VMware vSphere Review

We can add hypervisors with VNX and switches for a CSA fabric solution. However, the MAC-pinning feature should be there in NIC-teaming.


Valuable Features

  • The deployment of Distributed Virtual Switch
  • Hyper visors for 5.1, 5.5, 6.0
  • We use these to deploy our product (Cisco switches)

Improvements to My Organization

  • Very flexible and scalable SDN solution
  • We can add hypervisors with VNX and switches for a CSA fabric solution; it's very flexible for that
  • We can scale up Nexus switches for ACI (application centric infrastructure)

Room for Improvement

  • Right now, the NIC teaming feature has only four roles, only supporting it for one role (IP route hash), but it should include all roles
  • MAC pinning feature should be there in NIC-teaming
  • It needs a more friendly UI, as right now it's difficult to see what we’re maintaining

Stability Issues

It’s a hyper visor residential product, and the AVS status is shared between hosts immediately through vCenter, making it more stable.

Scalability Issues

Using vCenter and AVS, we can create easily, and transparently, a VMM (virtual machine manager) domains. In general, we can scale easily.

Customer Service and Technical Support

No direct experience.

Initial Setup

It was a very easy initial setup, including the ESXi host.

Other Advice

We must meet a real-switch behavior and functionalities. Go ahead and definitely purchase it.

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