VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Reviews

VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is the #1 ranked solution of our top Cloud Management tools. It's rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) - VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) vs VMware vRealize Automation (vRA)

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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 »
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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 »
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Tushar Tarkas
Consultant
Virutalization Architect at Calsoft Pvt. Ltd.
Nov 01 2018

What is most valuable?

The best feature that works in this solution is the ease of pluggability that is provides and analytics engine which runs behind the scenes. The biggest way it is intuitive to the user is it allows you to create your custom dashboards… more »

How has it helped my organization?

A lot of benefits of this solution come to my mind. It allows me to see how my entire infrastructure is performing in a simplified manner. It also gives me a waterfall analysis and a lot of custom badges to tell me if there are any health… more »

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more applications and out-of-the-box solutions for well-known applications, like Oracle or Microsoft Exchange. Certain out-of-the-box solutions for these applications, as well as containers. If I had a container solution… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have seen a lot of custom home grown solutions in the industry before people started integrating with VMware Operations. I have been attending VMware events and part of the VMware club. Being part of VMware, I know about this product… more »

What other advice do I have?

If you are running an infrastructure with a variety of components from various different vendors, and want to get monitoring all in one place, this is the solution to go with. The important criteria when selecting a vendor for any solution… more »
Ben Moore
Real User
Lead Systems Engineer at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Oct 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Application monitoring: Checking to make sure the HTTP application is alive, if the Windows service is running. If it is not, then providing a real-time alert. It also provides the ability to resolve… more »

How has it helped my organization?

vROps has improved our organization by giving it that high level monitoring of the complete environment with the different plugins that it has. It is a single pane of glass to our environment to… more »

What needs improvement?

The biggest room for improvement would be the customizability of the alerting function. The emails that come through are somewhat difficult to tailor along with the information contained within them… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

This is the first solution that we deployed for total enterprise monitoring. We went with vROps because we were heavily invested in the VMware architecture, so it made sense to go that route.

What other advice do I have?

Try to stay with something that is going to monitor your entire environment. Don't go with one solution that will monitor your virtual infrastructure and another that will monitor the Window Servers… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Another vendor on our shortlist was WhatsUp Gold.
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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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
Infrastructure Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 17 2018

What is most valuable?

Most valuable feature is the dashboards that we can customize per-user that logs into them. If we need to make a dashboard that's very high-level for our executive to see how our virtual environment's… more »

How has it helped my organization?

One of the benefits for our organization, in particular, was the optimization piece where, historically, our virtual environment has always been over-provisioned. We've always tried to go from a… more »

What needs improvement?

A lot of feedback that we're getting from some of our engineers who are actually using Operations today is that the graphics are very low-key. When it comes to red, yellow, green, yes, "Skittles… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't have a solution at the get-go. Once we implemented this, we actually saw the grand scheme, or a higher level, from top-down, of our whole virtualized environment, that we weren't getting… more »

What other advice do I have?

If you're running VMware, implement vRealize Operations as soon as possible. I would rate the solution and eight out of ten. The only reason why (it's not a ten) is because of that graphical interface… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had a little bit of Hyper-V, but normally, mostly VMware.
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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 »
Abdulaziz Radwan
Real User
Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 19 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the feature that alerts you when you have any issues or when you may face any upcoming issues. It can alert you within the day or two days before. It can also help you if you want to scale your environment. It will give you a scalable plan to scale your storage or the… more »

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has helped to improve my organization because we use it for reporting when management wants to know what we have in the data center in our virtualization environment. We can just send the reports over the vRealize Operations and it will tell how much we consume in our environment… more »

What needs improvement?

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.

What other advice do I have?

I would give this solution a nine. One for the future improvement. I would recommend it, and especially if you have a huge environment, it will easily give you a complete view of what's inside and what configuration is in it.
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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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