VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Competitors and Alternatives

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Chuck Jones
Real User
Systems Architect at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 28 2018

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features is that it gives us granular insight into how the infrastructure is operating and running, down to the storage level, the hypervisor level, even the hardware level… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us with our goal of having a hyperconverged environment where we see workflows running on-prem, we see workflows running in the cloud, and the best place for the workflows to live… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see them bring in metrics for other things in the infrastructure, not just the virtual infrastructure: for example, being able to bring in metrics from my arrays themselves or my fiber… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using Foglight when Dell purchased Foglight; it was with somebody else before. That solution was very cumbersome, very hard. We needed to have a couple of people who were Foglight experts to… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely encourage colleagues to look at vRealize Operations. I would tell them the experience I have had with it and help them see the differences, how vRealize Operations works with other… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have looked at other solutions. We purchased Veeam not too long ago. Veeam has a product called Veeam ONE that does somewhat the same thing, but the way vRealize Operations integrates with the… more»
Real User
System Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 12 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature would be the capacity planning. I can see where we're at as far as usage on our data stores, our CPU and memory. It lets us know where we need to grow. We haven't found it to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest benefit to us is that it shows us where our pain points are; where we need more storage, where we need more network or bandwidth, where we need more CPU or more memory. We know where our… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a better interface, something that's more intuitive, one dashboard that shows everything I want to see on. The dashboards that come with it are focused on certain things that… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We bought some tools from vCenter. We had to go through all the logs yourself, all the metrics ourselves. It tied into our UCS system that we had attached to our UCS, Hitachi system, and vCenter… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a seven because it's complex. The new versions are a lot better. If you're considering vROps I would tell you do first do your homework. Make sure that you're ready and that… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at ManageEngine and SolarWinds. We chose vROps because we're a large company and they gave us a good price cut. Also because the feature set looked good from the demos.
Real User
Chief Architect For Virtualization at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 16 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is troubleshooting. When somebody comes and says, "I have slow response," and we say, "Really?" And they say, "Yeah, we want double the CPU and RAM." We can take a look at it and say, "Uh, no. Here's what you're… more»

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see more of the advanced reporting without having to go to the advanced product and paying the extra price. Canned reports are great, but you shouldn't have to pay for custom reports.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Unfortunately, we were using vFoglight and that thing was the most complicated solution. You needed to be a rocket scientist to even use it. We were glad to get rid of it after three years, and we've been extremely pleased since we… more»

What other advice do I have?

In terms of advice to colleagues, I would give them examples of reports to prove that what we're saying is true, but the proof is in the pudding. I rate it a nine out of 10. If it had more advanced features without having to pay for them it… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at vFoglight again, but it was too difficult. We looked at a product called VMTurbo (Turbonomic), and it didn't really come up to par during the PoC that we went through. We weren't very happy with it.
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 16 2018

What is most valuable?

* Capacity planning * Project management * Troubleshooting It gives us a pane of glass to troubleshoot all our VMware technologies in one place. Also, we haven't gotten into any of the automation yet, but a lot of the automation tools show… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides easier troubleshooting. Especially on the Horizon side of things, it helps us to troubleshoot if there are CPU issues or memory issues in the environment. It has resulted in shorter times for troubleshooting issues. It's easier… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an improvement in the cost features, and by that, I mean the chargeback functions, because my company won't go all the way into vRA for the automation piece. We're looking at different tools for automation. If they could… more»

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution an eight out of 10. What would make it a 10 are improved features for the endpoint operations agent and the ability to more easily monitor solutions other than just VMware. We have a mixed environment that includes… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We've looked at other solutions but we stick with the vRealize Operations mainly for the usability and the integration with VMware.
Daniel-Diaz
Real User
Cloud Lead at Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Oct 14 2018

What is most valuable?

Gives a glass pane for our organization, it makes it very simple to give operations a simplified go-to product to find a VM, for example. It's absolutely very intuitive. For example, we have a big… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's been very successful. Before, we didn't know, as an organization, where some of the VMs or platforms were. Now, it's unified our organization to troubleshoot. So far, since we upgraded the… more»

What needs improvement?

One way the solution could be improved, in my opinion: management packs, more native management packs with API.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

When I started at the organization, we had other, existing competitors, and we also had vROps, but it wasn't fully scaled-out for our organization. But I saw the value just based on my experience.

What other advice do I have?

Pick something very simple and very intuitive and very efficient for operations. As an engineer, just basically simplify. It's a simplified product and vROps is the product that I would highly suggest… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

vROps was definitely on the top list, then we had VMTurbo (Turbonomic) and there's another product called Runecast. We have higher-tier products like Scalar but it's not really an operation type.
Real User
IT Operations Senior Analyst at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Dec 11 2018

What is most valuable?

We have found the integration with VMware to be one of the most valuable features. It's also easy to use. The interface is really clear and when there is an issue the color turns red.

How has it helped my organization?

It is easy to see when something has gone wrong. We just have to go in and fix it. The reduced time it takes to spot and fix an issue has improved my organization. It also saves the amount of… more»

What needs improvement?

I'm quite happy with the path that it's going on, so at the moment, I can't really recommend anything that this solution can improve on. I'm pleased with where it's going and the new features that are… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

One of our managers presented vRealize and we really liked it. It has better features than other alternatives.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight. It's a good solution and I like it. I haven't explored it enough to be able to say that it's a perfect ten. I would advise someone looking into this or a similar… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also use SolarWinds, AppDynamics, Nimsoft, plus vRealize as well. We're trying to make the company all go for one thing, but it's been a bit of a struggle. We'll be pushing it.
Micah Plourd
Real User
Senior Tech Engineer at McKinsey & Company
Jan 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The resource reclamation is the most valuable feature. We've had issues with our sandbox environment, and reclaiming these resources. Since, it's become a major selling factor in expanding the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The sandbox is a good example of how this product has improved my organization. We had our development team asking for more resources. With vROps, we were able to go in and show them specifically that… more»

What needs improvement?

So far, we've managed to build what we were missing, and that's what one of the nice features with our product. The flexibility with it that was missing in previous versions, is now the ability to go… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Having too many monitoring tools is a typical IT problem and the advantage with this solution was that this was giving us the ability not only to check the health of the environment and give… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at VMTurbo and there were a few other ones for resource reclamation but as soon as we found out that vROps in the newer versions was able to be a little bit more robust, it was the… more»
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