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.


Valuable Features

  • vMotion
  • High Availability
  • Storage vMotion
  • DRS

Improvements to 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

Room for 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.

Use of Solution

I used it for two months in a test scenario.

Deployment Issues

It was fine.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

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.

Previous Solutions

We used a previous version of VMware.

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

Implementation Team

We did it in-house.

ROI

None as of yet but hopefully we will see one.

Other Solutions Considered

No other products were evaluated.

Other Advice

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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