VMware vSphere Review

Improved our server consolidation and research work but lacks live migration features

Valuable Features

Hypervisor, VM deployment, Migration, Dynamic frequency scaling.

Improvements to My Organization

Server consolidation and Research work.

Room for Improvement

SDK of vCenter server PowerCLI lacks live migration features.

Use of Solution

3 years.

Deployment Issues

vCenter server installation is really a headache.

Stability Issues

Often the virtual disks are corrupted if servers are shut down due to power fluctuation.

Scalability Issues

vCenter comes with strict licensing which is not only expensive but also not realistic.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: Have not experienced yet.Technical Support: Not much support for vBenter SDK.

Previous Solutions


Initial Setup

It was straightforward till the installation of vCenter.

Other Solutions Considered

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