Proxmox VE Comparison
Which virtualization solution fits your needs?
Many enterprises move to open source solutions for their virtualized infrastructure to guarantee full access to all functionalities, further reduce costs, and deliver high security and reliability. By migrating from VMware, Microsoft or Citrix to Proxmox VE, you gain the ability to manage physical, virtual, and cross-platform, adapt cloud computing to your business needs through greater choice, and achieve greater value for less cost.
The following table shows Proxmox VE features compared to competitors in server virtualization:
|Proxmox VE||VMware vSphere||Windows Hyper-V||Citrix XenServer|
|Guest operating system support||Windows and Linux (KVM)
Other operating systems are known to work and are community supported
(OpenVZ supports Linux only)
|Windows, Linux, UNIX||Modern Windows OS, Linux support is limited||Most Windows OS, Linux support is limited|
|OpenVZ container (known as OS Virtualization)||yes||no||no||no|
|Single-view for Mangagement (centralized control)||yes||Yes, but requires dedicated management server (or VM)||Yes, but requires dedicated management server (or VM)||yes|
|Simple Subscription Structure||Yes, one subscription pricing, all features enabled||no||no||no|
|High Availability||yes||yes||Requires Microsoft Failover clustering, limited guest OS support||yes|
|Live VM snapshots: Backup a running VM||yes||yes||limited||yes|
|Bare metal hypervisor||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Virtual machine live migration||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Max. RAM and CPU per Host||160 CPU/2 TB RAM||160 CPU/2 TB RAM||64 CPU/1 TB RAM||?|
Note: This list is not complete and work in progress. Facts could change from release to release. It provides a very rough overview about some differences and major features.