vSphere Review
Highly recommended virtualization product for mid/large sized organizations

ESXi is highly recommend for virtualization these days for mid/large sized organizations due to its increased reliabilty and lot of other features.

Pros:- -

1. VMWare ESXi is virtualization product that allows us to partition a single physical server into multiple virtual machines. 

2. VMWare ESXi hosts can be with Windows, Solaris, Linux and Netware, any or all of which can be used concurrently on the same hardware. 

3. VMWare ESXi has been proved as leader in cloud enterprise class solutions. 

4. VMWare ESXi takes virtualization higher and deeper with rich storage automation and more advanced virtual networking tools. 

5. VMWare ESXi allows dynamically to modify cpu, memory, disk and network configurations. 

6. VMWare ESXi hosts can be accessed using vsphere client as well as in browser. 

7. VMWare ESXi is good for production applications as well as for testing environment. 

8. 24*7 support is available from VMWare for all kinds of support issues. 

9. VMWare ESXi supports advanced features like state capture, live migration, high availability, dynamic resources etc.


1. License cost is little expensive. 

2. Free version allows server memory upto 32GB.

Alternate Vendors: 

Oracle VM, Hyper-V, AWS !!

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




20 July 13
it_user6561ConsultantTOP 20


20 July 13
kleegeekReal UserTOP REVIEWERTOP 20

Great post!

20 July 13

I see that you also have experience using VMware Server in addition to VMware ESXi. Would you recommend VMware Server or ESXi to prospective businesses looking for a virtualization solution for their budding businesses? If yes, what would be your reason.

Secondly, on a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate VMware ESXi keeping in mind other virtualization products in the market with similar or better capabilities?

04 August 13
kapilmalik1983ConsultantTOP REVIEWER

I would prefer ESXi due to its reliable and scalable clustering and high availability features :) I would rate 7 out of 10 to ESXi for its features and popularization :)

05 August 13
kapilmalik1983ConsultantTOP REVIEWER

@tina5giga................I would prefer ESXi due to its reliable and scalable clustering and high availability features :) I would rate 7 out of 10 to ESXi for its features and popularization :)

11 August 13

@Kapilmalik1983.....That is indeed good enough...medium to large sized organizations have room to breath when their businesses grow. If all the pros are indeed true then the high cost of licenses is nothing, making the virtualization program worth all the efforts and investments.

11 August 13
kapilmalik1983ConsultantTOP REVIEWER

@tina5gaga................I would say for dev/qa, free features are more than enough.........but for production, paid features can be purchased based on requirement.

25 August 13

Well that is right Kapilmalik. If an open source program has all the necessary features a business needs then why spend more?

15 September 13
kapilmalik1983ConsultantTOP REVIEWER

That's correct. These days open source programs are more popular and they also provides features similar to paid products.

23 April 14
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