Oracle VM vs. VMware vSphere
Includes Oracle Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- Cost calculation includes hypervisor license and management costs for both Oracle VM and VMware vSphere 5.
- Oracle VM Hypervisor and Oracle VM Manager are freely available for download at no charge. There are no license fees.
- Oracle VM Premier Support customers receive Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c, management software Base Enterprise Manager Functionality, including Ops Center, for free.
- Oracle VM Support is available at no charge to customers who purchase Oracle Hardware with support contract.
- Comparison is for 24x7 support offering.
- We have compared Oracle Premier Support for Oracle VM to VMware Production Support – these are the equivalent levels for 24x7 support. Note that VMware’s Basic Support provides only 12x5 coverage and Production Support is needed for 24x7 coverage.
- Oracle and VMware List Prices have been collected from the following sources:
- License cost for VMware vCenter Server Standard is $4995 for license and $1295 per year for production support.
- Support costs for VMware vCenter Server assumes Production Support at 25% of license cost per year.
- All Totals and Support Costs are mathematically rounded. Due to rounding the totals may show minor differences.
- All prices are in US dollars.
- This is not a price quote. To purchase Oracle VM, please contact your Oracle Sales Representative or in North America call 1-800-633-0930.
- Note: In the case of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the higher of the processor pair and virtual guest pair is used to account for situations such as 100 processors with just 2 virtual guests or 1 server with 50 virtual guests.
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