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Real User
Solutions Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 03 2018

What is most valuable?

They've come up with more canned dashboards, which is great. Also, it does have hooks into it. I like that it's integrated with the other suite of tools. That's a big plus for the tool. It's… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I like that it's integrated with the vRA. It is helping us, as we're rolling out automation, to do intelligent placement of new servers, based on the vROps metrics that are being created.

What needs improvement?

There are several additional features I'd like to see. For one, the metrics. It collects tons of metrics, but it's very unclear what exactly a metric is. There'll be something like a "CPU Usage" and… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is starting to get unmanageable. It used to be a better pricing deal. They were selling us the suite and we were taking advantage of most everything in that suite. Something that we're… more»

What other advice do I have?

Depending on your use case, I would caution you to know what it does and what it doesn't do. We bought it with pie-in-the-sky hopes that it would really solve everything. For this product in… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at a couple of other products. We looked at Turbonomic and Veeam. But we have a very large relationship with VMware, so we have a hefty discount. We are also very involved with using Log… more»
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 16 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to right-size a workload, based on historical data for that workload. It also allows us to "sanity-check" the entire infrastructure by getting monthly reports… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has saved us quite a bit of money by making those workloads run more efficiently and it has allowed us to recover a lot of wasted resources.

What needs improvement?

It's a very complex product. It has gotten better over the years, but they still have some work to do. It still requires a lot of time, and some training, to get accustomed to it. Moving forward, I… more»

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

When I started with my current company, seven years ago, they were using another solution and it was terrible. It didn't give us any of the planning, the change management, any of that stuff that was… more»

What other advice do I have?

You'd want the ease of use to be the primary draw to the product. Somebody who is evaluating vROps - when I didn't know anything about it and I was looking at it for the first time - it is very… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There are other providers out there that will give a similar experience to vROps, but we're comfortable with it. We were being pressured to look at these other things because one of our acquisitions… more»
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Richard-King
Real User
Engineering Manager at Deloitte
Sep 26 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to get a view of our entire environment in a single pane of glass. We're a very large company, so going from one interface to another to troubleshoot an issue… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits of the solution are stability, uptime, and awareness of what's going on in our environment. By being aware of issues, potentially even before they happen - for example, we'll see trends… more»

What needs improvement?

Any product is going to have room for improvement. As long as they keep innovating and listening to us, I think that's going to help. One of the big areas that would help us in the future is to focus… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Cost is an issue on vROps. The Standard edition, for an organization our size, is just not useful at all. However, I like the price point of vROps Standard. But as a company, the Advanced is the… more»

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

We had a lot of homegrown solutions and different products. We have Splunk, we're using Tableau, different reporting services that were based on gathering our own data, power CLI scripts, going out… more»

What other advice do I have?

vROps is a ten out of ten. It's a really good product, I'm excited about it, I like using it. It's also one of those products that I like engaging with on a daily basis. It's easy to use, it's kind of… more»
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»
ChristianSmith
Real User
Principal Server Specialist at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 14 2018

What is most valuable?

One of the things that we had to rollout in the last year and a half is compliance. The product has done a great job of ensuring all of our virtual infrastructure is compliant, and we have met all our regulatory compliance, which has been a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has enhanced our ability to troubleshoot and effectively manage our solutions to understand what clusters are having issues and diagnose those programs right away, so we can be proactive. We are now proactive, which we weren't before. We… more»

What needs improvement?

Working with vendors more to suck more pieces in via the infrastructure and do that for zero cost, if we could. While not always based on VMware, if we want to add something in like Microsoft SCOM data, we have to go out and buy it, or… more»

What other advice do I have?

* Dig into your requirements. * Put a list together. * Then, start taking a look at vCOPS, because it's a great product. It most likely will fit your requirements. I would highly recommend the product to anybody who is out there. It has… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Turbonomic. It was expensive because of their ability to learn your environment. We already owned a piece of the vROPs suite, the compliance manager, so we sort of fell into the suite. We thought we can go out and buy… more»
Christian Petrarca
Real User
Manager, Sever Storage at Trinity Health Of New Engineerland
Sep 13 2018

What is most valuable?

Its most valuable features are the automation and the preventive nature that's built into it. For example, for the younger techs who are doing things in vCenter, you can change their security so they can only do certain things, but that… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The new features in v6.7 are going to bring a lot of our use case to fruition for us. Right now, we just don't have enough insider training to make that a reality. That was one of the reasons for coming here, to VMworld 2018: To improve our… more»

What needs improvement?

We're on the 6.0 version, so it does lack a little bit of that intuitiveness. You have to have some experience with VMware to get around inside of it. That's one of the reasons that I've loved what I've seen so far with 6.7. We've already… more»

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

We didn't have anything in place, we were just vCenter. But with vCenter, you don't get the alarms and alerts in an intuitive fashion and you don't have the organization that you have with vROps. It goes a long way with that one pane of… more»

What other advice do I have?

Install and do an evaluation and you'll be looking for licensing within a few days of your installation. It won't take the whole 30 days to figure it out. My rating of eight out of 10 is strictly the result of my own experience with version… more»
Real User
Senior Technical Architect at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Feb 05 2019

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It hasn't improved our organization, we have monitoring in place already, too much overlapping monitoring because wasteful operationally. Also, the learned behavior thing… more»

What needs improvement?

I used to use the old version, and I liked the old version before it was rebranded. The interface was more intuitive, it was more familiar with traditional vSphere client… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing and licensing structure of this solution weren't so bad. Although the larger scales become more expensive because it's a per-socket model and that's the way… more»

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

We use foglight, and I have to admit vrealize is way better, but we really don't spend much time in either product. We haven't switched we use both to manage different… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a six.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have another solution from Dell EMC called Foglight, and it's way worse. vRealize is ten times better than that product. Although they both leave us with too much… more»
Real User
Infrastructure Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 27 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the reporting, to be able to generate reports. You come in on a Monday and see, "Okay, here are the things it found in the environment, here are the issues it's seeing,"… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us a lot of details about the environment that we normally wouldn't be able to see without using other tools. We get visibility into our infrastructure, a single interface to see storage… more»

What needs improvement?

One of the features I would like them to bring in is more application monitoring and more visibly into applications. Instead of the actual hardware and the environment, they need to go one step… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Costs could always be lower.

What other advice do I have?

I rate vROps at eight out of ten. I don't think any platform will ever be a ten because there's always that little bit of room to grow. But they do what they do fairly well. Maybe there are other… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

For this environment we're fairly small, so we didn't really look at anything else. In other environments, we compared other products and other companies against vROps. But, for this environment, it's… more»
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What is VMware vRealize Operations (vROps)?

Automate IT operations management, manage performance and gain visibility across physical and virtual infrastructure with VMware vROps. It proactively identifies and solves emerging issues with predictive analytics and smart alerts, ensuring optimum performance and availability of applications and infrastructures across vSphere, Hyper-V, Amazon and physical hardware.

Also known as
vCenter Operations Manager, VCOPS, vRealize Operations
VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) customers

Science Applications International Corporation, Tribune Media, Heartland Payment Systems, Telkom Indonesia, Columbia Sportswear, iGATE, CSS Corp, Angel Broking, Adira Finance, Hipskind, Beiersdorf Shared Services, Innovate Mas Indonesia, Adobe, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi , Join Experience S.A, Borusan Holdings, Department of Transport - Abu Dhabi

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