- Email notifications
- Health, risks, efficiency badges
- Troubleshooting capabilities
- Auto rotation feature of dashboards for NOC displays
Improvement can be achieved in reports automation when creating custom environments and dashboards.
It would be very useful and time saving if this could be included in the process of creating dashboards to generate a report based on the created dashboard. Also it would be handy if it would be possible to export all snapshot images in one click action.
We have been using the system for about 18 months now. We have just upgraded to 6.2 this month.
We have not yet encountered any stability issues.
Unfortunately, we encountered a limitation in version 6.2. In this version it is not possible to import data from another Operations Manager instance already running. The workaround is to first import on version 6.0 and then upgrade that instance to 6.2.
Technical support is good. Inside the vRealize Operations Manager in each section there is a direct link to the document center of VMWare containing technical documentation, and tutorials for that particular section.
We did use other solutions and still do. Especially certain hardware equipment needs to be monitored in an other way or is not yet supported in vRealize Operations Manager.
The reasons we chose this product are:
I would advise to make a design before starting actual setup.
A few examples of design considerations:
The initial setup is very straightforward and relatively easy. Depending on design you can have certain choices during installation to fit your needs.
There are different versions and licensing models available.
I would advise to read this pdf: https://www.vmware.com/content.
We also considered Veeam One. Our choice for the VMWare SDDC is the best product for us.
Before purchasing this product, I would advise to install the 60-day trial (http://www.vmware.com/try-vmware.html) in a test environment and see if this is a fit for the organization as well as the administrators and engineers. In my opinion the way vRealize operations manager operates (and will be used) is different to most traditional monitoring solutions.