Virtualization comparison & reviews

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  • Information Only
Pros
  • + not specified
  • + OVM subscription includes license for Enterprise Manager
  • + Use OVM to control Oracle Licenses for better TCO
  • + Default choice for Oracle apps (support)
  • + mature and feature-rich offering
  • + great ecosystem & support
  • + skills prevelant
Cons
  • - not specified
  • - Skills - OVM not as widely known as Vmware
  • - Xen Based - Market is working more toward KVM
  • - needs clear strategy for public cloud future
  • - comprehensive capability but can become expensive
  • - NSX leading SDN solution but skills scarce
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Content created by Virtualizationmatrix; (Contributors: Sean Cohen, Yaniv Dary, Raissa Tona, Larry W. Bailey)
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THE VIRTUALIST
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Overview
RHEV 3.6 - Click Here For Details
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Oracle VM 3.3 with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control and OpenStack
vSphere 6.5 Standard - Click Here For Overview
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Maturity
RHEV 3.6 released in March 2016
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Current Stable Release OVM 3.3: July 2nd 2014 - Initial Release Date - July 31st of 2008
Release Dates:
vSphere 6.7 : April 17th 2018
  Pricing  
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Virtualization
Included in hypervisor subscription
Oracle VM Premier Limited for 2 Sockets Servers 1 Yr - $599.00; Oracle VM Premier for more than 2 Sockets Servers 1 Yr - $1,199.00;
Std: $939/socket + S&S:$257 (B) or $305 (Prod);
Std + Ops Mgmt: $1995 / socket + S&S:$419 (B) or $499 (Prod)
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Management
Yes, combined RHEL and RHEV offering 26% savings
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$5,835(Std) + $1,224(B) or $1,458 (P)
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Bundle/Kit Pricing
RHEV: No included (RHEL: 1/4/unlimited)
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Guest OS Licensing
Yes (RHEV-M)
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  VM Mobility  
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Live Migration of VMs
Yes
Yes - Live Migration
Yes vMotion
- Cross vSwitch vMotion Only
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Migration Compatibility
Yes
Yes (EVC)
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Maintenance Mode
Yes - Built-in (CPU\Memory) and plugable scheduler
NEW
Yes - Maintenance Mode
Yes
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Automated Live Migration
Yes
Yes
No
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Power Management
Yes
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Yes
No
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Storage Migration
200 hosts/cluster
Yes
Yes (Live Storage vMotion)
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Cluster Size
Yes
32 Hosts in Cluster/Pool
max 64 nodes / 8000 vm per cluster
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Integrated HA (Restart vm)
Yes (HA, WatchDog)
Yes - Clustered Pool
Yes (VMware HA)
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Automatic VM Reset
No
Yes
Yes (VMware HA)
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VM Lockstep Protection
No (native);
Yes (with Vendor Add-On: Red Hat Cluster Suite)
Yes (Fault Tolerance) 2 vCPUs.
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Application/Service HA
No - See Details
No
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Replication / Site Failover
Yes
NEW
Yes
Yes (vSphere Replication)
DR Orchestration (Vendor Add-On: VMware SRM)
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Central Management
Third-party plug-in framework
Yes - OVM Manager & Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
Yes (vCenter Server Standard)
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Virtual and Physical
Yes
NEW
Yes - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
Limited (plug-ins)
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RBAC / AD-Integration
No (native)
Yes (with Vendor Add-On: CloudForms)
Yes - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
Yes (vCenter and ESXi hosts)
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Cross-Vendor Mgmt
Yes (RHEV-M, Power User Portal)
vRealize Automation (Vendor Add-On)
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Browser Based Mgmt
Yes (extended functionality with CloudForms - Fee-Based Add On)
Yes - OVM Manager & Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
Yes (vSphere Web Client, HTML5 Web Client)
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Adv. Operation Management
Yes
NEW
Yes - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
Limited (native) - vCenter Operations
Full (with Vendor Add-On: vRealize Operations)
  Updates and Backup  
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Hypervisor Upgrades
Yes (Red Hat Network)
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Yes
Yes (Update Manager)
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VM Patching
Yes; Including RAM
Yes
Limited (Update Manager)
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Live VM Snapshot
Yes
Yes - Hot Clones