Virtualization comparison & reviews

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2nd 3rd 1st
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Analysis expand Romain Serre
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by Roman Macek
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Pros
  • + mature and feature-rich offering
  • + great ecosystem & support
  • + skills prevelant
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Cons
  • - 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 Creator
THE VIRTUALIST
Content created by Virtualizationmatrix; (Contributors: Jon Benedict, Yaniv Dary, Raissa Tona, Larry W. Bailey)
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Overview
vSphere 6.5 with Operations Management Enterprise Plus - Click Here For Overview
RHV 4.0 - Click Here For Details
vSphere 6.0 Desktop - Click Here For Overview
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Maturity
Release Dates:
vSphere 6.5 : November 15th 2016
RHV 4.0 released in August 2016
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  Pricing  
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Virtualization
OM Ent+ :
$4,395/socket + S&S 1Y: $923 (B) or $1,099 (Prod)
Included in hypervisor subscription
Desktop :
$65 / Powered on Desktop vm
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Management
$5,995(Std) + $1,259(B) or $1,499 (P)
Yes, combined RHEL and RHV offering 26% savings
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Bundle/Kit Pricing
yes
RHV: No included (RHEL: 1/4/unlimited)
Horizon View Bundle, Horizon View Add-on to Bundle Upgrade
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Guest OS Licensing
Yes (RHV-M)
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  VM Mobility  
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Live Migration of VMs
Yes (vMotion)
Yes
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Migration Compatibility
Yes (EVC)
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Maintenance Mode
Yes
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Yes - Built-in (CPU\Memory) and plugable scheduler
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Automated Live Migration
Yes (DRS) - CPU, Mem
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Yes
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Power Management
Yes (DPM)
Yes
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Storage Migration
Yes (Live Storage vMotion)
200 hosts/cluster
  HA/DR  
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Cluster Size
max 64 nodes / 8000 vm per cluster
Yes
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Integrated HA (Restart vm)
Yes (VMware HA)
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Yes (HA, WatchDog)
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Automatic VM Reset
Yes (VMware HA)
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No
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VM Lockstep Protection
Yes (Fault Tolerance) 4 vCPUs.
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No (native);
Yes (with Vendor Add-On: Red Hat Cluster Suite)
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Application/Service HA
App HA
No - See Details
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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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Third-party plug-in framework
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Virtual and Physical
Limited (plug-ins)
Yes
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RBAC / AD-Integration
Yes (vCenter and ESXi hosts)
No (native)
Yes (with Vendor Add-On: CloudForms)
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Cross-Vendor Mgmt
vRealize Automation (Vendor Add-On)
Yes (RHV-M, Power User Portal)
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Browser Based Mgmt
Yes (vSphere Web Client, HTML5 Web Client)
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Yes (extended functionality with CloudForms - Fee-Based Add On)
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Adv. Operation Management
Yes (VMware vRealize Operations)
Yes
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  Updates and Backup  
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Hypervisor Upgrades
Yes (Update Manager)
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Yes (Red Hat Network)
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VM Patching
Limited (Update Manager)
Yes; Including RAM
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Live VM Snapshot
Yes
Yes