Virtualization comparison & reviews

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Analysis expand Gica Livada
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The VIRTUALIST and Enzo Raso (Citrix)
Content created by Virtualizationmatrix; (Contributors: Jon Benedict, Yaniv Dary, Raissa Tona, Larry W. Bailey)
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Overview
XenServer 7.2 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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Maturity
XenServer 7.2 Release date May 2017
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: $345 / socket, Perpetual: $763/ socket - both including 1 year of software maintenance.
Pack of 25 Virtual Machines : $4500 + S&S:$945 (B) or $1125 (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  
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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
No, Workload Balancing
No
Yes
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Power Management
No Workload Balancing
No
Yes
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Storage Migration
Yes (Storage XenMotion)
200 hosts/cluster
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Cluster Size
16 hosts / resource pool
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)
NEW
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: http://bit.ly/2m7FVIG
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)
Yes (Red Hat Network)
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VM Patching
No
Yes; Including RAM
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Live VM Snapshot
Yes
Yes