Virtualization comparison & reviews

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5th 2nd 1st
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Analysis expand Gica Livada
by Roman Macek by Roman Macek
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Pros
  • + - XenServer it is OpenSource based
  • + - It is highly optimized for XenApp and XenDesktop workloads
  • + - Leader in virtual delivery of 3D professional graphics
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Cons
  • - - Less features in free edition. See http://bit.ly/2ddQiVL
  • - - Niche product
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Content Creator
The VIRTUALIST and Enzo Raso (Citrix)
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Overview
XenServer 7.3 Standard Edition includes Citrix support. XenServer 7.3 extends alignment with XenApp and XenDesktop release cycles while the expanded XenServer Enterprise entitlement ensures you can leverage unique app and desktop performance integrations only available with XenServer. For Standard vs Enterprise edition, please check: http://bit.ly/2ddQiVL
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Maturity
XenServer 7.3 Release date December 2017
  Pricing  
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Virtualization
Open Source (free) or two commercial editions, pricing for Standard Edition is: Annual: $763 / socket, Perpetual: $1525/ socket - both including 1 year of software maintenance.
Free
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Management
Free (XenCenter)
vSphere Client: Free
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Bundle/Kit Pricing
Yes
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Guest OS Licensing
No
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  VM Mobility  
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Live Migration of VMs
Yes XenMotion
No
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Migration Compatibility
Yes (Heterogeneous Pools)
No
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Maintenance Mode
Yes
No
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Automated Live Migration
No, Workload Balancing
No
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Power Management
No Workload Balancing
No
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Storage Migration
Yes (Storage XenMotion)
No
  HA/DR  
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Cluster Size
16 hosts / resource pool
No DRS/HA
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Integrated HA (Restart vm)
Yes
No
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Automatic VM Reset
No
No
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VM Lockstep Protection
No
No
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Application/Service HA
No
No
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Replication / Site Failover
Integrated Disaster Recovery (no storage array control)
No
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Central Management
Yes (XenCenter)
No
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Virtual and Physical
Limited (plug-ins)
NEW
No
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RBAC / AD-Integration
Yes (hosts/XenCenter)
Yes (ESXi hosts only)
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Cross-Vendor Mgmt
No (native)
Yes (Vendor Add-On: CloudPlatform)
No
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Browser Based Mgmt
Not directly with XenCenter but possible with XenOrchestra (Open Source)

More info: http://bit.ly/2m7FVIG
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Adv. Operation Management
No
No
  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)
No (CLI only)
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VM Patching
No
No
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Live VM Snapshot
Yes
Yes
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Backup Integration API
Limited
No
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Integrated Backup
No (Retired)
No