Desktop Virtualization Review: VMware Workstation vs. Oracle VirtualBox


Few technologies have had a greater impact on operational efficiency and productivity of IT and virtualization. While most of the impact is in the data center and the cloud of feeling, virtualization has become the desktop, where an important paper work remains. Here I compare the two main products of this category VMware Workstation and Oracle VirtualBox.

Use cases for desktop virtualization are numerous and important. For the average consumer, the most visible form of an operating system is running on the local computer. This is to make software for Microsoft Windows, which, desktop applications and games that have been ported to the Mac is specially designed often run on Mac computers. (The best Windows on the Mac are VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop for Mac.)

When carrying out the tests on the workstation 11 I found almost no headaches, and in rare cases an item that surprised me, I found useful information in the detailed documentation of VMware. Good documentation has long been one of the hallmarks of VMware products. This remains true.

Performance, especially in graphics, was significantly better in the workstation 11 in VirtualBox. VMware has a lot of time in the diagrams (the one of the first products Aero Glass interface, which appeared in Microsoft Windows Vista, was supported for example) invested, and the benefits of this investment program. Running Windows Experience Index 4.1 (higher numbers are better), the native host system achieved 6.6, VM Workstation 4.6 and VM VirtualBox 1.0. Most users do not expect to run a virtual high-speed graphics engine, but if necessary, the workstation will be 11 offered a satisfying experience.

In terms of processor power, Workstation 11 came in at 7.2 on the same benchmark versus the native machine’s 7.3, showing how well VMware has exploited features in the x86 processor to minimize the drag caused by hosting a separate OS layer.

VMware Workstation 11.1.0 Build 2496824

VMware Workstation provides an easy way to see all the virtual machines you need, wherever you execute access. Running remotely connect to virtual machines on VMware vSphere ESXi or another copy of VMware Workstation. Web interface workstation, you can access locally hosted servers and from your PC, smart phone, tablet or other device with a modern browser virtual machines.


The applications run on multiple operating systems, including Linux, Windows and more at the same time on the same PC without rebooting. Rate and test new operating systems, applications and patches in an isolated environment systems.

Take Your Productivity To The Next Level

Run applications on multiple operating systems including Linux, Windows and more at the same time on the same PC without rebooting.
Evaluate and test new operating systems, applications and patches in an isolated environment.
Demonstrate complex software applications on a single laptop in a repeatable, reliable manner.
Consolidate multiple computers running web servers, database servers, etc. onto a single machine.
Build reference architectures for evaluation before deploying into production.
Simply drag and drop to move your virtual machines from your PC to vSphere, or the cloud.

What’s New :

This release of VMware Workstation adds support for VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand and includes bug fixes.

About Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand:

Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand is a secure, pay-as-you-go, cloud computing service offered by VMware that gives IT organizations a VMware compatible platform to create virtual machines, dynamically scale virtual machines and resources up or down, and pay for resources allocated.
Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand provides on-demand resources with granular metering and usage-based billing.
Resources are pool-based, allowing deployment of virtual machines with customized configurations.
Costs are billed monthly only for the aggregate amount of resources consumed across all of your virtual machines.
On-demand resources complement the subscription services for vCloud Air.

The Following Issues Were Resolved in VMware Workstation 11.1 :

A Linux guest OS booted on EFI firmware sometimes failed to respond to the keyboard and mouse if any mouse motion occurred during a short window of time during OS boot. This issue has been resolved.
Outlook 2010 would occasionally crash when running in Unity mode. This issue has been resolved.
You could not compact or defragment a persistent disk. This issue has been resolved.
The UI sometimes crashed when a user copied and pasted a file between two Windows guests. This issue has been resolved.
Rendering corruption in UI elements in Fedora 20 guests with 3D enabled has been resolved.
When creating a new virtual machine with SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 12, the Easy Install path was not available. This issue has been resolved.

Sample Question : 43

Question : 43

Which two conditions prevent the application of a host profile to an ESXi 5.x host? (Choose two.)

A. The host has multiple profiles attached.
B. The host has not been placed into maintenance mode.
C. The host is running virtual machines.
D. The host is an ESXi host.

Answer : B, C

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