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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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 »
Tushar Tarkas
Consultant
Virutalization Architect at Calsoft
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 »
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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.
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.
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 »
Saurabh Chandratre
Consultant
Director Solutions Architect - EMEA & APAC at Blue Medora
Jan 09 2020

What is most valuable?

All the Blue Medora vROps management packs have features like: · OOTB dashboards · Collected metrics · OOTB Reports · Alerts and recommendations · External relationships · Capacity planning * Reduced… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Using VMware vRealize Operations with Blue Medora TVS helped to centralize data center operations monitoring platform. By adding the True Visibility Suite, its helped to monitor applications… more »

What needs improvement?

One missing component was the integration of Log Insight and vRealize Business within vROps. But, with the new version of vROps (v6.5 & v6.6), this requirement was also met with, as the other products… more »

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

The True Visibility Suite is available in three editions: Standard, Advanced and Enterprise. These packages align with the various infrastructure teams, and offer a convenient way to pick the best… more »

What other advice do I have?

* Conduct workshops and capture monitoring requirements at a high level; document and understand the customer's requirements. * Study the customer’s infrastructure, as it will be useful during the… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There were a couple of options that we considered, like Microsoft SCOM and SolarWinds, but the level of monitoring and dashboard visibility wasn’t there.
Mark Stringer
Consultant
IT Consultant at Sureskills
Jan 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features would be that it gives us a breakdown on the ESX host and then the virtual machines themselves. Also, with some of the add-ons that they provide with vROps you can start to see if there are any issues with things like Exchange Infrastructure or SQL add-ons, etc. It's… more »

What needs improvement?

I would like to see improvement from the application layer. They have add-ons for SQL and Exchange. It would be nice to see some additional application support being developed further down the line.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

They compare reasonably well to alternative solutions. There are several products that are out there that would manage a virtual infrastructure for customers, but we perceive it to be the best of the existing range of products in that area.
Brad-Long
Real User
IT Infrastructure Manager at SMC USA
Jan 03 2019

What is most valuable?

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… more »

What needs improvement?

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.

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

We weren't previously using another solution. Other than just general NetFlow products, nothing really shows the visualization of the network flow like what we're seeing with Network Insight.

What other advice do I have?

I have seen the demos and what it can provide is fantastic. It more than makes it worth it to use the product. I would rate it between a nine to ten.
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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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