Compare VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) vs. vCenter Orchestrator

vCenter Orchestrator is ranked 7th in Process Automation with 13 reviews while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is ranked 1st in Virtualization Management Tools with 120 reviews. vCenter Orchestrator is rated 8.2, while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of vCenter Orchestrator writes "Simple, ergonomic, and easy to use in a complex environment ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) writes "Well integrated with other products, but it was not enterprise-ready for a company our size". vCenter Orchestrator is most compared with VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and vCloud Director, whereas VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is most compared with Turbonomic, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and VMware vSphere.
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The most valuable feature is affinity rules.The most valuable feature is workflow automation.It is the most cost-effective method for moving data between machines.The solution's ability to template and easily implement are the most valuable features. It offers good replication as well.The most valuable feature is that this solution is complete, and you don't need any add-ons.vCenter Orchestrator is easy to use.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.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.

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The most valuables features are the collection of assets, security, and configuration data settings from each networked virtual environment in the system.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 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.This solution is most definitely scalable. We've already gone back to the drawing board and specifically designed it from the ground up, to be scalable with the size of our environment moving forward.We do not have any problems with the product. It solves our problems. We now know if something is on the console and if there really is a problem. Before this, we had a lot of false positives. It digs into the problems and then at the end it just drops it.This solution has improved my organization by claiming back resources that have been wasted on applications or on servers that just didn't need them. Having a tool that shows that information on a pretty regular basis has been very helpful.It is stable. I don't have any problems with this product and upgrades are very easy because it's just click two buttons and next, next, next, finish.The most valuable feature would be the ability to plug into the data feeds that we have and pull information from physical hardware as well as the virtual layer. The best feature is the visualization of what's going on, so we can take a very quick look and see if there are any issues that stand out.

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Using this solution requires a lot of experience.This solution needs to have more built-in workflows.The licensing is expensive and should be improved.The solution needs to integrate with Cloud facilities like AWS and Azure.In the next release, to make it easier to write the workflows, I would l like to see more HTML GUIs.The interface could be improved to bring greater user-friendliness and ease of use.Storage has room for improvement. It's a big problem for our solution. The interface also needs improvement, it should be simplified.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.

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Certificate Management should be simplified for non-technical staff members.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.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.With our environment right now, stability is the one sticking point. There hasn't been a great deal of handholding in between the different versions, so we've run into problems with there being what I would call "more than just the average change between versions" and it's caused a loss of data for us in the past.Technical support is good, once you pass the first level.I know that they talk a lot about AI and a sort of forecasting ahead of time. It's a good application, but it has to wait for a certain period of time to actually do an analysis. If it would give you that ahead of time, or even forecasting, it would be really improved.When you are at your lowest, support is pretty bad. They ask you dumb questions but when you come to second and upper service desk, it is much easier and much better to talk to and resolve the issue.As they're able to add in more vendors for hardware to be able to pull information from different firewalls, switches, or other vendors, I would like to see where we can get more of a complete view of what's going on in the network. That would make this solution better.

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This solution is expensive and the licensing is more attractive for Haveri.Our licensing is on a yearly basis. We pay for the license and then we pay the support every year.

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The initial costs are a bit on the higher side but the licensing is flexible.We did an enterprise license agreement with our VMware partner and put this in our bundle. We tried it and loved it, so we use it now.I have reduced the time to troubleshoot for my customers.We would like to build custom dashboards in the standard license. Right now, this is available in the enterprise license, not the standard license.We have seen good ROI results. It has made our lives easier.Our budgets are always tight. We would like to have more features at lower licensing levels for easier access to them.We have seen huge ROI. It has certainly reduced troubleshooting.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.

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Also Known As
vCenter Operations Manager, VCOPS, vRealize Operations
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Overview
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.

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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Sample Customers
Beiersdorf Shared ServicesScience Applications International Corporation, Tribune Media, Heartland Payment Systems, Telkom Indonesia, Columbia Sportswear, iGATE, CSS Corp, Angel Broking, Adira Finance, Hipskind, Beiersdorf Shared Services, Innovate Mas Indonesia, Adobe, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi , Join Experience S.A, Borusan Holdings, Department of Transport - Abu Dhabi
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider29%
Media Company14%
Hospitality Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
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Healthcare Company20%
Financial Services Firm14%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Comms Service Provider6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company6%
Media Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise43%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise75%
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