Great for Storing Physical Machine Images
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 17, 2019

Great for Storing Physical Machine Images

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Before I started using VMware almost exclusively, I used Oracle VDI. My sole use was in building and maintaining images for Windows hosts. I would build my image on an Oracle virtual machine, and then capture it with FOG or something similar. I loved that I could access it from anywhere on the network, and make changes on the fly.
  • The user experience is great.
  • Remote access.
  • Rile sharing between desktops.
  • Frequent disconnects causing me to have to reboot my server.
  • Can be laggy at times.
  • Freezes regularly.
  • When I used it full-time it worked for what I needed it - positive.
  • When it crashed, it costed me in time to wait to get it back up - negative.
  • Took up less space than using live machines - positive.
No contest, VMware ESXi blows Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure out of the water in both usability and dependability. When I was using Oracle VDI full time, I was constantly having to reboot my server because my VM froze. I have even lost work because of the freezing. I have not had this issue since switching to ESXi.
The easiest way to describe the performance is like this - when it is working, it works almost flawlessly. When it starts freezing, your day is going to get very interesting very quickly. As I have stated earlier, I used it for one purpose, and it did what I needed it to most of the time, but I did have issues with it.
Oracle VDI was my first foray into the Virtual Infrastructure world, and I thought it was great. Even though it had bugs and freezes, from the way I was having to do the same job in the past, it was great for me. However, when I tried VMware and was not getting the frequent freeze ups, I realized that I could have been more productive a lot sooner.
Again, I used Oracle VDI for one task, which was building and maintaining Windows images for different user levels. It was very easy to integrate into my environment, and the VMs were able to talk to my FOG server. I have never worked with it on integrating at an enterprise level, so I cannot attest to its functionality in that regard.
Oracle VDI will of course be well suited for any virtual environments like education, call centers, or business. I would not recommend it for any of those based on my experience with it, but I was one person using it with one task, and zero support. For an enterprise, I am sure that support is better.