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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle VM vs. RHEV and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"It's a very flexible solution because you have all the commands that you can do yourself.""Good visualization hypervisor.""There's a lot of space to customize the solution if you need to.""The solution is very stable. I don't recall any bugs or glitches. It's reliable. It doesn't crash or freeze.""Its ease of management and simplicity are most valuable. It is free, and you can provision an unlimited number of VMs at no cost for clients. They also provide perfect support.""It's quite stable.""What I like the most is the failover and the quick restore of virtual machines.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the resource management from the OVM Manager."

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"I can control and manage everything. I know everything that's cooking inside. This is the best part for me.""This solution is very stable. Much more so than similar products.""The price is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's much cheaper than, for example, VMware.""Stability and speed are the most valuable aspects.""What they provide is way beyond the essential requirements of customers.""Customers are moving to open source and Red Hat is the leader in this particular space. I think customers feel more confident running Red Hat Virtualization than VMware.""The solution makes migration easy.""There aren't any bugs on the solution."

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"Integration with cloud products would be beneficial.""I've found that using Oracle VM is like stepping back in time. It's not kept up with technology. The only reason anyone uses it is that they're afraid of Oracle's licensing. Oracle has a tremendously bad licensing approach.""The solution needs more features and flexibility in terms of communicating with other platforms. If it had that, it would be the perfect product.""Deployment should be simplified.""I would like to be able to ship all of our logs. This feature could exist and I am just not aware of it.""You need to have a model for documentation available for the users. Right now, if you have to search for some troubleshooting, you need to have Oracle login. Many personnel might not have that login. The reach, the availability of information to the end-user, is not there.""Oracle VM should be more feature-rich.""We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve."

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"We hope that Red Hat can produce a paradigm edition. We are looking for paradigm computing and paradigm storage. Its scalability can be improved. It is not easy to scale, and we hope that Red Hat can provide a more scalable system. They should also provide local service and support. Our customers are looking for a good software vendor to provide professional services.""The documentation is not as good as it should be.""Red Hat by itself is not scalable. But you can have third party add-ons like Ceph to make it massively scalable.""When we do a direct comparison, then obviously VMware does better in terms of having Fault Tolerance and doing active disaster recovery and these kind of things. This is something that can be improved within Red Hat.""The support is tricky in a few places. We're facing some challenges within Malaysia where we don't really have the system integrators available who can provide extended support. When we need personnel on-site, we can't get them.""We'd like it if it would be possible on Red Hat Virtualization to possibly connect two or three VMs to the same disk.""The availability of technical expertise with the solution may be limited in some areas.""Customers are not aware of this solution, they can improve by providing more awareness and solution availability."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Oracle VM is free if you are running it on Oracle infrastructure hardware, otherwise, it is subscription-based."
  • "Licensing costs are less for Oracle Linux and for clients moving to the Oracle Cloud, as it is included in the price of the subscription."
  • "I recommend this for any customer wanting to reduce their licensing costs for packaged applications."
  • "If you choose Oracle hardware, then this virtualization software is included along with support."
  • "We were able to deploy our solution at near zero cost compared to other vendors since the licenses come with our Oracle hardware."
  • "With having a global contract, we get some discounts."
  • "All other vendors are selling their licenses to use the VM, but Oracle isn't doing that, which is its biggest advantage. It is free. All you have to do is get the hardware. You can create an unlimited number of VMs for free. With VMware, you have to purchase licenses for the number of VMs that you want to create. You only pay for their premium support, and even that is optional. I am now learning this product, and we can even do without the support."
  • "Oracle is free of charge, although you have to have a subscription for the support."
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  • "I believe we pay on a yearly basis."
  • "We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions."
  • "We have to pay extra for vulnerability and fault tolerance."
  • "The solution does not require licencing but a subscription is necessary, which is very affordable."
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    I would prefer if KVM was easier to scale and not so limited. Overall the product has been helpful. It is easy to use, and was quite straight-forward to set up. Since I have been using KVM, I have not… more »
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    Oracle VM seems to me to be kind of outdated. Nevertheless, it is fairly straightforward to use and maintain. The solution can just be set and you can forget about it, and the scalability is… more »
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    The solution is easy to use. You can spin one up when you need to and then shut it down.
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    We buy a license for commercial use, and we also use the free editions.
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    We hope that Red Hat can produce a paradigm edition. We are looking for paradigm computing and paradigm storage. Its scalability can be improved. It is not easy to scale, and we hope that Red Hat can… more »
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    Overview

    Oracle VM for x86

    Oracle VM for x86 is a Xen based server virtualization platform for public and private cloud and traditional on premise deployment. Oracle VM offers full lifecycle and application deployment from disk to cloud.

    Designed and optimized for security, efficiency and performance Oracle VM supports major hardware vendors x86 and storage platforms and can run workloads on Linux, Windows and Oracle Solaris. Uniquely for our virtualization platform it offers live patching via Ksplice enhancing security and minimizing service disruption. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

    Oracle VM for SPARC

    Oracle VM for SPARC is a firmware based virtualization platform for Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC based servers running Solaris. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, or RHEV, is a leading open standard enterprise virtualization management solution. This solution supports virtualization of servers and desktops using the same infrastructure and a single easy-to-use interface.

    Because RHEV is based on open standards, it is vendor-independent and a lot more cost effective and flexible than proprietary solutions.


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    Ambulance Victoria, Australian Finance Group (AFG), Avnet Technology Solutions, CERN, cloudKleyer, Danish Tax Authority (SKAT), Data Intensity, Dubai World, Engineers Australia, Enkitec, Groupe FLO, Guerra S.A. Implemento, s Rodovišrios, Interactive One, IT Convergence, Jesta Digital, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, KT, Kyoto Prefecture, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory / National Ignition Facility, Multinet Pakistan, National Australia Bank (NAB), Navis LLC, Overhead Door, Overstock.com, Paragon Data, Parks Victoria, Pella, Sunway Shared Services, St. Louis Metro, Terminales Ro de la Plata S.A., University of Massachusetts, Versace,
    Qualcomm and Bonham's Auction House.
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    Comms Service Provider24%
    Government6%
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    Oracle VM is ranked 5th in Server Virtualization Software with 15 reviews while RHEV is ranked 8th in Server Virtualization Software with 11 reviews. Oracle VM is rated 8.2, while RHEV is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Good documentation and a simple setup but has a terrible licensing structure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RHEV writes "The versatility and compatability of this virtualization solution are marred by the lack of availability of local support". Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Hyper-V and Citrix Hypervisor, whereas RHEV is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere, Proxmox VE, Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV. See our Oracle VM vs. RHEV report.

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