Compare SCCM vs. vCenter Configuration Manager

SCCM is ranked 2nd in Configuration Management with 13 reviews while vCenter Configuration Manager is ranked 9th in Configuration Management with 2 reviews. SCCM is rated 8.2, while vCenter Configuration Manager is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of SCCM writes "Enables us to set up schedules, according to security needs, to automate server and desktop patching". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCenter Configuration Manager writes "Enables our customers to see which VMs need more resources or are over-committed". SCCM is most compared with BigFix, Ansible and Quest KACE Systems Management, whereas vCenter Configuration Manager is most compared with SCCM, Ansible and BigFix. See our SCCM vs. vCenter Configuration Manager report.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about SCCM vs. vCenter Configuration Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
384,147 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
The most valuable features are Remote Connect, SUP, Cloud functionality, Report, Query, and third-party patching.This solution has made life easy with respect to patching, compliance, and OSD.This has made the management of our environment easier.This solution helps us by automating the patching of our system.The most valuable feature is the graphical-based reports of software updates that have been successful, the ones that have failed, and a summary of where the failures are what security breaches may occur.It is a good choice for deployment that performs very well.It saves a lot of money when you can install things automatically and they are installed the exact same way on every computer.There is a faster time to rollout. If we get a new PC, it can be ready for productivity right away.

Read more »

The most valuable feature is the ability to see which virtual machines need more resources or are over-committed.It's a very nice solution for our needs.My primary use case is for migration

Read more »

Cons
The cost of the product can be improved.This solution needs to be supported on all Operating systems.Not everything is readily available, and there are a lot of commands that are only executable via PowerShell.This solution should be simpler, and more consistent across modules/sections.I would like to see an agentless version of the solution.The setup was complex and I faced a lot of problems initially because I was new to the solution.Our company would prefer not rebooting computers while people are using them. There seems to be no strategy behind it.Marketing: Our management doesn't understand that there is a piece of software which helps them automate and manage the entire network, as far as operating systems on computers.

Read more »

It can take a long time for the first information to become available. On the other hand, that's normal. It has to collect a lot of information before it can predict future needs. But it would be nice if there was some kind of base level to get started.The functions are not running in HTML5.The interface itself is not very user-friendly.

Read more »

Pricing and Cost Advice
The licensing is good because they have various options, depending on what you are looking for.SCCM comes with its own version of SQL Server. If you use that SQL Server with SCCM and don't use it for another applications than you get an SQL Server for free.Overall, I think it's fine. It's pretty much in-line because there are ways to offset it with the Office 365 licensing.Pricing and licensing are a downside of SCCM. It's expensive. I'd have to confirm this, but I think they changed the licensing to core-based instead of socket-based. It's not cheap, because you have to buy the software, you have to buy SQL. Another thing we learned from talking to Microsoft is that they provide you a license for SQL if you run it on the same box as the primary server. If you run it outside that box, you have to buy SQL. Microsoft does recommend you running it on the same box because of performance. But then, in order to run SQL, SCCM, and everything on the same box, you better have some resources. It's an expensive solution. There's no doubt about it.Pricing and licensing are horrible. You have to not look at dollar value to use SCCM. It's super-duper expensive but it works. The acquisition cost is expensive, it's labor-intensive. But it works.

Read more »

It's a large application. It consumes a lot of resources. Sometimes the price is too high for our customers. If they buy it directly from VMware, its hard to convince the customer that we will bring down the total cost of ownership, in the end.I am not knowledgeable with the pricing of the product.

Read more »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Configuration Management solutions are best for your needs.
384,147 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
2nd
Views
35,902
Comparisons
25,568
Reviews
12
Average Words per Review
543
Avg. Rating
8.3
9th
Views
715
Comparisons
502
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
455
Avg. Rating
9.0
Top Comparisons
Compared 28% of the time.
Compared 22% of the time.
Also Known As
System Center Configuration ManagervCM
Learn
Microsoft
VMware
Overview
With System Center Configuration Manager, you can manage PCs and servers, keeping software up-to-date, setting configuration and security policies, and monitoring system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on the devices that they choose.Automate configuration management across virtual and physical servers, workstations, and desktops.
Offer
Learn more about SCCM
Learn more about vCenter Configuration Manager
Sample Customers
Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC BerhadBank Al Bilad, Thomas-Krenn.AG, Pronto!, Unimed Juiz de Fora
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government8%
Media Company5%
No Data Available
Find out what your peers are saying about SCCM vs. vCenter Configuration Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
384,147 professionals have used our research since 2012.
We monitor all Configuration Management reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.
Sign Up with Email