VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Pros and Cons

VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Pros

SeniorTefd9a
Senior Technical Architect at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The reporting is a fantastic tool. It's a great tool for generating reports on different things, and for historically looking at performance metrics to help solve performance problems in an application stack.
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SystemEn3d6f
System Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Abdulaziz Radwan
Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vmware always gives us the best support. They are friendly to talk to and they understand the real impact of what's happening. They are trying to get into the issue as one of your team. They also fit into your working hours to solve your issues.
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Micah Plourd
Senior Tech Engineer at McKinsey & Company
This solution is most definitely scalable. We've already gone back to the drawing board and specifically designed it from the ground up, to be scalable with the size of our environment moving forward.
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Mark Stringer
IT Consultant at Sureskills
The initial setup was very straightforward. From the web interface, you can literally just go straight into actually installing vROps with very little previous knowledge required to get it up and running.
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Brad-Long
IT Infrastructure Manager at SMC USA
The most valuable feature would be the ability to plug into the data feeds that we have and pull information from physical hardware as well as the virtual layer. The best feature is the visualization of what's going on, so we can take a very quick look and see if there are any issues that stand out.
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Andy Weissenborn
CTO at NHS Connecting for Health
The most valuable feature is the insight into how our infrastructure is actually working and the kind of performance that when users either say there is an issue, it gives some insight into finding out what's going wrong with it. I think its cause we have it mainly based on our production units.
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Marcelo Jurevicius
IT Specialist at Experian
It has increased the speed of VM deployment. A normal server request would come in, it could take anywhere from three to four days to deploy and now within 15 minutes they can click and have something up and running. IT support for developers is nice as well because they are able to manage the environment themselves.
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Sysadminf40e
Sysadmin at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like that we can see what amount of the CPU has been used and what's been handed out. We can see how we can bring the virtual machines in line with what actually has been used which has saved us cost.
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LeadATec1296
Lead Technical Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the insight into real-time performance.
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VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Cons

SeniorTefd9a
Senior Technical Architect at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The whole interface is like an information overload, it just bombards me with messages, warnings, and alerts. When I follow through on the majority of these messages, I realize that I'm really just wasting time because they're not really real problems.
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SystemEn3d6f
System Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We haven't found it to be intuitive or user-friendly. We're on version 6.0, it's gotten better since but there's a lot of things we have to do under the hood to make it work how we want it to work. It doesn't work out of the box very well until it's been fine-tuned.
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Abdulaziz Radwan
Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
They can change the interface for the 6.7 vSphere that would make it more simple and more friendly. I think changing the interface of the operations manager would be good. It's friendly to use right now but it would simplify it more.
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Micah Plourd
Senior Tech Engineer at McKinsey & Company
With our environment right now, stability is the one sticking point. There hasn't been a great deal of handholding in between the different versions, so we've run into problems with there being what I would call "more than just the average change between versions" and it's caused a loss of data for us in the past.
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Mark Stringer
IT Consultant at Sureskills
The initial setup was very straightforward. From the web interface, you can literally just go straight into actually installing vROps with very little previous knowledge required to get it up and running.
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Brad-Long
IT Infrastructure Manager at SMC USA
As they're able to add in more vendors for hardware to be able to pull information from different firewalls, switches, or other vendors, I would like to see where we can get more of a complete view of what's going on in the network. That would make this solution better.
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Andy Weissenborn
CTO at NHS Connecting for Health
I would like to see them get a holistic view of the organization, not just focusing on the server and the state that it's running on but to widen that out from the end user all the way through. It's a key critical part but actually, it needs to bring outside of that, then to the networking elements and the inter-dependencies that are in hospital solutions.
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Marcelo Jurevicius
IT Specialist at Experian
It does the functions that we need it to. Although we do have some issues from time to time. We're looking for more maturity out of the product but it's getting better with every release.
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Sysadminf40e
Sysadmin at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is user-friendly although there's always room for improvement. In the beginning, it was about figuring out where you can find what, but once you know it, it becomes easier to navigate.
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LeadATec1296
Lead Technical Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see more integration between vRealize Operations, Log Insight, and Network Insight. It would be nice if they worked a bit better together.
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