VMware vSphere Review

The best product for critical server virtual infrastructure.


Valuable Features:

Great product for critical production server virtual infrastructure. No any "gamers" in this area. Latest product can help more than previous. VMware Replication, vSphere Data Protection based on AVAMAR technology, new vCPU architecture and more new features says us that it is the one biggest product.

Room for Improvement:

Costs is very expensive. But some cutting features like Vcenter Operations Manager Fundamentls are available in starting versions of vCenter. It is good way for the best marketing from VMware. But Enterprise or higher versions are very expensive.

Other Advice:

Now I lead the Upgrade to vSphere 5.1 project in my Company. SSO installation are strange... need to involve DBA in this process. Scripts are not good... This installation must be re-produced. But new features are very great and interesting.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user4401 (Developer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees)
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Another advantage is that VMware ESXi Server uses RCLI (Remote Command Line Interface) instead of service console utilities so it is easier to be used.

author avatarit_user4524 (Founder & Principal Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees)
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I agree that the SSO component of the vSphere 5.1 upgrade is a chore to install. VMware could have done a better job of that process. I am working on a writeup on how to properly configure the database behind the SSO component.

author avatarit_user2652 (Project Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees)
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Just a quick question...........I have a number of guests on vcenter. My management wants a list of all VM servers. Is there a way I can extract csv file containing names of all guests......