Turbonomic Room for Improvement

Stephen Baker
System Administrator at UL Workplace Health & Safety
The one point is the reporting. We do have reports out of it, but they're not the level of graphical detail I would like. One of the reasons we went with VMTurbo was because we wanted to replace vCOPS. We weren't getting the level of granularity and alerting out of vCOPS to really understand our individual VMs, but VMTurbo, I think, could do a little bit better job on reporting. I would love to use them in our monthly metrics meetings to really show in a very nice graphical way how our environment's growing, how many VMs did we grow from one month to the next. They have some reporting features that we could have a little bit better for us. View full review »
Rodney Barnhardt
Server\Storage Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Based on the way we currently use the product I do not have any recommended improvements. However, we do not have may of the automated features configured at this time. View full review »
Todd
Network Specialist II at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mostly the dashboard. While the product is fairly intuitive and easy to use once you learn it, it can be quite daunting until you have undergone a bit of training. With the newest version, the dashboard has gotten even more "intimidating", at least to me. View full review »
A J R Hammerton
Virtualization Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
The old interface was not the clearest UI in some areas, and could be quite intimidating when first using the tool. Subsequent releases have had the option of an updated UI which is not only much cleaner in its look but is also much more intuitive in its operation. View full review »
MattEllis
Sr. Infrastructure Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the detail I get in the old user interface and will miss some of that in the new interface when we perform our planned upgrade soon. View full review »
EricJansen
Senior Systems and Infrastructure Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Since the introduction of a HTML 5 based interface, our main - but minor - criticism of a less than intuitive operation managers' GUI would be the area of improvement. View full review »
reviewer692475
User at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Turbonomic's product is the best I have seen at calculating headroom when compared with our original in-house calculations. However, the current versions do not split out headroom by component nor do they indicate where the capacity bottleneck lies (e.g. CPU, memory, or storage). View full review »
Garrett Miller
Systems Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
The user interface has room for improvement, but it is well on its way with the new UI that is being developed. View full review »
jhutton
Senior Network Engineer at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
The product needs tighter integration points with storage vendors, the mainstream top 5-6 are added but it would be nice to see more. Additional reporting and alerting would be great additions as well. View full review »
StephenBaker
Systems Administrator at a software R&D company with 201-500 employees
A more robust reporting engine would be a huge boon to us. A bit better error messaging with Application Control Module would help during troubleshooting adding a new target. View full review »
JLZimmerman
Senior Systems Engineer at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
I'd like to see an improvement in the reporting, from including more canned reports, to being able to more easily customize the existing ones (without needing to write SQL queries). View full review »
Michael Opet
Systems Admin at a energy/utilities company
Like any software I use, I'm looking for the least amount of clicking needed to get to places. If I need to click 10 different windows to get a report, I'm done with the software. This software is very good with this, but there could always be improvements. View full review »
Andrew Hish
Computer Systems Admin with 11-50 employees
The biggest issue that I ever had was that the old interface was buggy sometimes. It doesn't always refresh without me logging off and on. View full review »
Jeff Mascaro
Senior Systems Engineer - Virtualization at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
There is a lot of information and to get a plan or report correct is a little trial and error. Once you get used to the interface and how it works, it does get easier. View full review »
RL
Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Continued development for Hyper-V and additional storage vendor integration too. View full review »
Matthew Cable
Network Engineer II at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The only area of improvement that I can think of is re-sizing recommendations are not able to be based upon working hours of a day or typical load times. So you have a VM that gets pounded from 7am - 4pm, but then pretty much goes dormant. Turbonomic makes its recommendation over a 24-hour period, not during time windows you can specify. You do, however, have the option to restrict automated resizing actions within a certain window (so Turbonomic doesn't resize during peak times). I just wish there was a way to base resizing recommendations during a snapshot window instead of a 24-hour period. View full review »
Chris Childerhose
Solutions Engineer at ThinkON
None at the moment. The product is improving with each release and the new HTML5 interface is great. Would like to see the ability to move custom dashboards from the old interface to the new as that is not possible right now. View full review »
reviewer692703
Senior Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The old interface looks a bit dated and the new one does not seem to have all the information the old one has (which is why I use the old one). It can take me a bit of searching to find the endpoint I want to analyze further. Also, more/better alerts would be useful, e.g. when action is warranted where automatic operations have not been enabled. View full review »
M Li
Systems Administrator at a government with 10,001+ employees
It would be helpful to have the option to display the target(s) by their host name instead of their IP address. Also, hopefully Turbonomic will continue to increase supports for more target types (vendors). View full review »
Michael Waranowicz
Director of Technology Operations & Digital Security at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is an area where new workloads can be created and placed. I've had trouble with that feature and find it easier to create new machines directly in vCenter and let it get the address by Turbonomic after the fact. View full review »
George Horn
System Engineer I at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The new HTML5 version is not as user friendly as I had hoped. View full review »
Michael Hochradel
Senior Systems Engineer - Virtualization at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
I seem to find a new bug with each new version. It's software, so I can understand, but I think the QA process needs improved. View full review »
Jonathan Murden
IT Operations Manager - Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The planner can be complex to complete. View full review »
Calvin Engen
Director of IT at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The user interface is quite dated. There is a new UI release on the horizon and some of the new UI elements are in the newest version. It would also be good to have an overview of the environment of improvements. In addition, VMtools out of date, as are the phantom files. View full review »
reviewer689757
Sr. Systems Admin Virtualization Services at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have an instance of Turbonomic for our Azure environment that we're working with Turbonimic on. Many of the current recommendations are inaccurate. We've also experienced some issues with setting our storage up in Turbonomic with our "on prem" environment. In both instances, Turbonomic has been diligently working with us. View full review »
Edward "Chip" Liczwek
Technical Analyst IT, VMware Infrastructure Team at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We have two Turbonomic sites set up and use an aggregator to provide an overview of them. The biggest suggestion that I could make is for the changes in the aggregator to be imported into the Turbonomic sites. Currently, we make the change at one site, then the second site keeps our environment on an equal basis. View full review »
Ariel Dupar
IT Servers & Infrastructure Leader at a tech services company
CAPEX and Management / sizing (OPEX). View full review »
Br Yan Keadle
Systems Engineer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Interface and navigation can be a challenge if you do not spend a lot of time with it. Creating policies is a bit intimidating and clunky, but that may be on me, because I have not spent much time in the deep end. To Turbonomic's credit, it does what I need it to do with minimal involvement or attention on my part. I am aware that its capabilities are much greater than what I am taking advantage of. View full review »
reviewer542421
EVP Financ with 51-200 employees
The UI is a little dated. I'm not a huge fan of the fact it runs on flash. Something HTML5 based would be nice. View full review »
John Adam
Infrastructure Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Licensing for clusters with few VMs (i.e. HA focus over consolidation focus). View full review »
Joseph M. Parks
Ops Sys Programmer II at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Built-in, context-sensitive Help would be useful. Much more intuitive personal dashboard designing would be nice. View full review »
reviewer698298
CIO at a university with 501-1,000 employees
We would like additional insight into our virtual environment, which increases the credibility and integrity of the systems we manage and administer. View full review »
Avash Maharaj
Business Unit Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The current Flash user interface is sometimes slow, but the new HTML5 interface is already in development. View full review »
CarlosCsicsmann
Infrastructure Architect/ Sr. Manager of IT Operations at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
So far the application has been delivering as marketed. Once we can customize our dashboards to our liking, it will be much easier to identify where we need to focus on improving our infrastructure. View full review »
Peter Just
Senior Consultant at a non-profit with 11-50 employees
We would like to see more integration with storage platforms. Our vendor of choice is not supported. View full review »
Paco - JBS
User with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to have a report to see all the snapshots. View full review »
Rob
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We wish Nimble was available as a storage provider. View full review »
Jacob Bright Mba
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This product works well. Only thing I would say is to add tie in with more storage vendors like Nimble. View full review »
George Lemke
Virtualization Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Have plan data shared across user accounts within Turbonomic. Also more granular permissions. We would benefit greatly from more flexibility than the current roles available. Finally, reduce the time to have the efficiency data repopulate into the GUI. View full review »
Afzaal Qaiser
Director, Information Technology at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* More insight into the OS and processes rolled into the dashboard natively. * Add a way to pull metrics from physical servers. View full review »
TapanDewanjee
Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I know form v5.7 it supported RDM LUN, but it shows very few details. It would be great if Turbonomic allowed us to get the report for VM with RDM with its compatibility mode. Like vROPS, which allows you to dig more into VM performance issues and provides the details to get to the root cause, if Turbonomic would do that that nothing would be better. View full review »
Kasper H
Operation & Project Lead at a maritime company with 201-500 employees
The reporting module has very big potential, but really lacks predefined reports for all kinds of purposes. I often find that the report I need doesn't exist, even though I know the data for it is available. View full review »
Aasimms
Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
This is more of a feature request than a need for improvement. I would like to be a able to track growth over time by cluster and be able to define the clusters to use for enterprise summary. I would also like to be able to get an enterprise summary from the aggregator appliance. View full review »
rudi
Senior Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Looking forward to the new HTML 5 UI. View full review »
reviewer689127
Sr. Systems Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Planning tools could be easier to use. Depending on your needs, it can be time consuming to get what you want. View full review »
Chang Chi Liu
IT Manager - Business Technology Solutions at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
GUI can be more user friendly. We are also looking for certain reports but they are not defined yet. View full review »
Todd Warner
LAN/WAN Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like it to auto-update itself rather than me having to check upgrade then apply on a monthly basis. View full review »
Mark Kaplan
Senior Director of IT at a K-12 educational company or school with 51-200 employees
* More Azure features are needed. They started with AWS and are now ramping up Azure features. * We would like to see more visibility into reserved instances in Azure. View full review »
CherylHill
User at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The GUI is not always user friendly and some settings are not where you would expect. View full review »
VVS
Sr. IT Consultant - Infrastructure Management at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Include more report generation options using GUI instead of queries. View full review »
ScottHorton
Enterprise Systems Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Maybe a few more canned reports. In addition, the ability to create custom views to get to VMs that may require more babysitting for resource usage instead of having to drill down every time. View full review »
reviewer539721
Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Finding help can be difficult if needed. Most times we will just call Turbonomic rather than search through the user guides and forums for help on an issue. Better alerting features would be helpful as well. View full review »
dreesedatalink
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Not quite used to the new UI. View full review »
Eammon Carleton
IT Infrastructure Architecture Team Lead at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The UI can be slow and occasionally hangs, requiring logging out and back in. More informative progress status when working with plans would be helpful. View full review »
reviewer689106
Technical Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think that our only limitation to date is that we have yet to tap in to its full potential. View full review »
Amisha Sheth
Senior IT Analyst, Infrastructure Systems at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Reports could be more versatile. View full review »
V!k@5
System Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Email alerts could be more comprehensive. View full review »
David Neiser
Systems Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
* For report scheduling, lacks the ability to define the time of day when the report was run. * Needs to be easier ways to define N+1 capacity when looking at cluster statistics. * Can't wait for the HTML 5 version. The flash sometimes has response issues. View full review »
Mike Howard
Senior Systems Engineer (VMware) at a hospitality company with 201-500 employees
Can't wait for the new GUI (which is due soon) as the old interface can be difficult to navigate. View full review »
reviewer687282
Sr. Network Engineer with 5,001-10,000 employees
To be able to drill down into RDMs and get all of the information about each RDM attached to a server. View full review »
PreSalesa1c1
Pre Sales Engineer - BigTec at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
When you have a congestion in your infrastructure, you don’t have to resolve these kinds of problems, the solution is proactive and automatic to take the better for your application when they need it. View full review »
Jason Wilcox
Manager IT Infrastructure Computing at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reports: Have a wider variety of canned reports ready to go. View full review »
reviewer688299
Team Leader, Sr. Virtualization Lead with 1,001-5,000 employees
The GUI could be more user friendly, and more CMD applets should be created or shared with the community. View full review »
Curtis Jackson
Network Admin at a tech services company
It would be nice if it was easier to remove a host from that we would not want to manage (licenses). View full review »
JosephBrown
Sr Server Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
A more interactive dashboard with integrated features. View full review »
Adam Hopkin
Server and Virtualization Team Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
VM level granularity on some of the automation actions such as adding memory/CPU. That would allow an admin to schedule the exact time for the specific action for any given VM. View full review »
Jason Bennetsen
NETWRK ANALYST IV with 10,001+ employees
AndyWang
TeamLead at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The arithmetic for optimizing the resource of VMs based on the workload. Some of workload are by a monthly basis. Need to consider the month-end or Q-end workload. View full review »
Sampath H
Lead - Global Virtualization Team at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Need to improve the report presentation. (Colors, graphs, fonts). View full review »
Scott P
VDI Operations Team Lead at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Decrease the cost. View full review »
AndyWang
TeamLead at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* The arithmetic of optimizing the resources of VMs based on the workload. * Some of workload are by a monthly basis. Need to consider the month-end or quarterly-end workload. View full review »
reviewer690726
Senior Systems Engineer
The interface has so much to offer, it is a bit complex and there is a learning curve. However, they are more than happy to spend time teaching you to use the product. View full review »
Natasha Vermilyea
Sr. System Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The automated resize of VMs requires caution. Make sure you properly configure this feature before it is enabled. View full review »
Bill Ingram
System Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
I have found the interface not to be intuitive. Hopefully this will be addressed in the future. View full review »
reviewer687585
Data Center Manager at a sports company with 501-1,000 employees
Better alerting and reporting. View full review »
reviewer691617
Vmware Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Turbonomic needs to find how to have the appliance OS up to date. Per our security tool, it has missing patches. A real central management console to manage all the instances from one place. View full review »
reviewer693378
User at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Reporting on powered down VMs. View full review »
oswaldrab
IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
I would simplify the navigation, this would be a great read-only tool to give to upper management. View full review »
reviewer690813
User with 201-500 employees
The interface could use some work to improve overall usability. View full review »
reviewer688842
Data Center Server Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Better hardware utilization and point VM and apps on demand to better working places. View full review »
Grant Risch
Systems Administrator and Tech Support Manager at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
They could do with a little less UI clutter. View full review »
reviewer688968
User at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Better QA for updates/timeline. View full review »
TjHansen
Expedia Virtualization and Cloud at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see the UI become a little more clean but have no suggestion on how to make it better. View full review »
Eric Schoenfeld
Alliances Director, Data Center at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Enhanced executive reporting standard with the tool beyond the reports that can be created today. Something that can easily be used with upper management on a monthly or quarterly basis to show the impact to our environment. View full review »
Bernard Banks
Data Center Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
isbzl
Server Systems Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The "consumer and producer" model Turbonomic is based off of can be a bit difficult to understand in the beginning. Continued awareness of the "Green Circle" portal for training and tips will always be useful. View full review »
reviewer689022
User at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
More reporting flexibility View full review »

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