Virtualization comparison & reviews

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Analysis expand Gica Livada
The Virtualists
by Roman Macek
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  • Information Only
Pros
  • + pending
  • + 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
  • - pending
  • - 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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The VIRTUALIST and Enzo Raso (Citrix)
WhatMatrix
THE VIRTUALIST
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Overview
XenServer 7.2 Standard Edition includes Citrix support. XenServer 7.2 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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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
XenServer 7.2 Release date May 2017
Current Stable Release OVM 3.3: July 2nd 2014 - Initial Release Date - July 31st of 2008
Release Dates:
vSphere 6.5 : November 15th 2016
  Pricing  
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Virtualization
Open Source (free) or two commercial editions, pricing for Standard Edition is: Annual: $345 / socket, Perpetual: $763/ socket - both including 1 year of software maintenance.
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: $995/socket + S&S:$273 (B) or $323 (Prod);
Std + Ops Mgmt: $1995 / socket + S&S:$419 (B) or $499 (Prod)
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Management
Free (XenCenter)
$0.00
$5,995(Std) + $1,259(B) or $1,499 (P)
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Bundle/Kit Pricing
Yes
$0.00
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
Yes - Live Migration
Yes vMotion
- Cross vSwitch vMotion Only
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Migration Compatibility
Yes (Heterogeneous Pools)
Yes
Yes (EVC)
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Maintenance Mode
Yes
Yes - Maintenance Mode
Yes
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Automated Live Migration
No, Workload Balancing
Yes
No
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Power Management
No Workload Balancing
Yes
No
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Storage Migration
Yes (Storage XenMotion)
Yes
Yes (Live Storage vMotion)
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Cluster Size
16 hosts / resource pool
32 Hosts in Cluster/Pool
max 64 nodes / 8000 vm per cluster
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Integrated HA (Restart vm)
Yes
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
Yes (Fault Tolerance) 2 vCPUs.
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Application/Service HA
No
No
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Replication / Site Failover
Integrated Disaster Recovery (no storage array control)
Yes
Yes (vSphere Replication)
DR Orchestration (Vendor Add-On: VMware SRM)
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Central Management
Yes (XenCenter)
Yes - OVM Manager & Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
Yes (vCenter Server Standard)
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Virtual and Physical
Limited (plug-ins)
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Yes - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
Limited (plug-ins)
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RBAC / AD-Integration
Yes (hosts/XenCenter)
Yes - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
Yes (vCenter and ESXi hosts)
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Cross-Vendor Mgmt
No (native)
Yes (Vendor Add-On: CloudPlatform)
vRealize Automation (Vendor Add-On)
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Browser Based Mgmt
Not directly with XenCenter but possible with XenOrchestra (Open Source)

More info: http://bit.ly/2m7FVIG
Yes - OVM Manager & Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
Yes (vSphere Web Client, HTML5 Web Client)
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Adv. Operation Management
No
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
The XenCenter released with XenServer 7.0 allows updates to be applied to all versions of XenServer (commercial and free)
Yes
Yes (Update Manager)
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VM Patching
No
Yes
Limited (Update Manager)
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Live VM Snapshot
Yes
Yes - Hot Clones
Yes