Virtualization Management Tools Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Rodney Barnhardt says in a Turbonomic review
Server\Storage Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
When you log in to Turbonomics, I find the Assure Service Performance that appears on the dashboard the most useful item. This option shows virtual machines that may need additional memory, CPU, or to be migrated to other storage to ensure performance. The product can be configured to do all of this automatically, but I like have more control of the changes. Plus, the way we have our storage configured, it is best that one of the admins selects which data store a machine is migrated to. I also like the reporting feature and have several of them set to automatically generate and email to me at the end of the month. One in particular shows snapshots that are still on the virtual machines. This prevents forgotten snapshots from existing for weeks, months, or even years. View full review »
Saurabh Chandratre says in a VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) review
Director Solutions Architect - EMEA at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
All the Blue Medora vROps management packs have features like: · OOTB dashboards · Collected metrics · OOTB Reports · Alerts and recommendations · External relationships · Capacity planning * Reduced cross-team friction by eliminating MTTI hunts through, siloed infrastructure tools. * True Visibility customers can see up to 50% reduction in time for root cause analysis. * Cleared up alert storms with built-in policies that disable alerts for your dev environment and other less-critical resources. * Increased tier I app availability up to 50% by pinpointing problems faster and more accurately with dependency-aware dashboards. * Were able to drill down to native-tool detail to find noisy. Blue Medora TVS for vROps View full review »
Senior Systems Administrator at Privia Health
The ability to see VM-level IOPS data without the use of an agent is the most valuable feature in my opinion. Some of the monitoring capabilities, including Hyper-V CSV Free Space (%) monitoring and disk latency/read/write speeds come in handy, as well. Also, the Chargeback and Showback features are a nice touch. The dashboards are pretty nifty if you're looking for a quick overview of different information as they are all customizable. The Capacity Planner and VM Sprawl information can also come in handy when used properly. View full review »
Simbarashe Mazorodze says in a VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) review
ICT Infrastructure and Security Services Manager at NATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY AUTHORITY - NSSA ZIMBABWE
The most valuables features are the collection of assets, security, and configuration data settings from each networked virtual environment in the system. This is very key to our decision making. The introduction of cross-cloud migration is a plus as this improved efficiency for data center staff. View full review »
Gerrard H says in an Infrascale Platform review
IT Support Engineer at gotech
The most valuable feature of this solution is that it is simple to use. View full review »
Mark Kaplan says in a Turbonomic review
Senior Director of IT at a K-12 educational company or school with 51-200 employees
Its ability to scale up and down on demand allows for maximum cost efficiency. By dynamically analyzing our loads, the product can sense if resources need to be adjusted. It can also tell if another configuration of the same power would be cheaper in another region. View full review »
Cloud Architect at IBM
vRealize Operations is a really cool tool. It can give you a real and deep overview of your infrastructure, capacity, mutualization, forecasting future, and what you need to plan for. It also has monitoring alerts. It's a pretty good tool, I personally really like it. View full review »
Thang Le Toan (Victory Lee) says in a Veeam ONE review
CIO at Robusta Technology & Training
* Optimal calculations for storage systems for operation and backup on DCV, HCI * Stability and VM loading of the data center. We have problems with IOPS calculations real-time, uncontrollable IOPS of storage leads to storage infrastructure errors. View full review »
CTO at NHS Connecting for Health
The most valuable feature is the insight into how our infrastructure is actually working and the kind of performance that when users say there is an issue, it gives some insight into finding out what's going wrong with it. It's because we have it mainly based on our production units. I absolutely think this solution is intuitive and user-friendly. My team spun it up, we've got it through our ELA agreement and it was up and working in a matter of hours. View full review »
Mikolaj Matkowski says in a VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) review
Senior IT Admin at Beyond.pl
The most valuable feature is the ability to monitor our compute and that it tells us when we must buy new storage or a new host. It finds out what the issue is with big VMs. It is user-friendly. All VMware products are. View full review »
Group Manager at Wargaming
The most valuable feature is how our metrics interact with each other. You can find what objects are needed and get all of the information about an object: How it works with the storage, CPUs, memory, and you can get an easy way to find the solution during troubleshooting. It is intuitive and user-friendly starting from the latest versions, especially with version 6.5. Previously, we had some issues with the stability with such obligations but now it's useful and stable. View full review »
Advanced System Engineer at Amadeus S.A.S.
The most valuable feature would be the reporting because if the frame or something is not syncing or we have an issue it will report it to us and give us a warning. View full review »
Senior Engineer at Amadeus data processing
The most valuable feature would be the reporting function and the central location for everything. We need reporting for all of the components. This solution is intuitive and user-friendly. It has evolved pretty well. It wasn't that simple in the beginning but now it's getting better. View full review »
Alexander Nikitin says in a VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) review
Senior System Admin at IT-GRAD
vRealize has products created especially for virtualized infrastructure by VMware. Its main features are great. View full review »
IT Infrastructure Manager at SMC USA
The most valuable feature would be the ability to plug into the data feeds that we have and pull information from physical hardware as well as the virtual layer. The best feature is the visualization of what's going on, so we can take a very quick look and see if there are any issues that stand out. In terms of being intuitive and user-friendly, this solution is getting better. When we first installed it they had upgraded a few times, and just the overall layout is better and easier to manage. It's easy to learn, so once you get in there and start looking around, it is fairly intuitive to figure out what you want to do. View full review »
IT Consultant at Sureskills
The most valuable features would be that it gives us a breakdown on the ESX host and then the virtual machines themselves. Also, with some of the add-ons that they provide with vROps you can start to see if there are any issues with things like Exchange Infrastructure or SQL add-ons, etc. It's useful to get from the hardware perspective to the virtual machine down to the actual application that's running on those VMs themselves. I do find this solution to be intuitive and user-friendly. You could set vROps up in an hour and start to get some statistics from it. It's a very simple tool to use. View full review »
Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the feature that alerts you when you have any issues or when you may face any upcoming issues. It can alert you within the day or two days before. It can also help you if you want to scale your environment. It will give you a scalable plan to scale your storage or the compute nodes. You can give it the percentage you want to scale it and it will guide you to have the resources for that. Usually, we use it for reporting when the management's asking us, without any technical output, they want to know what we have in the data center in our virtualization environment. We can just send the reports over the vRealize Operations, and it will tell how much we consume in our environment. It is user-friendly. As it's a management product, you usually don't have downtime. It will not impact anything. View full review »
Senior Technical Specialist at Softcat plc
The most valuable feature would be that it can show us how to get the most out of our infrastructure, how we can scale, and what will happen in the future, over the next twelve months. This solution is intuitive and user-friendly. It's pretty easy, just plug and play. View full review »
Infrastructure Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable features would be the forecasting and the ability to see where waste is. I very much find this solution to be intuitive and user-friendly. It's like all VMware products. Once you know one of them, you can navigate around most of them. View full review »
Francisco Batista says in a VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) review
IT Manager at Recipharm Lisbon
The most valuable features would be that it helps you drill down the problems to the bottleneck of where it is which saves us time. We have to give time back to business and we cannot spend hours trying to figure out what happened. I definitely find this solution to be intuitive and user-friendly. It's integrated with vCenter, so I think it is a good product. View full review »
Senior Tech Engineer at McKinsey & Company
The resource reclamation is the most valuable feature. We've had issues with our sandbox environment, and reclaiming these resources. Since, it's become a major selling factor in expanding the environment and expanding the client base for vROps. I have found this solution to be intuitive and user-friendly. Every version that has come out has been better than the last. I am extremely happy with the product. View full review »
Senior Systems Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It helps us to determine, over the course of time, whether we need to supply more hardware, memory, or storage. For the most part, we have found it to be user-friendly. It has gotten better over time since the first version of vROps that I used. The interface has really improved since then. View full review »
Technical Expert at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The integration with the rest of the vSphere product suite is the most valuable feature, as we are a big vSAN user. It is fully back integrated into the vSphere Web Client, and we're getting all vSAN analytics that we need. View full review »
Lead Technical Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
For us, the most valuable feature is the insight into real-time performance. View full review »
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features are capacity management, proactive reports, etc. It is intuitive and user-friendly. It is easy to follow and the reporting engine is easy to use. View full review »
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