VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) Stability

SnrVirtEng3a90
Sr Virtualization Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is very stable. I've had no downtime from the vRealize Automation appliances or components. I think the biggest challenge is being communicative in the infrastructure as you change the infrastructure underneath the automation. This goes back to the naming conventions and the consistency, but you need to be cognizant, as you change your underlying infrastructure - whether that is new storage arrays you're adding, new DV switches you're creating, or new hosts that you're taking out or putting in - you have to be cognizant of your automation. It would be nice if this product was a little bit more intuitive regarding what's connected to it. View full review »
Allen Nussbaumer
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I've been impressed with the stability so far. It does what we ask it to. That's always nice. You don't have to think about it. We haven't had any downtime. View full review »
EricSturm
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
No issues with Stability now working on testing out the new version on NSXt via blueprints which will provide a whole new level of control and management for our SDDC virtualized networking stack. View full review »
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ProductE7a95
Product Engineer at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
So far, VRA seems stable to me. I don't have any complaints. View full review »
Allen Nussbaumer
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The stability is good. It's one of those things that we can just stand up and forget. We haven't really had any problems with it. It's just there, and we can rely on it. View full review »
Bob Plankers
Solutions Architect at a university
vRealize Automation stability is pretty good. They are always fixing bugs. The product team is doing a great job of addressing any issues that we might have. View full review »
Craig Debban
IT Director at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
It's very stable. The one little hiccup we had was with some of the networking but I think that was more our physical switch configurations, supports and protocols. When you try to lock things down you have to know it end-to-end. But once it's in place, it's rock solid. I think the stability on the network side is there. It was more on us, to be honest. View full review »
DavidBurton
IT Director at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We don't really have a stability issue with it. It's not a product that really goes down for us. Although it's not a product we consider to be in our "five nines" of availability, like our other systems are, it's more a tool. We're able to maintain it after hours and patch as needed. But I can't even remember the last time it went down during business hours. View full review »
James Jones
IT Manager at a individual & family service with 10,001+ employees
It's very stable. We haven't had any issues and we've been using it for roughly two years. We're upgrading to the 7.5 now. View full review »
David Gangwish
Systems Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Stability has gotten a lot better. However, the vRO aspect, when you have a multi-vRA head, is a little bit finicky still. vRO still needs to stay on one appliance and be one application, because, when you have two, you can't see runs on the other one that are happening when you're not logged into that one. View full review »
reviewer962037
DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
There are some issues with stability. We discovered some bugs and we constantly have to work with VMware to figure out a way to fix them. There is no ideal product, it doesn't exist, which is why we are okay with this product. We don't have critical problems that are causing our production problems. View full review »
Daniel Pratt
Infrastructure Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I haven't had any stability issues with it. View full review »
Alain Dalis
Technical Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The stability is why I rated it a seven and not higher. There were several cases where we had to restart some services because it wasn't working correctly anymore. People cannot extend their machine or replay their machine. There is no alert to say that there is a problem and that we should stop the service. The monitoring system is not very good. View full review »
SrManage32bf
Sr. Manager, Open Systems Service Desk at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
in general, it took us a long time to get it off the ground. We had a lot of issues upfront and we determined that we just needed to scrap it. I think we scrapped it two or three times before we actually got it built the way we wanted, and we're still not where we need to be. We have had downtime. There have been some issues, but we're also two iterations behind on version. We're getting ready to move to a new HA environment and go on to the newest product line. View full review »
Brian Wurtzel
Systems Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
So far, stability is great. We haven't had anything crash or be taken down by bugs that we've come across. View full review »
James Thomas
Customer Apps Manager at TSTT
It's stable. To my knowledge, we have not had any downtime. If there was any downtime, it had nothing to do with VMware. It could have been our infrastructure itself. Or what we might have had a misunderstanding regarding how to get certain things done. View full review »
Ashok Padmaraju
Technical Manager at Gilead Sciences, Inc.
From a stability perspective, VMware is number one compared to other products that are available in the market. We have never had any major downtime, after going to vSphere 6.5 and afterward. Earlier, yes, there were challenges, but nowadays it's very smooth and very straightforward. View full review »
Brian Wurtzel
Systems Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
So far it's very stable. We haven't had any crashes, any issues with it. The problems that we have had have been in configuring things because we're already in the last stage where we're accepting the consultant's work. So we're finding little things here and there. But otherwise, generally, the system has been up. We haven't had any downtime with it, other than the stuff that needs to be configured a little better. View full review »
SeniorAsb713
Senior Associate at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
The stability of the product has been good. However, I feel like the upgrade, doing more of the infrastructure administration, has been more problematic for my organization. But otherwise, it's been a good product. View full review »
Principa7a88
Principal Engineer at T-Mobile
We have run into some issues with stability. Primarily, some of the components seem to go out of whack with each other sometimes but, for the most part, it's been stable. It's just that when it fails, to be honest, it seems to fail spectacularly. It has to do heavily with the authentication portion of it. That is one of our biggest issues with it. Beyond that, vRO can get out of sync with vRA. We've run into that every once in a while. But it's very rare, compared to the authentication problem. View full review »
SystemsE1cf3
Systems Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
My impression of its stability is "middle of the road." We've had some issues where it seems to be a little bit sensitive, where deployments fail and we don't really know a specific reason why. We'll dig through logs and try to figure out what's going on, but it's not always apparent why it failed. And you can kick it off again and it'll succeed. So stability could be better. View full review »
SystemsA4ba9
Systems Admin at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
I'm happy so far, I haven't had any stability issues. View full review »
SystemEn41bf
System Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We had a lot of issues at first. Especially with doing any kind of upgrades, it was a complete tear-down and a complete rebuild of all the Blueprints. The upgrade process was not easy or intuitive at all. But it seems to be getting better. View full review »
Gowthaman N
Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is absolutely stable, at this stage. We are able to meet our customers' expectations. VMware is a company which has already grown up. That's the reason we're opting for these new technologies, even though it's taking some time. Even if it is going to be a little bit slower, it's going to be stable. We trust VMware. View full review »
Brent Tate
Senior Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We haven't really had any problems with stability. Usually, for what we use it for, it has been very stable, very dependable. I feel like it's done a good job. View full review »
ScottSmith
Senior Systems Admin at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability is 95 percent. There are some situations where it gets a little bit clumsy. When it gets really big, when you're dealing with a very large deployment, it can be a little bit difficult, but it's better than nothing. It does a significant job, given what it's tasked to do. View full review »
Principaf295
Principal Vendor Manager at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
It's very stable. And due to the software contracts - we have a subscription membership - we get the newer versions. It's going be around and, from what I heard at one of the sessions today at VMworld 2018, it's going to be around for a while. View full review »
SystemsE95ef
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It does go down from time to time. We have some issues with the appliances sometimes and we have to do reboots in the middle of the day. That affects the ability for them to deploy. Existing stuff that is already deployed, there's no downtime for that, but it does keep them from deploying at that time. View full review »
Technicadcf7
Technical consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Stability is not great, although, the latest release has been better. View full review »
OpsManb515
Ops Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The stability needs a lot of work. The troubleshooting component of vRealize is a pain. The administration and the upgrades are not up to the mark. If they were able to improve on that, that would be the best thing and would make it much easier to run it in the enterprise. View full review »
ITSoluticb23
IT Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability is pretty good now; previous versions, not so much, but it has improved. In earlier versions, we had issues with crashes, but the latest version has been much better. View full review »
reviewer698502
DevOps Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We had a stability issue just this morning. This past weekend was patch day, so it was Monday and patches were done Saturday. The form didn't display properly, so I had to reboot the vRA. Due to the HA, we had to reboot the vRA appliances to get it working again. This might be because the database were ripped out from underneath of it and never reconnected. However, this is not a common occurrence. View full review »
SysAdmia446
Sys Admin at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's pretty stable. Once in a while we'll have a problem, but it will be something that's inside the vRA database that got corrupted somehow and they have to clear something out. For example, sometimes, when I deploy a machine, it'll be in the request queue and it'll stay there for a while. Then someone will have to go in there and do something to clear that queue. View full review »
Solution04d1
Solution Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 51-200 employees
We've been using this product for a while and the stability is fantastic. As long as we keep our hardware maintained, and we're doing everything we can on that front, I don't see any issues with stability. View full review »
Daniele Ulrich
Cloud Architect at Swisscom
We have found this solution to be stable as long as we don't test its limits. We have had huge installations where we had some problems with performance and stability. View full review »
SysEng94654
Principal Systems Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Stability is okay. However, this is one of the products which I have had support work on the most. View full review »
NetworkL2008
Network Lead at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Its first iteration had some hiccups. It wasn't as streamlined. It crashed a lot more. This version has been way more solid. View full review »
Virtualib6f8
Virtualization Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Thankfully, where we're at, we don't have the need for the criticality, we don't need a quick reaction to stability issues. But having the right resources available will help the stability. View full review »
Marcel Swartjes
Project Architect
I'm setting it up as a simple solution. It's much more stable than the highest available variant. We have a lot of intel machines providing a solution. View full review »
Sebastien Duthil
Cloud engineer at a government with 10,001+ employees
Stability is good. It helps us provide more services and give more capacities. It improved our infrastructure and gives us more possibilities to provide our users. It's a very good product. View full review »
ITManage6b01
IT Manager at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We have no issues whatsoever with it. It's very stable. View full review »
HeadOfCl13dd
Head of Cloud and Technology with 1,001-5,000 employees
Now, it's pretty stable, as long as you do not touch it. However, upgrades are always a pain. View full review »
Solution5f0c
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
They need to get away from Windows. View full review »
SystemsE081e
Systems engineer
The stability is good enough. View full review »
SeniorIn5430
Senior Infrastructure Design at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have not had any outages or crashes so far. View full review »
Ryan Thele
Virtualization Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's very stable. We haven't had any downtime whatsoever. View full review »
Ahmet Oztuna
Technical Project Manager at Bilgibim
It is stable. We haven't had any problems with vRA and it has been working for more than three years. We upgraded to the new version without any problems, and the customer is using it. View full review »
reviewers832
Principal Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
It is a stable product. You can run your Tier 1 and Tier 2 apps on it. View full review »
Se5c56
Systems Engineer with 10,001+ employees
It's stable. Doesn't die. View full review »
Engineer4281
Engineer with 5,001-10,000 employees
So far, so good, in terms of the stability. View full review »
VicePres6996
Vice president at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We haven't had any problems stability-wise with vRA. View full review »
ItManger6545
IT Infrastructure Manager at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
So far, stability has been good. View full review »
ITProfes59f3
IT Professional
The stability on the 6.2 version is very bad. It crashes. VMware tech support knows the IIS component is a bit buggy. View full review »
Robin Naundorf
Systems Engineer at a university
Up until now, it has been quite stable. However, we have not pushed it to its boundaries. View full review »
CloudSerae94
Cloud Services Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Earlier on there were some problems and with upgrades, and there were some other problems as well. But in between, it tends to run pretty well. We leave it alone. View full review »
Dennis Bray
Chief Architect at Ens inc
The product is stable. When we used it early on, the changes were so rapid that we had to be careful with versioning. We probably still have to be pretty careful between versioning. The environment includes NSX, as well as vRA. Therefore, we have to pay attention to making sure everything is compatible. View full review »
FieldSer095c
Field Service Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
If you don't make any technical changes, it works. You need a test scenario before implementing changes. View full review »
Carsten Fraszcak
Team Lead Private Cloud at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Solution1762
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
I haven't had any issues with the stability. View full review »
Laurentiu Coica
Team leader infrastructure at Asseco SEE
7.4 is okay but we have had some issues with 7.5. We have issues with the approval process of the request. The link for the approval doesn't work. I opened a ticket with VMware and I still haven't gotten an answer. I don't like the infrastructure. View full review »
ITArchitc77e
IT Architect at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Stability is fine. Though, we have seen some issues with upgrades or installations. This means we have to raise a call every time with VMware. View full review »
SeniorSy1228
Senior Systems Administrator at Webroot Software
The stability is good. View full review »
Director82fa
Director of Infrastructure at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Stability is good. View full review »
Wilson Pardini
Executive Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It is a stable product. View full review »
Solution7e5a
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is very stable, especially for high availability features. View full review »
Engineer29fa
Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The stability is good. View full review »
Edgar Voss
Information Technology Services at TUI InfoTec GmbH
The stability is okay, but could be improved. We sometimes receive strange errors, which can only be solved with specialists. View full review »
Computer55ed
Computer Repairman with 5,001-10,000 employees
It's a stable product. View full review »
Headofit501
Head of IT at Interswitch
Dara Rad
User at Lidoma
Stability is fine. View full review »
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