Compare VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) vs. VMware vSphere

VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is ranked 1st in Virtualization Management Tools with 126 reviews while VMware vSphere is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 81 reviews. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is rated 8.4, while VMware vSphere is rated 8.8. 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". 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 Turbonomic, VMware vSphere and Veeam ONE, whereas VMware vSphere is most compared with KVM, Proxmox VE and Nutanix Acropolis.
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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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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.Production people can quickly reboot the server with ESXi Quick Boot.The most valuable feature is vSAN, as it reduces the cost of SAN storage and maintenance.We are able to patch our hosts during production hours with the ability to keep services running.We are able to create virtual machines and move them from one host to another, controlling the resources.The most valuable feature is its ability to revert to previous snapshots during testing of various guest and application deployments.It helps to automate the data replication and DR (disaster recovery).Using vSphere we have virtualized over one thousand servers and this gave us management, cost and datacenter space advantages.

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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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I would like to see VMware vSphere provide a centralized patch service on the VMware level, regardless of your operating systems.I would like more Amazon stuff inside of VMware.Reporting on vCenter needs to be improved.Get the HTML5 client to 100% parity to replace the Flash client.Generally, the user interface needs to be improved for non-technical people.Two improvements that I would like to see are higher resolution console modes for guests and easier switching between consoles.I feel that the scalability of the solution should be improved.Although vSphere is a nearly perfect product, it does need a little improvement. Datacenter and Cluster structure should be mixed so that the management of clusters would be easier.

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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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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.VMware is costly versus other competitors but is still one of the market leaders and expanding now with partners like AWS.The licensing fees are on a yearly basis.VMware does provide organizations with discounts. The customer service license fee we got discounts on from the supplier in order for us to get the best out of the license fees. That's our experience. We possibly paid less than our partner company. The partner is only local and not global like our firm.The pricing is a bit complex.

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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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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.
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Healthcare Company20%
Financial Services Firm14%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Comms Service Provider6%
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Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider10%
Healthcare Company7%
University6%
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Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Retailer9%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Software R&D Company24%
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Manufacturing Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise72%
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