VMware vSphere Review

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

Valuable Features

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

Improvements to 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.

Room for 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.

Use of Solution

I've used it for five to six years.

Stability Issues

It’s been very stable.

Scalability Issues

No experience of scaling.

Customer Service and Technical Support

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

Previous Solutions

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

Initial Setup

I wasn’t involved.

Other Solutions Considered

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.

Other Advice

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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