VMware Horizon View Review

We've been able to remove 70% of the desktops from our classrooms and onto VDI, but the VM management console should be improved.


Valuable Features

The most valuable feature is virtual machine provisioning.

Improvements to My Organization

We used to have desktops in our class rooms, and now 30% of our classrooms are on VDI. It is very easy to manage centrally and complaints about PCs in classrooms are less than 5% now.

Room for Improvement

The pools and virtual machine management console should be improved, as there is no way to group PCs in different pools, etc.

Use of Solution

I've used it for one year.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

There have been a few problems.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

It's good.

Technical Support:

I had trouble with tech support one, as the person I was speaking to wasn't good.

Previous Solutions

No previous solution was in place.

Initial Setup

It was a little complex when configuring Active Directory and other server roles.

Implementation Team

I implemented it myself.

ROI

It is very high, we are planning to introduce to all of our class rooms.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Pricing is high as VMware costs are always high.

Other Solutions Considered

No other options were evaluated.

Other Advice

It is a good solution, it is stable.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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