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Anil-Bherwani
Consultant
Associate Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 16 2020

What is most valuable?

People will purchase this solution because it is cost-effective and it suits ERP or CRM for the virtual environment solution. Azure is currently very popular in India, and some are using VMware on the Microsoft platform or on Red Hat Linux. I find the vMotion and the DRS very valuable and important… more»

What needs improvement?

Customers who want a business solution, should try to implement the IDL based processes for configuration management, patch management, release management and asset management. It will improve the life cycle management of their solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is an affordable program, but I don't know what the licensing fees are.

What other advice do I have?

In some cases, we require more from the solution than what is offered. We usually map these things into the Configuration Management tool so that they are taken care of or made available faster. I think this should be a part of the program so that those things could be reflected faster. On a scale… more»
MahdiBahmani
Real User
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
Jan 23 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features that VMware's vCenter Configuration Manager have when compared with other solutions are their disaster recovery and business connectivity capabilities. All the software that VMware produces has very good business connectivity and disaster recovery features.

What needs improvement?

Configuration Manager should decrease the deployment time in the data center and the management time as this could help many data centers reduce their operating costs. I think most of VMware's software is easy and simple to use but they lack the capability to manage other systems. When working with… more»

What other advice do I have?

I think before using this kind of software, most companies should train their administrators to ensure that the deployment is perfect. Also, maintenance would be easier if you train your engineers before using this kind of software. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate vCenter Configuration… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

If you compare the performance between virtualization solutions, I think KVM is better than VMware. But in terms of disaster recovery and business connectivity, VMware has a better-developed software here. Our company is a data center solution architect and consultant. We look for the best solutions… more»
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Michael Wilmsen
Real User
Architect with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 27 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to see which virtual machines need more resources or are over-committed.

How has it helped my organization?

Our clients have better knowledge of how they have to provision hardware and when they will need to provision hardware. It makes for more predictable environments. It… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

My clients already have VMware. In terms of investing in a new solution, most of the time my clients already have problems that they're not aware of, or they feel like… more»

What other advice do I have?

You should definitely go for this solution. Without this type of tooling, you're not aware of how your environment is functioning. You don't know if you are… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Some of our clients evaluate Nutanix. They go with VMware because it's an enterprise company, and most of my customers are enterprise. They want the full support of an… more»
Raju Pawar
Real User
IT Admin at Sikraft
Feb 10 2020

What is most valuable?

The feature that is the most valuable for us is the SP portal. The solution is very user-friendly. The solution is very easy to manage.

What needs improvement?

The snapshot functionality on the solution needs improvement. After renewing the snapshot, all of the production was stuck. Right now, its functionality is one of our main concerns. Aside from the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We've had the solution for four to five years, but I'm unsure of the licensing costs surrounding it.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't previously use a different solution before implementing this one. It's the first provided by Dell.

What other advice do I have?

I'd rate the solution ten out of ten. It's a fantastic product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing vCenter Configuration Manager we didn't evaluate other solutions.
IlanBen Shetrit
Real User
Solution Architect & Presale at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The interface is very user-friendly and the solution is simple to use.

What needs improvement?

The solution could use an internal cloud service. It should offer a vCloud foundation, but on-premises. For example, a small cloud environment or something that can be built on-premises and not hosted by Microsoft or other big hosting sites. We'd like to use some sort of vCloud to take the risks… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't previously use another solution. We prefer VMware.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. We're an integration company. I'd recommend the solution. I'd rate it eight out of ten.
BeshoyAmin
Real User
ICT Professional at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Oct 18 2018

What is most valuable?

It's a very nice solution for our needs. I like the function in vCenter, you can use it and its mission. You can manage your VMs and use, and move VMs from host to another host, without a long time. It's a nice function for me, if I needed… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's a management tool.

What needs improvement?

The functions are not running in HTML 5, this is a problem. In addition, the interface itself is not very user-friendly.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I am not knowledgeable with the pricing of the product.

What other advice do I have?

It's the best definition for our virtual environments, especially if you're using a VMware product.
Real User
Datacenter Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jan 13 2020

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of features, but I've found vMotion and VRS the most valuable.

What needs improvement?

The main issue I have with vCenter Configuration Manager is that when I have a problem or error, I have to search a lot to get the solution. There isn't a clear document, and in some instances, none at all. There isn't a clear document covering all the errors. It would be helpful if the company… more»

What other advice do I have?

On a scale of 1 - 10, I would rate it an 8. I would recommend vCenter Configuration Manager to other users.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate a competitor, we only work with VMWare.
Real User
ICT Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 06 2020

What is most valuable?

The feature that I have found most valuable is the virtual machine management across different hosts, located in different areas. This is the most accommodating aspect I have found using vCenter.

What needs improvement?

In terms of what could be improved, I would say easier management of the whole environment, meaning an easier interface. Additionally, they could improve the hybrid-cloud environment and its management, not only for the localhost but also including the connection between the public and private cloud.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale of one to ten, I would rate vCenter Configuration Manager an eight. I would recommend it.
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Automate configuration management across virtual and physical servers, workstations, and desktops.
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