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Researched VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) but chose Red Hat CloudForms: Good optimization but is immature and integration is complicated
Find out what your peers are saying about Red Hat CloudForms vs. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The stability of the solution is very good. We haven't had any issues with it."
"They are a very mature product."
"The optimization of the solution is quite interesting."
"The reporting is a fantastic tool. It's a great tool for generating reports on different things, and for historically looking at performance metrics to help solve performance problems in an application stack."
"Vmware always gives us the best support. They are friendly to talk to and they understand the real impact of what's happening. They are trying to get into the issue as one of your team. They also fit into your working hours to solve your issues."
"The most valuables features are the collection of assets, security, and configuration data settings from each networked virtual environment in the system."
"The tool helped the organization in all monitoring tasks when being delivered as a service for customers helps them to generate early alarm templates, being a cloud service provider is delivered as part of the IaaS to generate memory consumptions processing and storage additionally can be configured parameters such as networking and services that are configured on virtual machines."
"One of the most attractive features in vROps is collecting information, logs, and events and, after that, providing proactive predictions about usage of resources. vROps also offers recommendations. For example, in the next two months we might face problems with CPU usage. vROps predicted and forecasted these issues in advance. That's a very useful feature."
"It has been helpful around capacity planning, which we traditionally did on a yearly basis. However, since last year, I started using vROps to reclaim and save more resources. It has been helpful along those lines."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to check the right-sizing of a machine because that way I can assign the real resources that are needed."
"One of the best features is the monitoring. It gives you proactive recommendations, based on the information that you have. It recommends changes. For example, if an ESX service is heavily loaded, it will tell you to make some changes, such as storage optimizations. Every tool does monitoring, but this one gives you more proactive monitoring, with the recommendations and actions that are needed."
"The complexity of the solution is a bit high in comparison to VMware."
"Because the solution needs to integrate with other products that surround it, there is a lot of configuration required, and this can be quite complex. It's not as easy as it is with, for example, VMware."
"The solution is still quite immature."
"The whole interface is like an information overload, it just bombards me with messages, warnings, and alerts. When I follow through on the majority of these messages, I realize that I'm really just wasting time because they're not really real problems."
"They can change the interface for the 6.7 vSphere that would make it more simple and more friendly. I think changing the interface of the operations manager would be good. It's friendly to use right now but it would simplify it more."
"Certificate Management should be simplified for non-technical staff members."
"The database services in the tool as backup services are friendly and can be deployed in the release to production. However, in the new features, I would like to include more online documentation that can help service generate early alerts."
"There is room for improvement in asset management and resource usage."
"If I could integrate with vCenter with vROps, then I could execute more things by managing vSphere from within vROps. That would be great."
"There is room for improvement when it comes to the integration with Active Directory. Sometimes I need to log in to the application using my Active Directory account, instead of using the regular admin for vRealize Operations. If I want to deploy this tool to more users, I need that."
"If it could help with calculating on-prem costs, based on their experience, it would help customers determine whether to remain on-prem or move to the cloud."
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"The initial costs are a bit on the higher side but the licensing is flexible."
"The solution has a huge cost. If we could just have one license covering everything that vROps can do, that would be great. I would prefer it this way."
"The pricing is a little bit expensive. Licensing is an issue because there are always changes, and by that I mean cost increases. And that's not only for vROps but for VMware, vSphere, and all the products that are involved."
"Every VMware product is a licensing challenge. It's always costly. It's based on processors. From a technical side, the product is very good. The challenging part is always the licensing. They should have some kind of alternate pricing models."
"vROps is a bit expensive and that's a reason that small clients say, 'No, I don't think we need this.' From a pricing perspective, it is quite steep. But 'expensive' is relative, depending on what you need. Others might say, 'It is expensive, but I think we can use it to better our environment.'"
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: They are a very mature product.
Top Answer: Because the solution needs to integrate with other products that surround it, there is a lot of configuration required, and this can be quite complex. It's not as easy as it is with, for example… more »
Top Answer: I'd advise an organization considering implementing the solution to first, before selecting a product, finalize their business department. They should create a list of all of their requirements to… more »
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|
Manage container, virtual, private, and public cloud infrastructures
Managing a complex, hybrid IT environment can require multiple management tools, redundant policy implementations, and extra staff to handle the operations. Red Hat® CloudForms simplifies IT, providing unified management and operations in a hybrid environment.
As your IT infrastructure progresses from traditional virtualization toward an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model, CloudForms evolves, protecting your investments and providing consistent user experience and functionality.
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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Red Hat CloudForms is ranked 12th in Cloud Management with 3 reviews while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is ranked 1st in Cloud Management with 11 reviews. Red Hat CloudForms is rated 6.4, while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Red Hat CloudForms writes "Good optimization but is immature and integration is complicated". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) writes "Enabled us to cut the cost of resources and manage our infrastructure with a smaller team". Red Hat CloudForms is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), IBM Cloud Automation Manager, CloudStack, Morpheus and Cisco CloudCenter, whereas VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Turbonomic, VMware vSphere, Veeam ONE and Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter. See our Red Hat CloudForms vs. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) report.
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