VMware vSphere Review

Best virtualization product available


I have worked with VMware products for just over 5 years at this point, and during that time frame have compared with competing virtualization products. I believe that VMware Esxi is the BEST hypervisor available. If you have a virtualization project then this is the route to go, although I will concede that MS Hyper-V may be appropriate for some small businesses with just a couple of servers to virtualize.
Deploying Esxi is very simple, install the package on the host, open the vSphere client, and you are ready to go. The setup can be very simple if you are using local storage, or in-depth if using network storage and wanting to customize the virtual network configuration. regardless, the tasks are simple and easy to understand. If you run into an issue, VMware documentation is very helpful and their support team glad to assist.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user8064 (Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees)
Consultant

Very much true.... VMware ESXi is the best Hypervisor available today with respect to features. MS Hyper-V is coming up strong; but still need some time (as usual) to mark its foot prints.

author avatarHenry
Top ReviewerTop 5Real User

Yes, WE're moving up to ESXi 5.1

author avatarit_user8223 (IT Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees)
Consultant

Just completed upgrading to 5.1 on our cluster a few days ago. Host upgrades went smoothly.

author avatarit_user2652 (Project Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees)
Top ReviewerVendor

Upto how much TB storage is supported on VMWare ESXi 5?

author avatarit_user1068 (Tech Support Staff at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees)
Vendor

The user friendly nature of server virtualization software makes it easy to install, configure and use it.