VirtualBox

Open-source cross-platform virtualization application

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VirtualBox Overview

What is VirtualBox?

Oracle VM VirtualBox is an open-source cross-platform virtualization software, which helps organizations create, manage, and run multiple virtual machines (VMs) simultaneously. Features include guest multiprocessing, USB device support, remote machine display, RDP authentication, and soft keyboard.

The application enables administrators to create virtual machines on one host and execute on another host with a different operating system (OS) using the same file and image formats. It provides guest additions for VM, which helps users handle video display, file exchange, mouse pointer movements, time synchronization, and automated login. System engineers can also import and export VMs using the Open Virtualization Format (OVF).

Oracle VM VirtualBox offers a snapshot functionality, letting users save a particular state of VM and revert to that state as required. Engineers can transfer data between host and guest systems, and copy files, directories or clipboard formats using the drag-and-drop capabilities. It lets administrators create a full and linked copy or clone of a virtual machine in order to test different guest OS levels or prepare a backup.

VirtualBox Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Open Source
Value for money

Oracle VM VirtualBox is available for free. It also offers Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack Enterprise commercial licenses. Pricing details are outlined below:

Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise (Named User Plus; Perpetual): $6,100.00 for 100 units
Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise (Socket; Perpetual): $1,220.00 for 1 unit


VirtualBox Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

Oracle VM VirtualBox disk manager
Oracle VM VirtualBox cloud profile manager
Oracle VM VirtualBox guest file manager
VirtualBox screenshot: Oracle VM VirtualBox disk manager VirtualBox screenshot: Oracle VM VirtualBox cloud profile manager VirtualBox screenshot: Oracle VM VirtualBox guest file manager

VirtualBox Reviews

VirtualBox Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
328

Very good
184

Average
33

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,1
94% recommended this app
Hung V.

VirtualBox for quickly initial new environment for testing

I use VirtualBox to initial my testing environment for my shell script function which needs to run in Centos, RedHat, Debian and Ubuntu, I download the virtual OS and add into VirtualBox which alow me quickly verify my script and when I work with Kubernetes, it already support installation environment as Virtual OS and we use VirtualBox to host it.


Harshit B.

VirtualBox, The little brother to the Workstation.

The ability to spin up and test instances of our application and also new flavours is the primary business purpose and virtual box ticks all thos boxes is a great asset to have to meet the business goals.


Waqas S.

VB - The saviors of developers


Mo'men Y.

VirtualBox Review

My personal experience with it could be both satisfactory and disappointing, honestly. On the personal side, I'd say almost flawless, but on the professional side, it's not what I'd rely on, but again, you get what you pay for!


Kevin H.

Free Virtualization with Tiny Quirks

The product works well when asking students or participants to spin up virtual machines in a quick and easy manner. If you do not already have VMWare technolgoies in your environment, the use of this software for desktop-based virtualization is pretty much a no-brainer. Even if you do have VMWare products, the ability to perform development, testing, or other work within a free product that is virtually equivalent to a paid product is a great thing to have.


Hung V.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

VirtualBox for quickly initial new environment for testing

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/12/19
Review Source: Capterra

I use VirtualBox to initial my testing environment for my shell script function which needs to run in Centos, RedHat, Debian and Ubuntu, I download the virtual OS and add into VirtualBox which alow me quickly verify my script and when I work with Kubernetes, it already support installation environment as Virtual OS and we use VirtualBox to host it.

Pros

With VirtualBox, I easily create a test and dev environment for different OS, it supports all type of OS from Window, Ubuntu, Centos. VirtualBox Guest system is quickly created and start and I could share data between Host OS and Guest OS including copy/paste, disk sharing and drag-drop. VirtualBox consume very little resource and is able to host multiple Guest OS at same time, it is an excellent feature when we want to test our script in different OS

Cons

Using VirtualBox is quite complex to setup Guest OS, special to enable access to Host OS hardware such as Printer, switch between Host OS and Guest OS have delayed time

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Harshit B.
Industry: Telecommunications
Company size: 11-50 Employees

VirtualBox, The little brother to the Workstation.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/01/30
Review Source: Capterra

The ability to spin up and test instances of our application and also new flavours is the primary business purpose and virtual box ticks all thos boxes is a great asset to have to meet the business goals.

Pros

Have been using VirtualBox to spam new distributions of linux and other open source operating systems and also use Virtual box to deploy our application as well and we use it as a benchmarking mechanism tool.

Cons

The least thing we like about this is the amount of compute it takes to run the application on the slight less specked machine and it does a take on the battery life, otherwise the application is good.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Waqas S.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

VB - The saviors of developers

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I am using this software since 2008. It is light weight Virtualization Software available on market. It is easy to setup and works easily without any glitches. Using this Software to check the operating of website on different Operating Systems. Using this to works on developing cross platform applications.

Cons

Well it works great but unlike VMWare VSphere. It only works on one machine and not providing any remote access to operate virtual machines on network.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Mo'men Y.
Industry: Telecommunications
Company size: 11-50 Employees

VirtualBox Review

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/12
Review Source: Capterra

My personal experience with it could be both satisfactory and disappointing, honestly. On the personal side, I'd say almost flawless, but on the professional side, it's not what I'd rely on, but again, you get what you pay for!

Pros

VirtualBox is open-source, easy and super fast to install and start, and it's free as well. It helps you test any OS in a few steps and switch between the operating systems you're running easily and swiftly. It's not exclusive to only one operating system.

Cons

If you just want to test operating systems and not go in-depth, VM VirtualBox would be okay. However, if you'd like to use it more in-depth, you'd find a few issues. Some computers do not allow the installation of a Virtual Machine software without changing the BIOS, and this, of course, isn't something everyone can do. Some features aren't supported without installing add-ons. Also, sound drivers aren't available. It takes a while to come up and if your computer isn't good on the specs side, you might have a laggy and slow experience. Changing the size of disk storage could be an issue, but such issued were paid attention to with newer versions (5.2). If you use the virtual OS you're running as a main drive or you rely on it for professional purposes, this could be a total disaster as you'd face countless network issues that'd hold you back. However, again, to be fair, these issues would be faced only if you go deep, but if you just run virtual OS for fun, or for simple usage, you'd have nothing to worry about.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Kevin H.
Industry: Information Services
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Free Virtualization with Tiny Quirks

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/08
Review Source: Capterra

The product works well when asking students or participants to spin up virtual machines in a quick and easy manner. If you do not already have VMWare technolgoies in your environment, the use of this software for desktop-based virtualization is pretty much a no-brainer. Even if you do have VMWare products, the ability to perform development, testing, or other work within a free product that is virtually equivalent to a paid product is a great thing to have.

Pros

This software does a pretty good job with virtualizing both Linux and Windows guest VMs inside of your desktop environment. It makes spinning up new systems and testing them out relatively easy, and the built-in network features make it straightforward when deciding what VLAN or network type you would like your VM to be running on.

Cons

Performance appears to be a bit slower than using VMWare Workstation Pro. Additionally, the documentation on Oracle's site is nowhere as comprehensive as that of VMWare or Microsoft. Finally, there is a longstanding issue with CredentialGuard and Windows 10 which requires that certain security precautions be disabled in order for VirtualBox to operate. While this has *finally* been solved in VMWare Workstation, this is still a rather significant issue in VirtualBox which is a detriment to its use.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
8,8/10
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VirtualBox Pricing

VirtualBox Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Open Source
Value for money

Oracle VM VirtualBox is available for free. It also offers Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack Enterprise commercial licenses. Pricing details are outlined below:

Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise (Named User Plus; Perpetual): $6,100.00 for 100 units
Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise (Socket; Perpetual): $1,220.00 for 1 unit

Oracle VM VirtualBox is available for free. It also offers Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack Enterprise commercial licenses. Pricing details are outlined below:

Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise (Named User Plus; Perpetual): $6,100.00 for 100 units
Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise (Socket; Perpetual): $1,220.00 for 1 unit

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 545 user ratings
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VirtualBox Features

VirtualBox Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
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Additional information for VirtualBox

Additional information for VirtualBox

Key features of VirtualBox

  • Graphical User Interface
  • Remote Control

VirtualBox FAQs

VirtualBox FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for VirtualBox.

Q. What type of pricing plans does VirtualBox offer?

VirtualBox offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Subscription, Open Source

Free Trial: Not Available

Oracle VM VirtualBox is available for free. It also offers Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack Enterprise commercial licenses. Pricing details are outlined below: Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise (Named User Plus; Perpetual): $6,100.00 for 100 units Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise (Socket; Perpetual): $1,220.00 for 1 unit

Q. What are the main features of VirtualBox?

VirtualBox offers the following features:

  • Graphical User Interface
  • Remote Control

Q. Who are the typical users of VirtualBox?

VirtualBox has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does VirtualBox support?

VirtualBox supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does VirtualBox offer?

VirtualBox has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription, Open Source

Q. Does VirtualBox support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices VirtualBox supports

Q. What other apps does VirtualBox integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations VirtualBox has

Q. What level of support does VirtualBox offer?

VirtualBox offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support