Oracle VM Server - Does its job (most of the time)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 01, 2017

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

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle VM Server

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.
  • 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.
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.

Oracle VM Server Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
7
Management console
8
Live virtual machine backup
6
Live virtual machine migration
7
Hypervisor-level security
Not Rated