Virtualization comparison & reviews

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Content Creator
The VIRTUALIST and Enzo Raso (Citrix)
Content created by Virtualizationmatrix; (Contributors: Sean Cohen, Yaniv Dary, Raissa Tona, Larry W. Bailey)
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Overview
vSphere 6.0 with Operations Management Enterprise - Click Here For Overview
XenServer 7.2 Enterprise Edition includes features that are not available in the Standard Edition, focused on enterprise customers needs, as well as Citrix support:
- Live patching
- Conversion manager for vSphere
- Dynamic Workload Balancing & Audit Reporting (WLB)
- Accelerate Citrix Provisioning Services performance

For Standard vs Enterprise edition, please check: http://bit.ly/2ddQiVL
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RHV 3.5 - Click Here For Details
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Maturity
XenServer 7.2 Release date May 2017
RHV 3.5 released in Feb 2015 - (RHV 3.4 - June 2014, RHV 3.3 - January 2014, RHV 3.2 - June 2013, RHV 3.1 - Dec 2012, RHV 2.1 - Nov 2009, 2.2: Aug 2010, RHV 3.0: Jan 2012)
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  Pricing  
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Virtualization
OM Ent: $3,625/socket + S&S:$761 (B) or $906 (Prod)
Open Source (free) or two commercial editions, pricing for Standard Edition is: Annual: $695 / socket, Perpetual: $1525/ socket - both including 1 year of software maintenance.
Yes (included in RHV hypervisor subscription)
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Management
Free (XenCenter)
Yes, combined RHEL and RHV offering 26% savings
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Bundle/Kit Pricing
Yes
RHV: No (RHEL: 1/4/unlimited)
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Guest OS Licensing
No
Yes (RHV-M)
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  VM Mobility  
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Live Migration of VMs
Yes XenMotion
Yes (except with CPU pass-through)
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Migration Compatibility
Yes (Heterogeneous Pools)
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Maintenance Mode
Yes
Yes (LB) - Built-in (CPU) and Scheduler for custom
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Automated Live Migration
Yes Workload Balancing
Yes (Power Saving)
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Power Management
Yes Workload Balancing
Yes
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Storage Migration
Yes (Storage XenMotion)
200 hosts/cluster
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Cluster Size
16 hosts / resource pool
Yes (HA)
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Integrated HA (Restart vm)
Yes
Yes (HA, WatchDog)
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Automatic VM Reset
No
No
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VM Lockstep Protection
No
No (native);
Yes (with Vendor Add-On: Satellite
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Application/Service HA
No
No (yes with Symantec Storage Foundation - Fee-Based Add-On)
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Replication / Site Failover
Integrated Disaster Recovery (no storage array control)
Yes
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Central Management
Yes (XenCenter)
Third-party plug-in framework
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Virtual and Physical
Limited (plug-ins)
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Yes (AD and IPA)
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RBAC / AD-Integration
Yes (hosts/XenCenter)
No (native)
Yes (with Vendor Add-On: CloudForms)
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Cross-Vendor Mgmt
No (native)
Yes (Vendor Add-On: CloudPlatform)
Yes (RHV-M, Power User Portal)
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Browser Based Mgmt
Not directly with XenCenter but possible with XenOrchestra (Open Source)

More info: http://bit.ly/2m7FVIG
Yes (extended functionality with CloudForms - Fee-Based Add On)
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Adv. Operation Management
No
Yes (Live Migration - unlimited concurrent migrations, 3 by default)
  Updates and Backup  
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Hypervisor Upgrades
The XenCenter released with XenServer 7.0 allows updates to be applied to all versions of XenServer (commercial and free)
XenServer 7.1 introduced Live patching
Yes (Red Hat Network)
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VM Patching
Yes
Yes; Including RAM
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Live VM Snapshot