VMware Software Defined Data Center Initial Setup

Robert Trasatti
VIP of Infrastructure Engineering at MindSHIFT
Depends on the product. vSphere was simple. ESXi is simple. vRealize Operations is simple to set up, but a little more difficult to make it do something that's useful. View full review »
Ryan Marsyla
Project Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I've been involved in initial setups, design sessions, architecture. I've found it to be absolutely straightforward. Ever since it became ESXi and it became a hypervisor itself, and not just an additional server product, it's beyond simple. You literally just load the ISO boot and you can start loading and creating services on top. View full review »
Ryan Blace
Architect at Farmers insurance
I was not involved in the setup at this company. But, I was at a previous one. There's a lot to it. vSAN is not as straightforward as it could be. But, partnering with Dell EMC, they put together an appliance called VxRail which is extremely easy to use. They solved all the problems. Anybody could do setup for VxRail. It asks you 15 minutes of questions and you walk away and it's done. View full review »
Ben Hinkle
Solutions architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The setup was neither easy nor too difficult, it is somewhere in the middle. There are pieces that are very easy to install. However, when you're talking about that bleeding edge of technology, there are pieces that are complex and sometimes, those pieces that are complex do require either support/professional services to get involved, as they have a deeper knowledge of that process. View full review »
NetworkS6a62
Network Solution Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The setup was straightforward. Then, we brought them in to give us a blessing, make sure that the components are properly configured and do an assessment on it. View full review »
SeniorVM2aef
Senior VMware Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It's become more and more straightforward. It was never too complex, unless we were doing something crazy. It's gotten very simple. From what used to take maybe a couple of days, is down to an hour. That's a huge improvement. View full review »
Matthew Koskela
Analyst at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
If you already know the basics of server virtualization, I would say that it's fairly easy. It's a central hub for integrating all these different products that they use, so for what it is, it's simple enough. As simple as it needs to be. View full review »
Security21a6
Security Engineer
I was involved from the start to the finish. I suppose it was complex because cause it's a different way of working to what we're used to, but now that we've migrated, we're happy with our choice. We had some help from a solutions architect with them, but mostly it was off our own back. View full review »
Technica5ea6
Technical Analyst 2
The setup was pretty much straightforward. However, they did not send an in-house team. View full review »
Aurelio Rodas
‎IT Specialist at Softshop s.a
The setup was complex. You need to be knowledgeable in using a physical data center in order to implement this solution. View full review »
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