Virtualization comparison & reviews

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Analysis expand Gica Livada
by Roman Macek ManageIQ Community
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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
  • + not specified
  • + pending
Cons
  • - - Less features in free edition. See http://bit.ly/2ddQiVL
  • - - Niche product
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  • - pending
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Content Creator
The VIRTUALIST (Gica Livada) and Enzo Raso (Citrix)
Content created by Virtualizationmatrix; (Contributors: Jon Benedict, Yaniv Dary, Raissa Tona, Larry W. Bailey)
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Overview
XenServer 7.5 Enterprise Edition includes features that are not available in the Standard Edition, focused on enterprise customers needs, as well as Citrix support:
- Live patching and automated updates
- 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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vSphere 6.0 Standard - Click Here For Overview
RHV 4.1 - Click Here For Details
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Maturity
XenServer 7.5 Release date May 2018
RHV 4.1 released in April 2017
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  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.
Std: $995/socket + S&S:$273 (B) or $323 (Prod);
Std + Ops Mgmt: $1995 / socket + S&S:$419 (B) or $499 (Prod)
Included in 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 included (RHEL: 4/unlimited)
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Guest OS Licensing
No
Yes (RHV-M)
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VM Mobility and HA expand
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  VM Mobility  
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Live Migration of VMs
Yes XenMotion
Yes
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Migration Compatibility
Yes (Heterogeneous Pools)
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Maintenance Mode
Yes
Yes - Built-in (CPU\Memory) and plugable scheduler
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Automated Live Migration
Yes Workload Balancing
Yes
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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
64 hosts / resource pool
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Yes
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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: Red Hat Cluster Suite)
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Application/Service HA
No
No - See Details
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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)
Yes
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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: https://bit.ly/1gcmTYN
Yes - Enhanced Web Client (with enhanced SSO), No BDE
Yes (extended functionality with CloudForms - Fee-Based Add On)
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Adv. Operation Management
No
Yes
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  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
Yes
Yes