vCenter Configuration Manager Overview

vCenter Configuration Manager is the #5 ranked solution of our top Configuration Management tools. It's rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to SCCM: vCenter Configuration Manager vs SCCM

What is vCenter Configuration Manager?
Automate configuration management across virtual and physical servers, workstations, and desktops.

vCenter Configuration Manager is also known as vCM.

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Michael Wilmsen
Architect with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Nov 27, 2018
Enables our customers to see which VMs need more resources or are over-committed

What is our primary use case?

Our clients use it to get real, in-depth information about how the environment is being used; to see if they have to scale up, scale down, scale out.

Pros and Cons

  • The most valuable feature is the ability to see which virtual machines need more resources or are over-committed.
  • 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 future needs. But it would be nice if there was some kind of base level to get started.

Cost and Licensing Advice

  • 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 customer that we will bring down the total cost of ownership, in the end.

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 over-committed, or if you need to downsize. You get more inside information, and that's always useful.
BeshoyAmin
ICT Professional at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Oct 18, 2018
My primary use case is for migration.

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case is for migration, to manage my host, if you have three ESXi, more than one ESXi, you need to manage all of them by vCenter. The jobs that I do with vCenter is the emission and the migration with VMware ESXi.

Pros and Cons

  • It's a very nice solution for our needs.
  • My primary use case is for migration
  • The functions are not running in HTML5.
  • The interface itself is not very user-friendly.

Cost and Licensing Advice

  • 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.
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