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  • + mature and feature-rich offering
  • + great ecosystem & support
  • + skills prevelant
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  • - needs clear strategy for public cloud future
  • - comprehensive capability but can become expensive
  • - NSX leading SDN solution but skills scarce
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Assessment
Overview
vSphere 6.7 with Operations Management Enterprise Plus - Click Here For Overview
XenServer 6.5 is available in Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition
Maturity
Release Dates:
vSphere 6.7 : April 17th 2018
6.5 Release Date January 2015 (Xen - 2003, Citrix XenServer 2007, 5.6SP2 March 2011, v6: Sep 2011, 6.1: Sep 2012, 6.2 June 2013)
Pricing
Virtualization
OM Ent+ :
$4,275/socket + S&S 1Y: $897 (B) or $1,068 (Prod)
Open Source (free) or two commercial editions, pricing to be announced at GA: Annual: $500 / socket, Perpetual: $1250 / socket (incl. SA and support)
Management
$5,835(Std) + $1,224(B) or $1,458 (P)
Free (XenCenter)
Bundle/Kit Pricing
yes
No
Guest OS Licensing
No
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VM Mobility
Live Migration of VMs
Yes (vMotion)
Yes XenMotion (1)
Migration Compatibility
Yes (EVC)
Yes (Heterogeneous Pools)
Maintenance Mode
Yes
Yes
Automated Live Migration
Yes (DRS) - CPU, Mem
Yes Workload Balancing
Power Management
Yes (DPM)
Yes Workload Balancing
Storage Migration
Yes (Live Storage vMotion)
Yes (Storage XenMotion)
HA/DR
Cluster Size
max 64 nodes / 8000 vm per cluster
16 hosts / resource pool
Integrated HA (Restart vm)
Yes (VMware HA)
Yes
Automatic VM Reset
Yes (VMware HA)
No
VM Lockstep Protection
Yes (Fault Tolerance) 8 vCPUs. 128 GB RAM.
NEW
No
Application/Service HA
App HA
No
Replication / Site Failover
Yes (vSphere Replication)
DR Orchestration (Vendor Add-On: VMware SRM)
Integrated Disaster Recovery (no storage array control)
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General
Central Management
Yes (vCenter Server Standard)
Yes (XenCenter), SCVMM (see details)
Virtual and Physical
Limited (plug-ins)
No
RBAC / AD-Integration
Yes (vCenter and ESXi hosts)
NEW
Yes (hosts/XenCenter)
Cross-Vendor Mgmt
vRealize Automation (Vendor Add-On)
No (native)
Yes (Vendor Add-On: CloudPlatform)
Browser Based Mgmt
Yes (vSphere Web Client, HTML5 Web Client)
No (Web Self Service: retired)
Adv. Operation Management
Yes (VMware vRealize Operations)
No
Updates and Backup
Hypervisor Upgrades
Yes (Update Manager)
The XenCenter released with XenServer 6.5 allows updates to be applied to all versions of XenServer (commercial and free)
VM Patching
Limited (Update Manager)
No
Live VM Snapshot
Yes
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Backup Integration API
Yes (vStorage API Data Protection)
Limited
Integrated Backup
Yes (vSphere Data Protection) - Replication of backup data, granular backup and scheduling
No (Retired)
Deployment
Automated Host Deployments
Yes (Auto Deploy)
No
VM Templates
Yes (Content Library)
Yes
Tiered VM Templates
Yes (vApp/OVF)
vApp
Host Profiles
Yes (Host Profiles)
No
Storage Profiles
Yes (Storage Based Policy Management)
No
Other
Resource Pools
Yes
No
P2V
Yes (vCenter Converter)
No (XenConvert: retired), V2V: yes
Self Service Portal
No (native)
Yes (with Vendor Add-On: vCloud Suite, vRealize Automation)
No (Web Self Service: retired in XS6.2)
Orchestration / Workflows
Yes (vRealize Orchestrator)