VMware vSphere Review

Before implementing, I suggest you set up a couple of machines in a practice lab.


Valuable Features

The virtualization is the valuable feature.

Improvements to My Organization

It's much easier to manage than a pile of hardware.

We are also able to roll out new ideas to the users quicker.

Room for Improvement

The web-based access is flaky. It needs to have a built in backup ability, and the update manager needs to be its own appliance.

Use of Solution

I've been using it for four or five years.

Deployment Issues

It does not like working with the older Intel NICs nor the Realtek NICs, but I was able to work around that.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

The one customer service issue I have had is almost three months old and still unresolved (that sucks).

Technical Support:

I've never used tech support.

Previous Solutions

No previous solution used.

Initial Setup

It's straightforward.

Implementation Team

We did it in-house, and I would suggest you set up a couple of machines in a practice lab first though.

ROI

We can't quantify the ROI.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

The pricing is reliable.

Other Solutions Considered

No as we've been using before any other virtualization software was popular.

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