VMware vSphere Review

We have 750 machines and 50 ESXi hosts that are all consolidated, sharing memory and computing.

Valuable Features

  • Virtualizing everything
  • HA
  • DRS

Improvements to My Organization

When I came, it was already being used, but it helps with consolidation of our 750 machines. We have 50 ESXi hosts, and they’re all consolidated, being able to share memory, computing.

As a partner we have VSPP (VMware Service Provider Program in which we pay per memory usage).

Room for Improvement

The web client needs to be moved from flash-based to HTML5. I would like an app as well for remote access.

Stability Issues

I've had hardly any issues. The ESXi host can stay up and running, and the hardware compatibility is very good, and we're moving towards a virtual appliance (vCenter).

Scalability Issues

It's easy to scale.

Customer Service and Technical Support

I rarely contast them as I had a terrible experience. The made me take down all the linked nodes, and I need to escalate if I want resolutions.

Initial Setup

It's extremely easy, and you can set it up in less than a day. We do nesting virtualizitions and labs all the time.

Other Solutions Considered

Go ahead and buy it. I always go with VMware.

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