Excellent solution for quickly deploying VM environments
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 17, 2019

Excellent solution for quickly deploying VM environments

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle VM VirtualBox

I used VirtualBox to test various operating system configurations, and occasionally to enable users to use Windows applications on Mac computers. I've used various virtualization suites such as Parallels VM but VirtualBox is easy to deploy and gets the job done without having to worry about costly upgrade fees. I especially have had better luck networking virtual machines than with other virtualization solutions.
  • Networking
  • Cross-platform compatibility
  • Testing
  • Speed of installation
  • I've found it could use better and more detailed settings for optimizing the screen output for various displays.
  • It saves time compared to setting up a new desktop for running various operating systems.
  • It saves money compared to more costly products.
Parallels works very nicely on Macintosh computers, but I prefer to use VirtualBox when possible because of the costly subscription fees and poor networking support of Parallels. I recommend VirtualBox as well for any user that wishes to experiment with various operating systems.
It's especially well suited whenever a quick solution is needed due to the ease of deployment. I've found it's less suited for graphics design compared to other VM solutions which seem to optimize the display output better on various types of monitors.

Oracle VM VirtualBox Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
7
Management console
9
Live virtual machine backup
6
Live virtual machine migration
9
Hypervisor-level security
9

Using Oracle VM VirtualBox

3 - IT and call center associates, who use normal desktop software.
We managed without any dedicated staff specifically trained in VM Virtualbox.
  • Testing Linux configurations
  • Running old Windows software
  • Running Linux apps on Mac computers
  • Re-using old Windows apps that are no longer compatible
  • Saving time re-installing the OS.
  • Avoiding having to keep an unnecessary number of hardware desktops.
  • Running all windows programs on Mac/Linux, instead of using any Windows computers
  • Virtual servers
  • Quickly deploying VM images

Evaluating Oracle VM VirtualBox and Competitors

I'd evaluate more based on the availability of ready-made virtual machine appliances.

Using Oracle VM VirtualBox

I've had no complaints with its usability.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Deploying Windows and Linux VMs
  • Setting up virtual adapters
  • Testing new VMs
  • Taking snapshots
  • Creating images from VMs
  • Optimizing display output