VMware vSphere Review

It allows us to perform VM customizations when joining machines with multiple domains, change their names, and clone them.

What is most valuable?

Inventory, vMotion, and cloning are the most valuable for me. Customization of VM's which include joining machines to multiple domains, changing names, IP address information, and post operation using Powershell scripts. I like the single pane of glass view for management

How has it helped my organization?

VM cloning speed is excellent and has allowed me to provide easy of use and speed when cloning one or more VM's using PowerCli.

What needs improvement?

I honestly can’t think of anything right now, it provides the access and management tools I need and keeps them in easy reach.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for five to six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It’s been very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No experience of scaling.

How are customer service and technical support?

It’s been great, no issues, they’re fast and straightforward.

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

It has always been vCenter, they were in a Rackspace physical environment beforehand.

How was the initial setup?

I wasn’t involved.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I’ve always used VMware ever since the beginning, so I’m biased and I think they have a great product. I’ve played with Hyper-V and it’s just way behind in my opinion. Download them and try them all out and see if you like using the tool daily. Research and troubleshoot well.

What other advice do I have?

It’s rock solid and there’s nothing in its class in terms of alternatives.

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