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"We use this solution on a daily basis, and it is very stable.""Features like AFM, the gateway, and Global DNS are the coolest features that save work for us.""The most valuable features are load balancing and WAF.""The reporting feature is quite good.""The best aspect of the solution is that we can have everything integrated with a rather large capacity in order to personalize and configure specific rules.""The GUI is fine, at least from an engineer's perspective."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the workflow creation.""The most valuable feature is that it's simple and very ergonomic to use the product compared to other virtualizing product. Out of Microsoft, Red Hat, and IBM, we found VMware to be the best one.""Communication with technical support is very good. It has a repository of knowledge base articles which we can access which are very helpful.""In regards to the workflows, the fact that we can actually have a full dashboard library of all the existing workflows on this is great. We can see all the workflows and what all the actions do and can work with scripts.""It's 100% stable, it's always stable. We haven't had any bugs. The solution works very well and we haven't had any problems.""vCenter Orchestrator is easy to use.""The most valuable feature is that this solution is complete, and you don't need any add-ons.""The solution's ability to template and easily implement are the most valuable features. It offers good replication as well."

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"There are a lot of scripts available on the internet for people who know how to use them, but with a graphical interface, it would be easier for new users.""The shell, kernel, or Linux has something like a delay, especially with the Virtual Edition, when you are trying to implement it in the cloud and you want to access it remotely with web management. It would be great if they could improve their kernel. It was difficult for me, especially when I got started with BIG-IP. I was struggling to find which commands work with it. If you want to work with it, you have to be a Linux guy.""I had trouble with high availability deployment in my environment.""Integration with VAS is something that they need to work on.""The solution should improve pricing. It's expensive in comparison to other American solutions.""They could use YAML or JSON if they wanted to make it a little bit easier for us."

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"The custom workflows are very difficult and confusing.""It is too expensive. One of the main issues is the price.""Mainly VMware integrates with other products, but there is no easy way to link with other products from a different vendor. We can integrate with other products from the same vendors fairly well, but if they could make it so integration is easier with other vendors, that would really help.""As we work towards more stability on the solution, sometimes we'll try something and it breaks and it's easier to restart the service. That's the only drawback. We've experienced this with other applications as well.""Storage has room for improvement. It's a big problem for our solution. The interface also needs improvement, it should be simplified.""The interface could be improved to bring greater user-friendliness and ease of use.""In the next release, to make it easier to write the workflows, I would l like to see more HTML GUIs.""The solution needs to integrate with Cloud facilities like AWS and Azure."

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"Our licensing is on a yearly basis. We pay for the license and then we pay the support every year.""This solution is expensive and the licensing is more attractive for Haveri.""The price is reasonable, and one of the reasons that this product was selected."

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Top Answer: The GUI is fine, at least from an engineer's perspective.
Top Answer: I don't really deal with pricing. That's more on the product manager. They handle product licensing. I don't have any idea how much the solution costs.
Top Answer: Overall, the solution is quite good, for how I use it. The user interface could be a bit better. The compatibility with the Hyper-V from Microsoft for cloud deployments could be improved. You do need… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is how easy it makes it to manage the VM.
Top Answer: The price is reasonable, and one of the reasons that this product was selected.
Top Answer: The product is not quite easy to use and needs improvement in that regard. When the SSO certificate needs to be renewed, the upgrading and testing are quite complicated. We faced this issue just three… more »
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Overview
F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management provides a central point of control for F5 physical and virtual devices and for the solutions that run on them. It simplifies management, helps ensure compliance, and gives you the tools you need to deliver your applications securely and effectively.
VMware vCenter Orchestrator simplifies the automation of complex IT tasks and integrates with VMware vCloud Suite components to adapt and extend service delivery and operational management, effectively working with existing infrastructure, tools and processes.
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company19%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government16%
Financial Services Firm11%
REVIEWERS
University20%
Comms Service Provider20%
Hospitality Company10%
Financial Services Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise14%
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise35%
Find out what your peers are saying about F5 BIG-IQ vs. vCenter Orchestrator and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
511,773 professionals have used our research since 2012.

F5 BIG-IQ is ranked 10th in Process Automation with 6 reviews while vCenter Orchestrator is ranked 7th in Process Automation with 14 reviews. F5 BIG-IQ is rated 7.8, while vCenter Orchestrator is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of F5 BIG-IQ writes "Easy to manage, saves time and offers good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCenter Orchestrator writes "Simple, ergonomic, and easy to use in a complex environment ". F5 BIG-IQ is most compared with ServiceNow Orchestration, whereas vCenter Orchestrator is most compared with VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), vCloud Director, Microsoft System Center Orchestrator and Cisco UCS Director. See our F5 BIG-IQ vs. vCenter Orchestrator report.

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