VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) Review

The Event Broker Subscription is one of the most valuable features. Communication between the Linux appliance and the Windows IaaS components should be faster and smoother.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the EBS (Event Broker Subscription) and NSX integration with BP designer.

How has it helped my organization?

Multiple BPs can be deployed with EBS and PG (Property Group) in a lot less time.

What needs improvement?

IaaS components: I have an assumption that all the IaaS components will be migrated to a Linux appliance, then I think the communication between the Linux appliance and the IaaS components will happen faster and smoother.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have used this version for almost 1.5 years. We previously used version 7.0.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Sometimes, we encountered stability issues, but they were negligible.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Sometimes, we encountered scalability issues but they were negligible.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Very Good.

Technical Support:

Technical support was good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

This is the first product we used.

How was the initial setup?

Installation was straightforward and simple .

What was our ROI?

It’s very helpful for us to have this product. We already gained the benefits after installation and configuration.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not look at alternatives; this is the ultimate product.

What other advice do I have?

Use it for automation in order to achieve Agility, Efficiency and Control over the IT Service Delivery..

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