VMware vSphere Review

Its vMotion and HA features provide for an expandable and usable virtualization solution, but the web GUI is a bit clunky in version 6.

What is most valuable?

  • vMotion
  • High Availability
  • Storage vMotion
  • DRS

How has it helped my organization?

We have v5.5 in production, and v6 in test.

As we are resellers of VMware, we will be migrating customers to v6 in the future. This is to keep in line with new features and better performance in new versions

What needs improvement?

I would like to have the old vSphere client back as it is a great client to use. Sometimes the web GUI can be a bit clunky along with the newer client.

For how long have I used the solution?

I used it for two months in a test scenario.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

It was fine.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support with VMware is very good. Once they have the logs from your system they will come back with a solution fast.

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

We used a previous version of VMware.

How was the initial setup?

We've only deployed v6 in a lab environment, but it was easy to deploy, and there was no major differences to v5.5

What about the implementation team?

We did it in-house.

What was our ROI?

None as of yet but hopefully we will see one.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other products were evaluated.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise you to implement it as I believe it's still the best in virtualization for expandability and usability.

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