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"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.""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."

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"We are able to patch our hosts during production hours with the ability to keep services running.""Its DR facility is good. Within a moment, data can be retrieve from another physical location over the Internet. The speed to recover data is good.""The ability of a running VM to be quickly relocated to another hypervisor or launched at another site via replicated storage greatly reduces downtime.""The most valuable feature is the VDP Backup solution.""The vMotion in particular I think is the most valuable because this feature provides migrations of virtual machines in case you want to run do maintenance.""It has allowed us to be more resilient to infrastructure and hardware failure, reduced hardware costs, and decreased recovery time from failures.""The free ESXi hypervisor was a great way to get started, as it allowed us to introduce virtual machines so that users could start to experience the advantages.""Production people can quickly reboot the server with ESXi Quick Boot."

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"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.""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."

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"Get the HTML5 client to 100% parity to replace the Flash client.""OS templates should be readily available, so there is no need to get an OS separately. Only the activation part should be different, which is not presently available due to the need to get the OS from a different location, then create VMs.""The ability to run ARM based VMs on an x86 platform for testing purposes. With the growing use of SBCs running on ARM architectures for IoT devices, it would be very useful if developers could build and deploy VMs running operating systems like Raspbian used on Raspberry Pi devices on their existing x86 ESXi environments. Even if this is not possible through some form of emulation, the ability to add ARM hypervisors to vSphere environments would be very useful. This will enable more rapid development cycles for customers just getting started with IoT but already existing vSphere users.""I would like to see better fault and performance reporting in the GUI.""I would like to see VMware vSphere provide a centralized patch service on the VMware level, regardless of your operating systems.""Reducing the cost of vSphere would be an improvement.""It would be great if the free version included a management tool that was a scaled-down vCenter Manager.""I would like more Amazon stuff inside of VMware."

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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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"VMware is costly versus other competitors but is still one of the market leaders and expanding now with partners like AWS.""You will find the cost is reasonably cheaper.""Do not buy based on price alone. Many of my customers chose the lowest cost option only to discover that the additional funds needed to access even a few more features would have been money well spent. Likewise, if you are going to spend more money on additional features, then have a plan to actually deploy and integrate those features into your infrastructure. Many customers never take full advantage of the many features that they are paying for and that can be avoided by being proactive in developing your overall vision for the infrastructure.""The license of VMware is a one-time payment and you can continue to enroll in support for troubleshooting and also administer the licenses.""The price is high, but you get back a lot.""Our ROI is good.""There is an average performance boost, especially if you use VM encryption inside the VMware with another product, like McAfee. You will see great improvement in these cases.""The licensing fees are on a yearly basis."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuables features are the collection of assets, security, and configuration data settings from each networked virtual environment in the system.
Top Answer: There is a need for training so as to get qualified staff to set up the environment. The initial costs are a bit on the higher side but the licensing is flexible.
Top Answer: Certificate Management should be simplified for non-technical staff members. There is a need for revamping the reporting and improvement on Dashboard to include statistics, which can be used by… more »
Top Answer: Question one: Does the customer already have vSphere because than I would suggest not to use Acropolis? Nutanix wants to control the entire platform with its HCI solution like VMware. Question 2:… more »
Top Answer: For me the biggest impact is the cost of licensing in the case of VMware despite its overall intuitiveness and ease of handling and management. However, KVM-based Open Source solutions are becoming… more »
Top Answer: This is just an off the cuff quick response and not a well researched documented and referenced design. It is, however, a conclusion after time spent in making some choices on stacks with the intent… more »
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Also Known As
vCenter Operations Manager, VCOPS, vRealize Operations
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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.

VMware vSphere is the leading server virtualization platform with consistent management for virtual data centers.

Deliver business value from day one with powerful server virtualization, breakthrough availability, safe automated management and intelligent operational insight that adapts to your environment. Automate workload placement and resource optimization based on preset customizable templates.

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Sample Customers
Science 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 DhabiAbu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb.
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company20%
Financial Services Firm14%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Comms Service Provider6%
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government5%
Media Company4%
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Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Retailer9%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company7%
Government6%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise78%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise46%
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VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is ranked 1st in Virtualization Management Tools with 71 reviews while VMware vSphere is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 50 reviews. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is rated 8.2, while VMware vSphere is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) writes "It has enhanced our ability to troubleshoot and effectively manage our solutions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSphere writes "Makes Resources Available & Services More Reliable". VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Turbonomic, Veeam ONE, vCenter Orchestrator and SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, whereas VMware vSphere is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE, Nutanix Acropolis, Oracle VM and Citrix Hypervisor.

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