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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS Director vs. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"UCS director enables us to be more productive and more agile, and also more self-sufficient because we don't have to depend on anybody else."
"A product that really aids in systems management without complexity."
"This is a user-friendly solution that is very good and easy to use."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the fabric sharing."
"I can manage multiple workloads whether it's on AWS, Azure, or on-premises. They can be managed by using the UCS Director."
"It is easy to use from its deployment architecture to use cases. It is straightforward for customers to use. It's a good product and better than the earlier versions."
"All our capacity management and capacity planning processes are based on vROps. Without this tool, we are unable to predict what we need, at what time we need to purchase new hardware, whether we should upgrade, etc."
"The initial setup is very straightforward. The platform and add-on solutions are straightforward."
"It is intuitive and user-friendly. It is easy to follow and the reporting engine is easy to use."
"It helped troubleshooting issues with storms of software data that cost a lot of IO."
"It allows for a bit more transparency regarding consumption and it also helps us plan ahead."
"It can compare hardware to software, and I have all the information in one place."
"Instead of having a lot of people spend time doing manual tasks, it allows us to have dashboards and instantly show us any issues that we have, rather than trolling through log files."
"Simplifying the user interface would go a long way to making it more usable."
"The product could allow more programmatic opportunities through better development of the API."
"I would like to see more integration with other solutions."
"We cannot depend on this solution to manage all of the data center's infrastructure."
"Normally, UCS Director is used primarily for orchestration, but when we look at a non-Cisco data infrastructure components, the UCS Director needs a bit more improvement in terms of integration with third-party systems and with existing older systems."
"We would like the return of the additional partner marketplaces, like DataCore. My customers miss the integration to DataCore."
"We would like easier customer reporting, because to do customer reports, we have to do a lot of programming."
"It was not intuitive and user-friendly in the versions leading up to 6.5."
"At the beginning, the stability was not that good. The latest versions are much better."
"It is quite expensive and if you just implement it just because you can then you won't get any benefit from it. You have to think through and plan ahead. You have to understand what the issues are that you want to solve with this solution. Otherwise, this solution is a waste of money."
"It is sometimes quite hard to use. If I need details, there is a huge amount of information that I need to review. It isn't a three-click solution."
"We would like better integration with the cloud because we use a multi-vendor cloud. We use AWS, which is fine, but we also use Azure and Google. We would like better plugins to those other two providers."
"We do not find this solution to be user-friendly. There's still a lot of work that needs to be done and a lot of work has to go into getting the graphs right. It's not a "plug and play" type of thing. You really have to put in a lot of work. You always have to be aware of what's going on within the machines. It needs to be improved from end-to-end."
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"The cost of this solution is significant."
"The predictive analysis of the infrastructure helps our customers to reduce downtime and improve capacity planning. Issues are fixed faster with vROps."
"The solution has helped to reduce the time to troubleshoot issues."
"It has reduced time to troubleshoot issues. With our customized dashboards, we can target issues and attribute them to the correct team."
"We would like to build custom dashboards in the standard license. Right now, this is available in the enterprise license, not the standard license."
"Our budgets are always tight. We would like to have more features at lower licensing levels for easier access to them."
"We have seen good ROI results. It has made our lives easier."
"If the VMs were trimmed, then we wouldn't have to buy as much software/hardware, and this means less licenses. While most of it is VMware licenses, which are relatively cheap, there are SQL licenses for Microsoft, and this is where we could start saving a lot of money."
"We have seen huge ROI. It has certainly reduced troubleshooting."
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I can manage multiple workloads whether it's on AWS, Azure, or on-premises. They can be managed by using the UCS Director.
Top Answer: I would like to see more flexibility when it comes to managing other stacks, like VMware virtualization.
Top Answer: The typical use case is for web services. It is integrated with our database.
Top Answer: I would rate this solution 9/10, it has been helpful ever since i deploy it to manage my environment. it is a bit complicated though, but I am having fun with all the functionality I have seen. The… more »
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Also Known As
|vCenter Operations Manager, VCOPS, vRealize Operations|
Cisco UCS Director enables automated delivery of physical and virtual data center resources, empowering data centers to move at the speed of business.
Automate IT operations management, manage performance and gain visibility across physical and virtual infrastructure with VMware vROps. It proactively identifies and solves emerging issues with predictive analytics and smart alerts, ensuring optimum performance and availability of applications and infrastructures across vSphere, Hyper-V, Amazon and physical hardware.
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