VMware vSphere Review

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


What is most valuable?

Hypervisor, VM deployment, Migration, Dynamic frequency scaling.

How has it helped my organization?

Server consolidation and Research work.

What needs improvement?

SDK of vCenter server PowerCLI lacks live migration features.

For how long have I used the solution?

3 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

vCenter server installation is really a headache.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

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

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

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

How are customer service and technical support?

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

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

No

How was the initial setup?

It was straightforward till the installation of vCenter.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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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