VMware vSphere Review

High availability feature allows for automatic recovery of failed hosts


What is our primary use case?

We are virtualizing our x86 server infrastructure with VMware vSphere. It consolidates our environment dramatically. Our virtualization ratio is over 92%.

How has it helped my organization?

Using vSphere we have virtualized over one thousand servers and this gave us management, cost and datacenter space advantages.

What is most valuable?

vSphere offers the High Availability feature which serves automatic recovery of failed host's virtual machines on another host or hosts in the cluster. Also, DRS makes the cluster balanced.

What needs improvement?

Although vSphere is a nearly perfect product, it does need a little improvement. Datacenter and Cluster structure should be mixed so that the management of clusters would be easier.

For how long have I used the solution?

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