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View Poll Results: Virtualization Application of the Year
I was happily using VMWare Workstation, until I got around to installing VirtualBox.
Now I'm running VirtualBox (5.1.10) on my 2 Slackware64 14.2 production servers,
my Windows 10 labtop and another Windows 10 labtop serving as local server-farm.
All guests on all VBox hosts are Slackware64 14.2 (about 20 all together).
This was a hard one to answer to be honest. VirtualBox is a perfect parallel for VMWare at work for local VM's. Xen runs *everything* in my house and my work labs. VMWare is coming along for the Linux world and HorizonView opens up a lot of doors in a corporate environment for us Linux users who don't want to have to deal with VPN's and RDP...if you want something commericial. Our company runs VMWare on our Linux workstations and HorizonView and I'm very happy with how both perform in from Linux desktop, but accessibility to the community and community support in forums, message boards, etc will keep me in the VirtualBox camp for my daily use and Xen for servers.
Virtualbox at home , because it is free.
VMWare at work, works great.
I use these two, VirtualBox and VMWare Fusion, in Desktop environment. But on production environment I use VMWare Vcenter (ESXi 4.1 hosts) and "Motion" option is one of the most powerfull tools, for me, on production environments. Don't know if "Motion" exists on other Virtualization Platforms (Citryx, Hiper-V) but it's wonderfull. Our ESXi 4.1 hosts run Windows XP-7-8-10 clients and Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian) with no problem at all.
The only problem comes with compatibility of host's Hardware with some linux distros. Dell Hosts are wonderfull, they run all distros. But our Supermicro ESXi 4.1 host has some problems with PfSense virtualizaction, can not boot any PfSense nor FreeBSD nor CentOS. I must run this distro and FreeBSD on Dell hosts.