Virtualization comparison & reviews

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  • Fully Supported
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  • Not Supported
  • Information Only
Pros
  • + not specified
  • + mature and feature-rich offering
  • + great ecosystem & support
  • + skills prevelant
  • + OVM subscription includes license for Enterprise Manager
  • + Use OVM to control Oracle Licenses for better TCO
  • + Default choice for Oracle apps (support)
Cons
  • - not specified
  • - needs clear strategy for public cloud future
  • - comprehensive capability but can become expensive
  • - NSX leading SDN solution but skills scarce
  • - Skills - OVM not as widely known as Vmware
  • - Xen Based - Market is working more toward KVM
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Content Creator
THE VIRTUALIST
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  Assessment  
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Overview
vSphere 6.0 Enterprise - Click Here For Overview
vSphere 6.5 Standard - Click Here For Overview
Oracle VM 3.3 with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control and OpenStack
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Maturity
Release Dates:
vSphere 6.5 : November 15th 2016
Current Stable Release OVM 3.3: July 2nd 2014 - Initial Release Date - July 31st of 2008
  Pricing  
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Virtualization
Ent: $2,875/socket + S&S:$604 (B) or $719 (Prod)
Std: $995/socket + S&S:$273 (B) or $323 (Prod);
Std + Ops Mgmt: $1995 / socket + S&S:$419 (B) or $499 (Prod)
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;
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Management
$5,995(Std) + $1,259(B) or $1,499 (P)
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Bundle/Kit Pricing
yes
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Guest OS Licensing
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  VM Mobility  
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Live Migration of VMs
Yes vMotion
- Cross vSwitch vMotion Only
Yes vMotion
- Cross vSwitch vMotion Only
Yes - Live Migration
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Migration Compatibility
Yes (EVC)
Yes
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Maintenance Mode
Yes
NEW
Yes - Maintenance Mode
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Automated Live Migration
Yes (DRS) - CPU, Mem - No Storage DRS.
No
Yes
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Power Management
No
Yes
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Storage Migration
Yes (Live Storage vMotion)
Yes
  HA/DR  
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Cluster Size
max 64 nodes / 8000 vm per cluster
32 Hosts in Cluster/Pool
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Integrated HA (Restart vm)
Yes (VMware HA)
NEW
Yes - Clustered Pool
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Automatic VM Reset
Yes (VMware HA)
NEW
Yes
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VM Lockstep Protection
Yes (Fault Tolerance) 2 vCPUs.
Yes (Fault Tolerance) 2 vCPUs.
NEW
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Application/Service HA
No
No
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Replication / Site Failover
Yes (vSphere Replication)
DR Orchestration (Vendor Add-On: VMware SRM)
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Yes
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Central Management
Yes (vCenter Server Standard)
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Yes - OVM Manager & Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
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Virtual and Physical
Limited (plug-ins)
Yes - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
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RBAC / AD-Integration
Yes (vCenter and ESXi hosts)
Yes - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
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Cross-Vendor Mgmt
vRealize Automation (Vendor Add-On)
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Browser Based Mgmt
Yes (vSphere Web Client, HTML5 Web Client)
Yes - OVM Manager & Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
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Adv. Operation Management
Limited (native) - vCenter Operations
Full (with Vendor Add-On: vRealize Operations)
Yes - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
  Updates and Backup  
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Hypervisor Upgrades
Yes (Update Manager)
NEW
Yes
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VM Patching
Limited (Update Manager)
Yes
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Live VM Snapshot
Yes
Yes - Hot Clones
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Backup Integration API
Yes (vStorage API Data Protection)
Yes
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Integrated Backup
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