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VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Pros and Cons

VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Pros

Tech Lead VMware Support Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If the network goes down between our office and one of our data centers then it is able to detect that. It will provide you ways to get a deeper understanding of the issues, and it will suggest resolutions.
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Senior System Administrator at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
The dashboards are really good. They give you a glimpse of what is really going on in your virtualized environment. The ability to create customized dashboards based on your needs is also great.
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BW
Consultant at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
Our business is built around testing, measurement, and performance measurement and vROps is the primary tool. We use it in a VMware environment and we do tests in other environments. But in the VMware environment, vROps and the associated products, Log Insight and Network Insight are the primary tools that we use. It's a basic tool. It's very important for our organization.
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Team Leader & VMware Specialist Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
For project management and new clients, the What-If Analysis is very good. You can use it for workloads. When you are adding new workloads to your platform, it helps you avoid impacting your production.
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GM IT Infra at PVR Ltd
There's a feature known as Smart Alerts in vRealize Operations, which I have found to be useful if there's anything going wrong in the infrastructure. What usually happens is that you get so many alerts that you become confused. Smart Alerts give you visibility into your infrastructure and also recommend how to fix the situation. That's a feature which I'm really a fan of.
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Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The dashboards and the interface are very easy to understand, very lively, and very dynamic.
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FN
Senior Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The capacity planning is one of the most valuable features. That is brilliant.
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System Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It gives us visibility into the virtual infrastructure, and even the physical infrastructure, and into the workloads running. We have visibility even at the level of the appliance services. We can monitor everything. We can also create dependency reports, so if a service is down, it will not impact things. It gives us those dependencies brilliantly.
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IT Projects at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I have integrated vROps with vRealize Log Insight and vRealize automation. After integrating vRealize, we tried to split and combine the logs from the login sites for more alerts and information to organize the whole infrastructure and have automation. We used many different types of scripts trying to orchestrate them all together into one solution, replacing, for example, Elasticsearch and some other scripts.
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Manager, IT Infrastructure and Data Center at Asian Paints
VM rightsizing is another very good feature and capacity planning is something else that I like about it.
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VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Cons

Tech Lead VMware Support Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In the past, when we have raised priority one tickets and they have sent us level one engineers. This wasted time because the L1 was only able to perform the troubleshooting steps that we had already completed.
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Senior System Administrator at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
vROps has a hypervisor level of monitoring going on in our data center. We are using other products, like SolarWinds, to have a service and OS-level of monitoring. Because we are using two solutions simultaneously for different levels of monitoring, it would be really nice in the future to have a service monitoring or OS-level of monitoring in vROps, e.g., adding the support online for monitoring services, like Linux services, Linux Databases, and Linux servers as well as Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Active Directory, or other Microsoft services, since we use them a lot. It would definitely help us in the future if vROps implemented this feature.
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BW
Consultant at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
If I put on the hat of a client, I would say cost needs improvement. For clients with reasonable-sized infrastructure farms, you're looking at licensing at either per socket or per VM, and if you have an installation of any size, you're doing it per socket, and the per-socket licensing is a little heavy. Per VM license, if they have large numbers of VM, it is just not practical.
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Team Leader & VMware Specialist Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
In a previous version, you could click on a cluster to see a lot of information about efficiency, e.g., when you will run out of memory, CPU usage, and RAM in percentages. In newer versions, you see this information in megahertz and kilobytes, not percentage. I don't like this change so much. If you need to present information to your boss or Director of IT, the information would be better with a percentage. Now, you have only a big number and don't know the percentage of use that you are getting from the VMs. I don't know why they changed it, but I liked the percentage version more than getting the numbers for megahertz of memory. Also, kilobytes of memory is a very large number. For a simple view, gigabytes or terabytes is better.
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GM IT Infra at PVR Ltd
For the initial setup, there should be some sort of auto discovery of the environment. That should be enabled. It has the ability to discover a main node, but it could still be made easier, to reduce the initial configuration and setup time.
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Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The what-if analysis section is not very advanced and there is a lot of room for improvement.
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System Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
When it comes to policies, they need to fine tune things to make it easier. It is a bit difficult setting up policies.
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IT Projects at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution can improve by offering more flexible integration with other platforms or products, such as Hyper-V or Azure. Not everyone uses VMware. It would be beneficial to have a more open-source concept for integration, creating more visibility across multiple clouds.
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Manager, IT Infrastructure and Data Center at Asian Paints
We integrated vROps with vRealize Log Insight, but it was not helpful to me. It was not giving me any good data.
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SR
Architecture Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
If it could help with calculating on-prem costs, based on their experience, it would help customers determine whether to remain on-prem or move to the cloud.
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