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Oracle VM Server is Oracle's server virtualization offering for enterprises.Oracle VM Server - Does its job (most of the time)Oracle VM Server is being used by a few departments only. It is a reliable server virtualization application - hasn't caused any major issues in the past year I believe. Oracle Support has been very prompt with their responses however we have seen problems with applying certain patches with minimal help from Oracle on the same.,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!,Not as flexible as VMware. Could have slightly better templates for provisioning database nodes. In terms of performance it lags a bit behind Red Hat's KVM solution.,7,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.Not my favorite :-(Due to licensing issues with Oracle ERP and DB, we've separated our virtual environment and installed all Oracle production and test servers on the Oracle VM environment.,Allows us to use fewer licenses due to core and cpu limitiations with Oracle licenses.,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.,3,Saved us licenses fees while we upgrade to a virtual environment and redundancies servers Forced me to manage another hard to manage virtual environment,VMware ESXi and XenServer,VMware ESXi, Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo), Netwrix Auditor
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November 01, 2017

Review: "Oracle VM Server - Does its job (most of the time)"

Score 7 out of 10
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Oracle VM Server is being used by a few departments only. It is a reliable server virtualization application - hasn't caused any major issues in the past year I believe. Oracle Support has been very prompt with their responses however we have seen problems with applying certain patches with minimal help from Oracle on the same.
  • 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!
  • Not as flexible as VMware.
  • Could have slightly better templates for provisioning database nodes.
  • In terms of performance it lags a bit behind Red Hat's KVM solution.
It's simple, clean and easy to deploy. The updates are only making the product much better. Kudos to Oracle Dev team! It has great flexibility but could use some work in the snapshot capabilities (but hey, remember - it's free). The management console is intuitive and does a good job at managing resources, keeping an eye on your templates and so on.

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April 19, 2016

Oracle VM Server Review: "Not my favorite :-("

Score 3 out of 10
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Due to licensing issues with Oracle ERP and DB, we've separated our virtual environment and installed all Oracle production and test servers on the Oracle VM environment.
  • Allows us to use fewer licenses due to core and cpu limitiations with Oracle licenses.
  • 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.
The only reason we keep the Oracle VM enviroment is for the Oracle product, and again, not for performance, only for license issues.
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Oracle VM Server Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Virtual machine automated provisioning (2)
6.3
Management console (2)
7.2
Live virtual machine backup (1)
5.5
Live virtual machine migration (2)
6.3
Hypervisor-level security (1)
5

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Oracle VM Server is Oracle's server virtualization offering for enterprises.
Categories:  Server Virtualization

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