vCenter Orchestrator Room for Improvement

Amel Magouri
Senior Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It is too expensive. One of the main issues is the price. I don't know if vCenter Orchestrator can automize the provisioning of other products and other virtualizing software besides for VMware. If it will develop the ability to be a multi-provider product it will be better for VMware. I would it to become multi-platforming, like what vRealize does. View full review »
CTO at Kingsway Hospitals
It is practically difficult at this stage to really comment on the improvisations of V central. But more tech events and PoC cases would help the EA to design better solutions and utilization. As a customer and a DC Architect, it would be great if more self-learning resources are made available online. One on one sessions from VM ware for rapidly growing organizations like us will further strengthen the intent of embracing the product portfolio from VMWare. A couple of the pointer in this regards can be as below: 1. Quarterly technology reviews from the OEM. 2. Consultation and handholding 3. Opex Model View full review »
Ikechukwu Okorie
Managing Partner at Commsworth Solutions Limited
We haven't gotten to that level of usage yet as to be able to see the downsides. The solution has been able to handle our basic requirements at this point. Maybe in a year, when the team has used the solution extensively, we would be able to actually see the drawbacks, especially those of us who are trying to compare it with other solutions as well. As we work towards more stability on the solution, sometimes we'll try something and it breaks and it's easier to restart the service. That's the only drawback. We've experienced this with other applications as well. It would be great if the solution could further integrate with other services. it would be really good to have all of the solutions in one particular dashboard or one particular installed package. Right now, you can do that from other products, but we have to orchestrate it or have it as a subset. It would be great to actually have all the features bond together, especially for SMBs. It would be really cost-effective in the end. View full review »
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Cloud Support at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The custom workflows are very difficult and confusing. The IDE for developing is not user-friendly and does not have IntelliSense for checking your code. I find this to be very challenging. It would be nice if the IDE accommodated all of the languages because right now, it only has JavaScript. More options for scripting are needed, such as C# and Acorn. I would like to see the creation of video tutorials to help learn how to use particular functions of the product. View full review »
Hassan Ismail
IT Development Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The migration from site-to-site needs to be improved. It should be easier to automate tasks in bulk, such as instantiating several VMs. I would like to be able to automate RDMs for clusters. This solution needs to have more built-in workflows. View full review »
Thomas Chan
Assistant Manager System at Pro-Technic Machinery Ltd
The product is not quite easy to use and needs improvement in that regard. When the SSO certificate needs to be renewed, the upgrading and testing are quite complicated. We faced this issue just three months ago. View full review »
Adam Viusa
IT Manager at Garcia de Pou
Storage has room for improvement. It's a big problem for our solution. The interface also needs improvement, it should be simplified. They should integrate more storage systems for the replication. There should be an integrated replication tool. We have two sites and we want to have the data between the sites and all the data replicated. There is no ability to do that now. You have to buy this ability from another vendor. It's very expensive. The quality of the product is fine, it's good quality but the price is very high. In the next release, they should have better data synchronization between different brands and hardware so that you can replicate two data stores. VMware should maintain decent replication. There's no synchronization between VMware and different brands. For example, one installment from Dell and one installment from HP should be able to synchronize their data. View full review »
Co-Founder, IT Infrastrucure Solutions BU Head at Go Live
The solution could be a little bit less expensive. It used to be cheaper, but now it is very costly and the license model counts by the processor. The currency conversion rate in Egypt is very high, and a couple of thousand dollars means here a lot of money to us here. Mainly VMware integrates with other products, but there is no easy way to link with other products from a different vendor. We can integrate with other products from the same vendors fairly well, but if they could make it so integration is easier with other vendors, that would really help. View full review »
Syed Nouman Ali Rizvi
System Administrator at Institute of Space Technology (IST)
I think that vSAN can be improved. The GUI should be enhanced in the future. View full review »
IT Expert at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The UI should be more simplified so that fewer tech users are required. The workflow can be complicated. I would like a simpler workflow, and I would like it to be more friendly to use. In the next release, to make it easier to write the workflows, I would l like to see more HTML GUIs. View full review »
Senior Engineer at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution needs to integrate with Cloud facilities like AWS and Azure. Containerization, which I believe they are working on, needs to improve too. View full review »
Senior Systems Support Analyst at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
The interface could be improved to bring greater user-friendliness and ease of use. View full review »
IT Support at ICL
The licensing is expensive and should be improved. View full review »
Pre-Sales & Training Manager with 11-50 employees
VMware continues to improve its product, and we find a lot of new features that have improved over the years. I would like to see a greater ability to do mobile administration. View full review »
Miguel A. De Arriba
Consultor gerente at Telefónica
Using this solution requires a lot of experience. View full review »
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