox VE even after occasionally comparing alternatives available because of it's usability, design concept, and great support of features. It's very unlikely I will find a product that can even compete with Proxmox VE in every angle of what Proxmox VE provides.
Eric Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Oracle VM VirtualBox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Proxmox VE's ha-cluster functionality is very much improved, though does have a not-very-often occurrence of failure. In a 2-node cluster of Proxmox VE, HA can fail causing an instance that is supposed to migrate between the two nodes stop and fail until manually recovered through the command-line tools provided. Other than this, the HA clustering capability of Proxmox VE has proven to be reliable in 3 or more clustered environments with much less chance of these failures to occur.
Eric Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Oracle VM VirtualBox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Proxmox VE's interfacing is always fast to load, both the Web interface and the command-line tool interfaces. Reporting is practically real time almost all the time, and you can see everything in mere seconds, easily able to identify if something is wrong or it everything is in tip-top shape as always desired
Eric Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

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

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
They are fast, understanding, very intelligent, know their product very well, fast, responsive, and concise. Need I say more?
Eric Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

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

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It worked, was easy and super fast to deploy, and provided everything we needed in a matter of minutes
Eric Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Proxmox VE

The Proxmox Cluster solution only requires a browser to control and manage all of your server resources. The other solutions require you to run a specific Operating System to manage them, getting awkward since the underlying technology runs on another OS. The native integration with Ceph is big move on this wonderful Storage Technology
Jean Franco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Oracle VM VirtualBox

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proxmox VE

Proxmox VE 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Proxmox VE provides everything you need to quickly add new storage mediums, network and local, as well as networking interfaces, such as using Linux standard bridges and now Open-vSwitch bridges which can be even more scalable than before. Proxmox VE 4.0 dropped support for OpenVZ in favor of the more well supported and native LXC and made an upgrade path to it very simple.
Eric Renfro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Proxmox VE

  • Proxmox has allowed us to provide completely free training and an application development environment by reusing desktop hardware.
Chris Thibeau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle VM VirtualBox

General

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

Proxmox VE

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.9
Proxmox VE
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle VM VirtualBox
7.5
Proxmox VE
10.0

Usability

Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.0
Proxmox VE
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Oracle VM VirtualBox
Proxmox VE
9.0

Performance

Oracle VM VirtualBox
Proxmox VE
10.0

Support

Oracle VM VirtualBox
7.0
Proxmox VE
10.0

Implementation

Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.0
Proxmox VE
10.0

Scalability

Oracle VM VirtualBox
Proxmox VE
10.0

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