Proxmox - Our Best Lab Hypervisor!
May 01, 2021

Proxmox - Our Best Lab Hypervisor!

Joe Foran | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Proxmox VE

We use SCALE HC3 in production, and Proxmox VE in the lab - both are Linux KVM virtualization tools and so we can more easily stage and transfer VMS from our lab environment to the production environment without having to re-create virtual disks and instead just moving QCOW2 virtual disks from place to place.
  • Feature-rich virtualization.
  • Open-standards compliance.
  • Redundancy and failover capability.
  • VDI brokering - it doesn't do this natively.
  • Hyperconvergence is still nascent and requires a lot of work.
  • Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) (formerly RHEV) and Hyper-V
With an incredibly easy to use interface, quick setup, and wide support for different hardware we found it was the perfect lab tool for our department to build, stage, and eventually move VMs into production with.

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For the SMB, it's a great tool for production - you can rack and stack two or more nodes and be up and running with a one-node failure tolerance in not time at all. To the medium and large enterprise it is the ultimate lab tool that mixes open standards with great features.

Proxmox VE Feature Ratings

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