Overall Satisfaction with Oracle VM VirtualBox
Oracle VM VirtualBox is used to house VM's to test different applications on Virtual machines in order to validate functionality without the worry of compromising a real system and having to start over. We also use these VM's to obfuscate access to our production environments by first accessing a VM then connecting to a VPN from that virtual machine.
- Running multiple VM's on a simple laptop or desktop
- Making a backup of a VM to quickly roll back to a known good state
- Easy deployment of various operating system types and configurations
- Reporting is a little lacking
- Network settings for VM's can be hard to find or understand for the casual user
- Utilize existing systems to power multiple copies of an Operating System
- More efficiently test applications or software without the wasted time to reinstall the OS
- Keeping multiple back ups of an OS if needed or wanted
VirutalBox is very similar to using Vmware with the slight difference in appearance and what might be considered a less polished look. However, what it lacks in polish and looks it makes up for in functionality, easy of use and the wide range of operating systems and features it supports without the need of buying the full professional edition.
Do you think Oracle VM VirtualBox delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with Oracle VM VirtualBox's feature set?
Did Oracle VM VirtualBox live up to sales and marketing promises?
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Did implementation of Oracle VM VirtualBox go as expected?
Would you buy Oracle VM VirtualBox again?
Being able to build VM's to test different applications on Virtual machines in order to validate functionality without the worry of compromising a real system and having to start over is one of the greatest strengths of using an application like VirtualBox, and it does this well. The many options to create a VM of differing operating systems and functionality [make it] very simple and easy to do with this application.