VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Room for Improvement

SolArch2087
Solutions Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
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 "Usage of the CPU". What's the difference between those two metrics? It turns out there is a difference, but they should make it intuitive so I can say, “I just want to go find this out in the tool.” You can't really do that because you've ended up spending a lot of time creating a report against a metric which wasn't the metric that you thought it was. So I would like to see, when I have the metrics in any of the screens, when I hover over one, that it pop up at least a sentence, if not a paragraph, saying what the metric is and not just that it's the measurement of the CPU. It should say how it's collecting that metric and what the importance is of that metric. That would be very helpful. Also, there are some metrics that are not included in the canned set. They call them super metrics in the tool, where you create your own metric. But the super metrics are not really reliable. It might be because we didn't create them correctly, although we did have help from VMware. They also don't translate into newer versions like a canned metric would. One of them is a vCPU to pCPU ratio. That's one that is missing, which should be very simple for them to collect. So the help on the metrics is super important because there are so many. It's a little bit too extensible. I love having that freedom to create. But I, and maybe three other people, understand the math enough to be able to use it. Everybody else says, “But where do I click to get that report?" The other thing is, when we first bought it, our vision was to use role-based access, give application teams access to view a dashboard for their stuff. We found out that the vROps tool can't handle more than about 20 concurrent sessions. For a company our size, we have some 3000 applications. If all these application teams want to have a dashboard up, that somebody is monitoring all day - we had to say nobody gets that because then everybody wants it. That was another thing that we were buying the tool for that we can't do. View full review »
SeniorSy12df
Senior Systems Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
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 would like to see some tighter integration with the vSphere Web Client, just so that I don't have to open multiple windows and jump back and forth. We're currently running vSphere 6.7 and there is a lot tighter integration between vROps and vSphere, but it can always be better. View full review »
Richard-King
Engineering Manager at Deloitte
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 on using vROps more as a tool to help us respond to these CVEs and security vulnerabilities that are coming in today's world. We're getting CVEs upon CVEs about security vulnerabilities, whether it's a process, or architecture, or VMware bug. It would be nice to be able to have those come into vROps and help us track them across our environment. Once a vulnerability is established, we as a company have to address that vulnerability as fast as possible. It would be nice if we could integrate that into a vROps dashboard, which sees every host and every VM in the environment. If it was able to flag areas: "Hey, these are left to be remediated, these aren't," those kinds of thing would be helpful. View full review »
Chuck Jones
Systems Architect at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 channel switches or my ethernet switches. Being able to collect that data would help in being able to lay a holistic view on top of how my entire system is functioning, from the hypervisor all the way down to my end-point. View full review »
ChristianSmith
Principal Server Specialist at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 certain widgets we have to buy. The more pieces we can receive for free and have everything cooked into vCOPS to give us a single pane of glass (for zero or minimal cost), this would benefit us. View full review »
Christian Petrarca
Manager, Sever Storage at Trinity Health Of New Engineerland
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 downloaded the installation remotely and we're just waiting to get back home so that we can actually do our upgrade. That's the first thing we're doing Monday is upgrading to 6.7. View full review »
SeniorTefd9a
Senior Technical Architect at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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 type interfaces. When I deployed the most recent version, I logged in and I was shocked that I didn't know where to go to do what I wanted to do. The whole interface is 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 real problems. There's a time to live metric that keeps flashing all the time saying things like "Your cluster is only going to have 45 days left before this resource is going to run out." It's not true. It simply doesn't happen. We could run our clusters with these warnings for another two years. I'm not happy with that. I don't want to be warned just because one VM deviates a little bit from what it would be doing on a normal basis. I'll only want to be alerted when that specific VM causes a genuine problem within the physical infrastructure, where it's going to create some sort of bottleneck of performance for a larger number of VMs collectively. There's x amount of bandwidth on a physical network interface card as the traffic flows over it. It's not really ever gonna be a bottleneck until that card itself becomes saturated. I don't want to see an alert about a VM that's running over a network card when the card itself isn't saturated. These are things that bother me about the product: information overload, too many warnings that are false alerts. After a while, when I see these things all the time I don't want to act on anything anymore. I don't want to log into the product because I know that when I log into it I'm going to see too much stuff that's just going to waste my time. View full review »
Infrastr7f30
Infrastructure Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 further and bring in application availability and application performance. I don't really care if the hardware's overloaded, as long as the application is performing correctly. That's all the users care about and that's all I really care about. View full review »
NetworkSb742
Network Server Analyst Senior
My number one request personally would be self-healing. So if there is an issue with the appliance, we should alerted and it should be clear as day. When you log in you get all these dashboards, everything looks really cool. But those dashboards don't do us any good if the health of the appliance is not 100%. So, if there are health issues with it, or it's not collecting data, it should self-heal. Or if the data is filling up on the disk, we need to know that and be able to click a button and say, "Do something about it," or "Give us step by step instructions on what to do to add a disk." I think they could also work on the infrastructure a little bit. It's highly customizable but it's hard to learn it. You have to be in there every day to really get the best use out of it. The nature of our organization is that my team kind is in charge of it but it really shouldn't be my team. It should be a monitoring performance type of team or operations team that owns it so that they can put the time in and create the proper dashboards. At the end of the day, they are going to be looking at those dashboards, not us. So the ease of use: If you're not a vROps guy from the beginning, it's a high learning curve. It comes out of the box with all these settings, that is where training comes in. I know they offer courses for that. But I think the solution should be more natural in getting to know it. View full review »
ManagerSc159
Manager System Integration
I would say it's slow. The version we have right now is pretty robust in the sense that after you've installed it, and it's been running for awhile - it has to run for at least thirty days or longer. Then, it really gives you back meaningful data. What would I like to see enhanced? The only thing I don't like is I've actually had to set it up twice from the ground up. That can be annoying. But, other than that the data it's providing is very useful to us. We set it up twice because we had major releases and we upgraded the vSphere environment. Quite a few releases and we didn't follow through with that part of the product, so it was behind. Therefore, to catch up, it was more advisable for us to start over. View full review »
Kieron Ifill
Principle System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
One thing we'd like to see, although I think they already have done so, is moving away from Flash. In terms of additional features, we'd like to see more integration with management packs, because one of the challenges we have is, depending on our third-party, we'll have to go outside of VMware to purchase management packs. If VMware increased the native management packs library, that would obviously help save us money and not have to rely on third-party solutions. View full review »
Steve Lain
Systems Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I've already spoken to the project managers during the TAM Customer Day here at VMworld 2018. They need to bring back the My Project piece. They removed it from the current release. That's the reason I haven't updated to the current release. They say the project or the infrastructure capacity planning is coming back. View full review »
Sean Peleras
Manager for Desktop Services at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Honestly I don't know. It's just really good. Maybe the interface is a little bit archaic. It needs to be updated and again we're on view 6.2, we're not even on 7 yet. So maybe it's changed, but a more modern look and approach. I'm not sure about exportability of data, and I haven't really toyed with that, I'm not even sure if it exists. Being able to find something and then export the needed data into something that's reusable for the team too. Visually, it looks great but what will you be able to do with it? You have to bring people over to your bulletin board and say look at this thing, or to your device and say look at this thing; versus being able to report out or maybe send out reports. So giving dashboards to people or even giving them periodic reports. View full review »
Al Granell
Member Of The Cloud Team at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
One of the big challenge with vROps is there so much to learn as a user as you're doing it. It is also getting these dashboards in front of the executive committee, so they can actually see the environment. It's much easier to give a manager a dashboard of his environment, but he drives the events down to his team, "Why are we getting these alerts, what's going on in our environment?" It's easier for him to do it because he's the boss of that area. Versus the support team, the VMware team, or the vROps team, in this case, driving these issues. I think we need to come up with more intuitive, outta the box dashboards, something I've even talked to about Blue Medora with. Help us out-of-the-box. Help us get that initial footprint up and running. We'll build from there. View full review »
Michael Gonzalez
NSX Engineer at Intelligent Decisions
I'd like to see more ease of creating dashboards. It seems that creating dashboards is more difficult than it probably could be; more of a wizard type of feel for creating dashboards for every single department. In our environment, we have people who we don't want to see everything. We want them to see what they need to see, not everything else. It seems harder to create that. It's not like a GUI, where you can say, "I want this stuff in here, and this is what I want them to see." When you see everything, you end up having way too much information. It's overload if you don't know what you're looking for. It would be helpful to be able to give management just enough for them to look at, or the SAN people, and not have to see every little thing. View full review »
ITSystem2387
IT System Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'd like to see some sort of better integration with vSphere. I couldn't get into the account setup, so it would be nice to set up an account somewhere which connects to vSphere. It would be nice if that was more streamlined. It would be something like, "Here's my vCenter, here's my admin credentials, create me an account, do the right delegation for me." Essentially it would automate the setup a bit further. I had to create roles, create accounts, and that sort of repetitive work that whoever has to deploy vROps will do. View full review »
Architec40ce
Virutalization Consultant at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
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 deployed on top of a VMware infrastructure, or outside as well, it would be really helpful. View full review »
Anthony Weaver
Systems Administrator at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
From a personal perspective, I would like it made clearer what options are available in the suite that the customer is not using. I know that I'm not using all of the capabilities for our environment, so being able to know where I could improve, or gather more data from - easily, in the interface - would be a big help. Without than I just have to go through tech support or read more of the documentation, dig in to get it out. If the system itself actually said, "Here are other options" that were easily visible, that would help people actually use the power of the product. View full review »
Chris Beardsley
Database Systems Admin at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Between the previous version and this one, they should keep going with the improvements in how intuitive it is, streamline it more, and keep going with that notion. If possible, for the medical industry, I would like to see it work with Epic, being able to focus in on Epic during the installation and have it move right into the Epic role. That would be great. View full review »
William Earles
Director Of Infrastructure Services at Yavapai College
Intuitive? Probably. User-friendly? It could probably use a little work there. It is something of a beast. There's a lot that it can do but getting in there and getting everything working the way you want it to can be challenging. You have to dedicate more time than I've given to it. View full review »
Ben Moore
Lead Systems Engineer at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
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 and how they are laid out. View full review »
SystemEn3d6f
System Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 aren't the big picture. I'd like a dashboard that does everything faster and also a faster web interface. View full review »
LeadSeni9afe
Lead Senior Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In some respects, the UI is pretty stale. It has been that way from the beginning. Some easier ways to create custom dashboards for management, versus the tech guys, versus administrators, that would be helpful. View full review »
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. View full review »
Infrastraf24
Infrastructure Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 Theory," but when it actually comes down to what's optimized and what's not optimized, it's very rudimentary. If they could actually make nicer pie charts or graphics involved in it, it would make it a lot easier to read the data on a higher level, rather than actually having to dive down and know specifically what you're looking at. View full review »
Mike Schreiber
Virtualization Engineer at Moraine park technical college
Monitoring our vSAN environment still seems to be touch and go. It doesn't always report correctly on that. What would be helpful is more intuitive troubleshooting or more intuitive messages. Some of the messages that you see really don't make sense. When you start diving in to them, it gets better, but a lot of times there is still a lot of lack of clarity. For example, where do I go to try to figure out exactly what is causing this? Something a little more solid, maybe even link it to some KBs or that that might be related. View full review »
SeniorDi8000
Senior Director
I'd like the GUI to be flashier. It's the one thing that's missing. It's very clunky, which is fine. It's functional. You don't need it to be flashy. The backend problems have been resolved for the most part. At least, I feel that they have. There needs to be more training. Once I build this and hand it off to somebody else, there is a lack of training available. View full review »
Micah Plourd
Senior Tech Engineer at McKinsey & Company
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 in and define the base variables of our environment so that we can tweak it as we need to, take back what we need to, and give what we need to. View full review »
AshokBasapur
VP at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Frankly, the predictive DRS was one such feature that needs improvement and proactive HA was another. I think we need more integration points between the IT Center to the Service Point which I don't think is a straightforward exercise. I think they also need to focus on the IT SNMP so that the integration is more seamless. The navigation tool reporting and the way we create reports could also improve. We're good engineers, so I don't think that should be a problem, at least not for us. We have great dashboards and the reporting structure is pretty good. View full review »
Speciali9a58
Specialist Virtualization at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
I'd like to see more out-of-the-box dashboards and less customizing of the environment. The interface could be more streamlined. There are still a lot of old dashboards versus the new UI dashboards. View full review »
RotemAgmon
Virtualization Tech Lead at ControlUp
The one thing that I miss the most with vROps is that it's a read-only tool, meaning that you see the issue happening. You can troubleshoot, you can do all kinds of deep-dives into the issue and find out what the root cause is and everything, but in order to get it fixed, whatever it is (doesn't matter what it is), you need to log into another tool in order to fix it. Thus, if you see a latency issue with data store, you can pin point where it happened on your 3PAR, but you need to open the 3PAR management console to get it fixed. Same with a VM. If it tells you that you have a lack of resources, and you need to add 4GBs of RAM to the machine, it doesn't offer to do it for you. You will need to log into vSphere Client and add RAM. View full review »
Saurabh Chandratre
Director Solutions Architect - EMEA at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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 in vRealize Suite are now fully-integrated. View full review »
James_Brown
Technical Expert 3 at Atos
I'd like to see more of a cloud integration. Something which could work with the Cloud. In other words, a hybrid-type window pane, which you could manage both ways. Instead of having the hybrid cloud manager, have something similar for vROps. View full review »
SeniorSy16fe
Senior Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see an improvement in the cost features, and by that, I mean the chargeback functions, because my company won't go all the way into vRA for the automation piece. We're looking at different tools for automation. If they could find some way to incorporate that, it's the primary thing that I would look for right now. Also, I would like to find a tool that is a single pane of glass for everything. The endpoint operations agent doesn't really do much when you install it on an endpoint - for example, on a Windows Server or a Linux server. You don't really get any beneficial information at the OS level from VMware tools. That's something that I would like to see. View full review »
Daniel-Diaz
Cloud Lead at Molina Healthcare, Inc.
One way the solution could be improved, in my opinion: management packs, more native management packs with API. View full review »
Technica4df8
Technical Analyst at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are some nagging little things. For example, if you want to automate the resizing of machines, you should be able to schedule it, so it happens at two in the morning instead of right now, because if you do it in the middle of a workday that's a big no-no. Who wants to get up at two in the morning to press that button? Automation should be a bit more intuitive. They got rid of the badges largely. That was good. The customization of reports isn't as great as I would like to see it. There are some canned ones. The other thing is there should be a way so a business unit can actually login to it. They should be able customize the view as a business unit or application owner better than they can today. vROps gives people too much information. It's creating headaches for management by answering too many questions. We need to give the people the the right amount of information. They should be able to look at their own applications and hardware. They would feel a lot more comfortable with VMware if they could do this, because it gives them a little bit of influence and control, even though we're the ones with the keys to the castle. View full review »
Mike Morris
Product Strategy Architect at Expedient
If I had to think of one thing that could be improved, I would probably lean towards making it easier to pull dashboards from vRealize Operations into other products (maybe outside of it), like a company-branded dashboard that would display in a NOC. View full review »
Craig Sutton
System Administrator at Western Carolina university
I would like to see even more scalability and the ability to customize more templates to our advantage. Also, we do like to be on the latest version of everything. I know VMware has their hands in a lot of different places, but if they could have a rollout and say, "Don't be using the latest and greatest, you've got to use two versions back to get to this, to be there at the latest and greatest." That would be wonderful. We did run into a small issue. The latest version of it would not work with Horizon 7.5, so we had to roll back vRealize. But, they say it's coming out soon. Can't wait for it. We're looking forward to it. But other than that, it's been great. View full review »
Virtualia9f6
Virtualization Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The main concern would be just to make sure that there's some consistency when third-parties are building their various content packs for it. It seems like it's pretty random in terms of what you're going to get. A vendor is going to provide whatever they provide but it's really hit or miss in terms of how good the quality is. In terms of the things that are monitoring the vSsphere components etc., that's all solid, that's all pretty good. View full review »
William Babineaux
Senior System Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
During upgrades I'd love to see a single pane of glass showing what the system's actually doing. In our case, we have a UK datacenter. It might take five, six, or seven hours to upgrade the whole environment. All I'm doing is looking at a screen that says "four out of nine steps". I don't know where it's at. I don't know if space is filling up, if I have to run a df-h on the nodes to actually see if something's filling up during that time. I have to read the upgrade log files. For me, I want to see some kind of metrics there, which I can look and say, "Okay, at this point it's pushing the pack file out to the UK." I don't want to sit there and look at each screen for three hours, and then have to wonder if I should call VMware or not. If I let it sit three more hours, then we're down for six hours, and I could have called three hours ago to fix it. The problem is, I didn't know if there was an issue or not. View full review »
ProductO9917
Product Owner at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The integration with Log Insight is a big thing for us. We're hoping to take point-in-time events that are happening within the environment, feed them into incidents within vROps, and then be able to execute a remediation step, through vRealize Orchestrator and the like. We're looking for that seamless integration. View full review »
Mark Stringer
IT Consultant at Sureskills
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. View full review »
Blogger51e7
Blogger at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I would like to see multi-cloud support. It would be nice to see analytics not only on-prem but on VMWare Cloud on AWS. I think that's in the roadmap. They should just keep growing it. More HTML 5 would also be good. I wish vSphere Client would mirror it. I wish they announced it on day one of 6.7. HTML 5 is good. I miss the thick client, but I'm conforming. View full review »
SeniorVi7d8e
Senior Virtual Desktop Engineer at Madison Technical College
The one thing that I am always missing is training specific to Horizon. There is no training class you can go to for the Horizon add-on for vROps. I'd like to see specific training for Horizon admins, as opposed to general vSphere admins. View full review »
ITSpecia10f8
IT Specialist at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Regarding the tool itself, in terms of vRealize, there are a lot of different functions. So that is definitely a learning curve within itself. Out of all of the tools that VMware provides, I think vRealize is probably one of the more challenging tools. Also, with VxRail 6.0 that we've been using, and working with vCenter or vSphere 6.5, we have seen bugs that are a challenge to working within the environment. We've seen issues with things within the graphical user interface. There are browser compatibility issues that can make it difficult to manage the system itself. We're still learning whether this an issue related to the browser or an issue related to vCenter. View full review »
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. View full review »
Ian Healey
Network Engineer at a security firm with 51-200 employees
I don't think I have enough experience to be able to answer this question fully. Maybe some easier ways of getting some of the NSX monitoring products. It wasn't obvious how it was tied into NSX, and how it was usable at first. It took a couple days of looking at it, and configuring it, and toying with it to get it. I'd be in favor of that being a little easier. View full review »
Darrell Dortch
Platform Architect at Hpm networks
Right now, it pretty much handles itself so it's hard to say. I can't really speak to anything that I would want to change in it right now. One of my operation guys might have a different aspect take on it. I won't give VMware a 10 out of 10 because we don't want them to stop innovating. The only thing I would say, and it has nothing to do with the product, it has more to do with the releases. If we could get the release of the reports when we do our assessments to also coincide with the release of the next product. That might be a little something that we could do. For example, 6.5 is out with the list of canned reports. 6.6 comes out but we have to wait on the reports for that. It's minor but it would be nice to have. That would kick it up to a 9.2 out of 10. View full review »
Brian Trentham
Infrastructure Architect
I would like to see a free offering. Cost is always a factor in any sort of line. Obviously, the value added is there and it's worth it. The automation piece could be done simpler. REST APIs: more REST API calls. It seems like all of the technologies are facilitating those calls back and forth. The more we can get inside vROps, the easier it's going to be to integrate other product lines with it as well. View full review »
ChrisClark
Senior Server Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Streamline the dashboard and reports. I know currently when we customize those they tend to be a little bit complicated and they're not quite as intuitive as I'd like them to be. What I'd like to have happen is that even my managers be able to go in there and create themselves a report or order themselves a dashboard that they want to see, without having to request that from some of our more senior people. It's a little bit too difficult for them. Its ease of deployment is pretty good, towards the higher end of the scale. Its ease of use is a little bit lacking, because of that complexity. It's not real intuitive. But its stability has been up at the top end of the scale. View full review »
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. View full review »
SeniorSy3055
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Support. Consolidate features: It's got so many features. I don't think that I want another one in there. It makes it just too hard to use if they added anything else into the solution. View full review »
SystemAd9ded
System Admin at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're using the standard version, not the advanced. I think some of the features that I'm interested in are in the advanced and we just haven't gone to that yet. I'd like to be able to do more customization. With the standard, I have to use out-of-the-box reports, dashboards, etc. With advanced, you can do more customization. View full review »
CloudEng1a25
Cloud Engineer at a recreational facilities and services company with 51-200 employees
I would like to see a full RESTful API for everything, and PowerCLI modules that interact with more of the different features. It doesn't have a complete API set and it's not a complete PowerCLI module yet. I'd love to see that developed more, to be able to interact with other applications and automation. View full review »
Marcelo Jurevicius
IT Specialist at Experian
I would like to see them update the format of the catalog in a different way. There's no option in a lot of the contents for the virtual machine blueprints to change the view. View full review »
SystemAd23f2
System Administrator at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
One thing I mentioned when speaking with the engineers is that we'd like to get more granular reporting. We'd like to see more real-time reporting on the application-process level. Right now, we don't get that. For example, if I have a VM that's spiking up on memory or CPU, I can't really drill down to the application level and say, "Hey, I have IE that's spiking due to the user's streaming of video and that's affecting their entire session." vROps doesn't do that. The engineers tell me there are a couple of other tools that we will be able to utilize. But hopefully, that is something that could be packaged together, contained within vROps, as opposed to having us to go to a third-party. View full review »
SystemsAcc81
Systems Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I am here, at VMworld 2018, to learn about the new release, and I'm encouraged with what I'm seeing. Some of the stuff does make it a little easier on some of the other people who would be looking at it, such as managers. We will be able to build some dashboards that show them what they would like to see, that show the cost savings. We want to see the other stuff, where we're saving our resources more. View full review »
Chris Ray
Supervisor of Network Engineering at a hospitality company with 501-1,000 employees
I'd like to see the streamlining of more wizards, more tasks that are canned. And it would also be good to see some more features around building the Blueprints, just to make it a little easier. View full review »
SeniorSy1d95
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The room for improvement is in the definition of the metrics. There are millions of metrics inside the solution, but there is no documentation from VMware for what those exact metrics are. That is a trouble point at times. We have started to do containers and I would like to see a feature to monitor our container infrastructure. If we can do our monitoring and performance troubleshooting of them through the same tool, that would be a nice-to-have. View full review »
Sumair Qureshi
IT Manager at Robert bosch
Right now, we're evaluating vROPS version 6., i.e, on the VSAN side, so hopefully, the solution/features that we are looking for are being offered in the future releases that were done this week. We are looking for more features from the dashboard point of view, i.e., being able to have a little more visibility as to what's going on at the back-end. I think based on what I saw in the conference, there are dashboard capabilities being available, and a lot of the other modules are tied better together. From our point of view, that will be a better improvement. View full review »
Informata675
Information Technology Specialist at a government with 10,001+ employees
In terms of user-friendliness, there are a lot of areas that take a lot of time to research and figure out what the information is actually telling me, so that I know how to better use the product and troubleshoot issues that I see. It would be nice if they could fine-tune the user interface a little bit. View full review »
Mark Fritz
Systems Analyst at Hospital sisters health system
Price could be cheaper. I would like it to be able to project into vCenter the information that we're seeing inside of vROps. It'd be nice if we didn't always have to go into the vROps webpage in order to see the more in-depth info. Obviously pushing that into vCenter comes with performance issues with the vCenter web, so I understand why it's not always been there but it would be nice. View full review »
Infrastrbb5a
Infrastructure Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
As far as VMware's perspective it's got everything I'd expect. One thing that is not ideal is that I actually have to buy a third-party plug-in for things like NetApp. But that's more on the NetApp and Lumidor side of things. It would be great if there was native integration with vROps, with those storage providers. View full review »
SeniorSy8d76
Senior Systems Engineer at a media company with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see a larger online library and a more expansive YouTube presence of how-to's. A lot of the stuff you have to look up, to go to multiple third-party sites on how to do it. VirtuallyGhetto.com is a really popular one but it should be one-stop shopping. If I want to know how to do something inside a VMware tool, I should be able to find that inside a VMware community on a VMware website. View full review »
SystemsE90d8
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Some of the improvements are related to the better user management. For example, there is need to see better tie-ins to the AD or to open the LDAP framework, so that we can actually have our main users logging in using the centralized authentication instead of having to set-up the users. The dashboards are pretty configurable at this point, but possibly some more knobs are required to turn in terms of being able to look at the troubleshooting of the workloads at scale, and how to solve some of those scalability gaps. View full review »
Directorf4bd
Director Of Cloud Product Engineering at a media company with 10,001+ employees
There's room for improvement in the upgrade process. It always becomes a bit of a challenge, and the one big thing for us is we have no means of creating a CICD upgrade process for it. Somebody's got to download bits, click buttons, etc. until you get to the final stage. I'd like to see it fully-automated so that we don't have to mess around with manual tasks. It can take anywhere from two days to a week to complete the upgrade. Also, the interface is very busy. It's complicated. It's tough for people. I can't tell my management to go log in and find something. You really have to drill in and click deep, so a lot of what we do is pull metrics out and put them in other dashboards, just so they're meaningful for us. If there was a means of doing that, it would be a better solution. Though it's definitely getting better over time. View full review »
it_user599484
Chief Architect For Virtualization at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'd like to see more of the advanced reporting without having to go to the advanced product and paying the extra price. Canned reports are great, but you shouldn't have to pay for custom reports. View full review »
Technolo4c43
Technology Manager at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
I don't know if there's a way to e-mail alerts from it. We always have to go look into it. We have other monitoring solutions that will e-mail our whole team, or text them if there's a critical alert. I don't know if vRealize has that capability, because I know we're not getting alerts from it. We just go and look every morning. View full review »
SeniorAnb1c9
Senior Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The first impression is that it is not that easy to find everything. But after two or three times, you will find everything you like. In vROps, I would like to have both automation and monitoring together, not two separate things you have to buy. I want them included in one package, one installation. Also, there is a good page showing what happens, the performance over time. I would like to have that in a good report, to be able to print it out or to send as a PDF to customers. The page today is very good, but I would like to be able to send this report every week to customers. View full review »
Wiley Sanders
Systems Admin at Turnitin
We have an Enterprise Plus license, so there's a long list of stuff that you get with the Enterprise Plus license, and I'd like to see a better integration of all the vRealize components. For example, I was trying to give vRealize Orchestrator a try, and I kept looking at the documentation for vRealize Automation, not knowing that they were completely different products. So, I installed vRealize Orchestrator. Then I went out and asked the expert session, and he talked me into installing vRealize Automation/vRealize Operations. It would be nice to have a 10,000 foot view of what vRealize actually means. View full review »
SeniorSycbf4
Senior Systems Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's reasonably intuitive and user-friendly. But because it's a very powerful product, there are a lot of details involved. There's no way to make that simple, as far as I'm concerned. View full review »
Richard Hambrick
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
A lot of around having parts of dashboards that need to be refreshed, then you don't refresh the entire dashboard. There's a lot of stuff around usability and reporting. Their reporting library needs to improve. View full review »
LeadATec1296
Lead Technical Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
At times we find the solution to be intuitive and user-friendly. It's getting better. Version 6 was terrible but 7 is a lot better. There is still room for improvement. It needs to be a bit more intuitive. 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. View full review »
Richard Mulcahy
Data Center Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We do not find this solution to be user-friendly. There's still a lot of work that needs to be done and a lot of work has to go into getting the graphs right. It's not a "plug and play" type of thing. You really have to put in a lot of work. You always have to be aware of what's going on within the machines. It needs to be improved from end-to-end. I would like to see more visibility into the machine's working and an easier way to find out what the workings are. There are agents but they're tricky. I would like to see something more agent-less. I have rated this solution an eight because it's at an excellent level but it's still lacking on the end-to-end side. It has gotten better, visually, but it's still not quite there. It's clunky looking and they could have done a lot better with the interface. View full review »
RahulSingh
Senior Engineer at Cvent
With a little more smoothness to the application, as it can lag a bit at times. Although, I don't really find too many negatives with it. For the next release, I would like to see the HA feature (should already be in the next release). View full review »
ITManage50ba
IT Manager at a Consumer Goods with 201-500 employees
One thing I don't like is that all the scales are self-referencing. So when I get a "one," is that one out of ten, one out of a hundred? I don't know. So I can say these servers are performing ten times better than that server but I don't know where the scale goes. Also, the first "20 percent" of it is user-friendly, that quick, "fix this." The first level is easy, but to really dig down and get more information out of it, it gets beyond the scope of time that I have to put into it. A lot of it is that it indicates: "And there is a problem," and not all of those problems are autofix. And that's where I get stuck: "Oh there's a problem." It doesn't always give me the information to go fix it. View full review »
SystemsAc5bf
Systems Administrator
More globalized templates would be much better. Templates for different applications, for example, "this is a web server, so these are the things you're gonna want to monitor on the web server." You would just build from a template and it would apply nicely. The product should already come with 50-100; templates for a desktop, for an active directory server, and other generic server templates, so that you can just apply what you're probably going to want to monitor on any given server. Also, it doesn't answer any question without you asking it first. I want it to say when it sees something out of whack. It should bring that up higher into the stack and let 99% of the stuff sit out and be ignored. View full review »
Daniel Murphy
Infrastructure Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I know that they talk a lot about AI and a sort of forecasting ahead of time. It's a good application, but it has to wait for a certain period of time to actually do an analysis. If it would give you that ahead of time, or even forecasting, it would be really improved. View full review »
reviewer608544
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at United Financial Services
For me, more examples of the configuration of the solution in specific use cases would be better. View full review »
AmitSharma1
Senior VMware Engineer at Credigy
I haven't touched all the features that it offers as of date. If they can make the automation a little easier because we have tried a couple of things and have realized that you have to go through a lot of scripts and adapters for its configuration. So, if it can be a little easier, that'll be better. View full review »
ITSpecia7aca
IT Specialist at a government with 10,001+ employees
I sure don't find the solution to be intuitive or user-friendly. It takes a lot of time to get familiar with the interface. You've got to spend a lot of time poking around there, it's not very user-friendly. There have been improvements over the versions but, even still, there is a pretty steep learning curve for the product, in my opinion. In the latest and greatest version, there has been quite a bit of a step up from the last version, as far as the user interface goes. They are making improvements. So that's positive. View full review »
SeniorAp12d7
Senior Application Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I get in to code whatever I need and then get out. So perhaps they could support different coding languages. I know that JavaScript is their primary "cash cow" but I'd like to see c#, personally. I'd like to see different capabilities for adding code. View full review »
Chris Tarver
Network Engineer at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
If I had used it a little bit more I would have a bit more feedback on additional features, but right now I'm just trying to digest all that information. It's great at providing information but to the point where it can be overwhelming sometimes. The reports are a little bit too much if you don't set them right. You just keep getting report, after report, after report. View full review »
Francisco Batista
IT Manager at Recipharm Lisbon
This solution solves our problems. But every time I think it's perfect I come here and they add something new. View full review »
Maurizio Rosa
Cloud Specialist
I rated this solution an eight and not a ten because we work to give a multi-tenant product to our customers and vROps doesn't meet our needs. View full review »
SeniorSy83e3
Senior System Engineer with 51-200 employees
I would like to see them implement multi-tenancy on the product itself and the option to manage it in one team. At the moment some of the objects are only available to one user and I'd like for it to be available to the whole team. View full review »
Eric Baugh
Systems Admin Expert at Experian
It's getting better from what it used to be, but it still has a pretty steep learning curve. It's not super-intuitive when you first log into it. To find a lot of the information you need, you have to dig through multiple categories, subcategories, panes, and dashboards and widgets. They've been making it better by presenting some of the most commonly used ones more in the forefront. But some of the more advanced stuff is still pretty difficult to find. The latest version, it has come a long way and I know the next version coming out looks like it's going further. I think they're making great strides there. View full review »
Maciej Glowacki
Systems Team Manager at Oil states international
The biggest item that I would want to see is instant capture of data from storage. One second or even less than a one-second period, of capturing data. I think one minute is too long. There are too many things which can happen in one minute on storage devices. View full review »
it_user509271
Network Admin at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
For what I use it for I can't think of any improvements needed. Except, perhaps, it's a little slow to load when you go in to it. It could be a little bit quicker to drill into. View full review »
Talha Ghafoor
Principal Architect at BTC Networks
It would be nice if it could tell me more about my hardware, if there were any updates on the network that should be deployed, if some firmware needs to be deployed on the server, etc. View full review »
ITOperat2c16
IT Operations Senior Analyst at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
I'm quite happy with the path that it's going on, so at the moment, I can't really recommend anything that this solution can improve on. I'm pleased with where it's going and the new features that are coming. View full review »
PrashantSoni
Manager it at Tech elecon
The dashboard which provides the information; if it could be like Salesforce, that kind of dashboard. Because what I end up having to do a lot of drill downs into each and every inventory to detect the issues. So if I could have all the issues on one dashboard and the rest in another one it would make my life easier. View full review »
Bryan OConnor
Principal Technologist at QA Ltd
We would like better integration with the cloud because we use a multi-vendor cloud. We use AWS, which is fine, but we also use Azure and Google. We would like better plugins to those other two providers. View full review »
Jason Mcminn
Senior systems architect at Byte ideas and solutions
It does eat up a lot of the CPU cycles, I will say that this is actually a general complaint about a lot of the VMware software that I use. I love VMware, but one of my complaints is that a lot of the application servers such as vCenter, vRealize, the operations manager, etc. eat up a lot of the CPU cycles and memory cycles, especially if you have any kind of large database. I would like to see some more optimization there. I'm sure that other people have a laundry list of the improvements. Since I'm a consultant/an implementation/immigration guy, I think it does what I need it to do. I use it for its predictive analysis basically. View full review »
NishilPatel
Senior Technical Specialist at Softcat plc
The integration points can use improvement. We currently use a lot of third-party management packs to get insights for SQL, HP, or Dell EMC. If we could have more integration built in as a standard feature that would make it slightly better. View full review »
Michael Merritt
Sr. IT Analyst, Virtualization Infrastructure at Southern Company
vROps is, by its nature, a very complex product. We have seen a lot of improvements around the usability of the product. With each subsequent version, the product is becoming much more user friendly. It's much faster to get up to the speed on the product, to become familiar with it, and to use the built-in dashboards. Especially, the included dashboards around the vSAN Management Pack, that are now integrated into the product, and are available to use immediately upon installation, without any additional configuration. Those are areas that the product has been improving drastically, and we are working with VMware as a reference customer, and as design partner, based on our experience, to help continue improving the product. View full review »
Chris Perrin
Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to go back in history on the performance data and blank out some of that performance data so that it isn't used in calculations. For instance, if an application goes wild and uses up all the resources, I don't want that to be understood as that VM needs more resources. View full review »
SystemEn5b94
System Engineer II at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
There is a lot of stuff which is hard to read and understand. I must do a lot of research to understand what is going on with the hardware. View full review »
ITArchit8347
IT Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
It can be more intuitive and user-friendly. We would like some artificial intelligence behind it to predict, instead of what we do now which is configuring vROps is to show what you have. We would like easier customer reporting, because to do customer reports, we have to do a lot of programming. View full review »
Chuck Markakis
IT Assistant Director at Maryland transportation authority
If it was cheaper, we wouldn't be sad! We'd prefer if it cost less money to maintain or purchase. View full review »
it_user385554
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are upgrading the solution now, so we would like the alerting piece to be a little bit easier in the next version. Some of the metrics of their recordings are a little confusing and hard to figure out (what exactly what they're telling you). View full review »
ZlatkoMitev
Cloud Architect at IBM
This product, of course, has room for improvement. A feature that I would like to see is one that allows you to deploy clusters within multiple geo-locations. At this point, this is not supported and I think it would be really nice to have clusters across two data centers in scenarios when you have storage vSAN. View full review »
Technica3dd1
Technical Specialist
In vCenter 6.7, there are themes. I would like to see that add to vRealize Operations as well. It is very nice. View full review »
Nathan Goforth
Senior Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
A cleaner UI is needed. The user interface is very rigid. The stability and user interface are horrible. View full review »
Stephen Jesse
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did not find this solution to be intuitive and user-friendly compared to other options. We actually ended up paying for something else to use in conjunction with vRealize. I would like the ability to edit more stuff in the standard version. The way it is now really limits the usability, especially because the dashboards don't fit everybody. Aside for that, creating reports and views needs to be more intuitive. Right now it's too hard without having had a lot of training. View full review »
Doug White
Systems Engineer at 14 West
One of my biggest complaints is that I wish there was a better, consolidated dashboard on the landing page when you first log in. You have to fine tune it and customize it a bit more than I'd like. I don't know if it's hard for them to determine what people generally want to see on a home dashboard screen, but it could be improved. View full review »
DarrylShorts
Infrastructure Architect
I think some of the improvements should be to the adapters, and the adapters which are available to customers. I know there's a lot in the marketplace, but we're looking for more, because we are a pretty large-scale company throughout the State of Louisiana. We've got a lot of different products, and we're looking for a lot of visibility from those other products that we have inside of vRealize Operations. View full review »
SystemsAa5a9
Systems Administrator with 5,001-10,000 employees
I'd like to see more integration with other applications. It's good on VMware products. It's tough to incorporate it into other things, like our logging. We use things like Splunk and other applications. It's pointless to log into vROps to get a portion of what you're looking for, then have to go into other solutions. It just doesn't work well with other solutions. View full review »
Mike Franklin
Senior Virtualization Systems Engineer at University of California
* Probably in the configuration of it. * Configuring the different types of alerts. * Maybe streamlining the process a little more. * Make it a little more user-friendly, possibly. * It's a little difficult to configure, maybe. View full review »
SystemsE367a
Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Some of the more advanced stuff takes a bit of time to dig into it. It takes a little longer to setup if you want really detailed stuff. They could make the learning curve smoother. View full review »
Chinnayya Ganachar
Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our hands are tied by using this product. It is not as flexible as it could be. In some cases, we have been working with our TAM and account manager plus the support to provide us flexibility in the way we want to customize. However, that has not been happening so far. As the whole world moves towards open source, we would like to see some open source added to the tool. View full review »
Infrastra5c8
Infrastructure Manager at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like more application dashboards to be available. View full review »
it_user601317
Sr. Systems Engineer at Imperial PFS
The interface can be slow sometimes. I don't know if it's because all the data's being transcribed. When there's an issue, drill down, wait, and that could be a problem. View full review »
Mihail Shumenkov
Systems Engineer at Datafox
We don't find this solution to be user-friendly. If you want to use integrated features then it is quite easy, but if you want to use it for a specific metrics model or monitor then it starts becoming more complicated. If you want to create different networks then it's quite complex. View full review »
Chris Ebright
Data Center Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Easier management and it should be more user-friendly. When you look at it, and you see a lot of badges, you think, "Oh my god, that looks terrible." But it's really not, they just need to make it easier to read, a better UI. View full review »
Martijn Bruns
Systems Engineer at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Maybe a little more flexible in terms of being able to combine monitoring results with results from other products without having to buy stuff from Blue Medora. It used to be that way in the past, but they gave it all to Blue Medora, and they charged everything, "with a fork". View full review »
Matt Yoschak
Leads Systems Engineer at University of pittsburgh
Continue on the endpoint side, so you can dig deeper into the Windows operating system, services, and events, because we're trying to use it to replace System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). It doesn't quite do everything, but it's getting there. View full review »
Engineer0097
VDI Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I'd like to see a little more training, free training on the VMware site; to get some more information within the VMware community. There's quite a bit of stuff out there but getting that access can be daunting sometimes. View full review »
SystemEn5143
System Engineer AI Specialist
I would like to see them develop real-time capacity meters. We did not find this solution to be intuitive or user-friendly. It's complex and overwhelming. It takes time to learn how to work it, which metric is in real time, and what information it's giving per day. View full review »
Jared Hopfauf
IT Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
For vRealize, in the state that we use it in, for our Horizon end points, there's probably a little bit more data that they could have available for Horizon than they do today. I think it's more vCenter focused. Their integration with Horizon probably could be a little bit better. View full review »
Bruno Forghieri Agueda
Analyst with 10,001+ employees
I think the dev ops for Horizon need improvement. View full review »
LeadVirt5864
Lead Virtualization Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
I definitely would like to see the development of dashboards not requiringe a PhD. There's so much data in there. There's so many knobs and things you can turn, that's all great and all, but just to get the basic data that I think is usable, and to build an easy to use dashboard, could be simplified. More of a drag and drop type model, without having to dig into things for correlations. View full review »
Fabio Barcelos
Technologist at Thales Alenia Space
We are looking to optimize all the parts. For example, vCenter can be fully deployed automatically, which is not the case with vROps. We can click some next buttons to integrate vCenter and would like these type of features for vROps, if possible. View full review »
Gregory Silus
Operations Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The descriptions are not quite as user-friendly as I would like but, for the most, it's part pretty user-friendly. They could also improve on the badging nomenclature they have for batches in the system, for determining the health of a certain aspect of the system. View full review »
ServStorAdm8948
Server & Storage Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
* The learning curve is pretty steep, but support help decipher it for us. * It could use more integration with the hardware. * A reporting engine would be good, where the database could dump into something like Splunk integration, so we could write our own reports. That would be better. View full review »
ServiceS71c6
Service Storage Cloud Solutions at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The password changes: One of the drawbacks I hear from the portability side is the number of passwords it takes to keep it up and running. Limit the number of passwords to keep it up and running. The GUI could be improved. There's a lot of clicking around to get to stuff at times, but it's pretty good. Also, make it easier to upgrade. View full review »
Director66f6
Director of Cloud Operations at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
I'd like to see more integration with ticketing systems, so tickets can be based off metrics or thresholds that were met. View full review »
ServiceSf1cb
Service Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
I would like to see improvements in managing within a single cluster - managing DRS a lot better as far as utilization of each host goes, within a single cluster. That would make it comparable to VMTurbo (Turbonomic). That has that feature where you can also manage it within a single cluster, move workloads around to balance out the hosts. View full review »
Tobias Buchter
Engineer at Coop
We had some problems with updating it. The two times that we upgraded vRealize Operations Manager, we lost all our data. View full review »
Gajanana Shenoy
Technical Manager at Atos
Probably, there needs to be some sort of improvement in terms of the costing. Also, if they can integrate the VMware's IT Business Management (ITBM) module with vROps that could help us a better. View full review »
David Liscio
Technical Support Analyst at Tangerine
Maybe more dashboards or an easier configuration of the dashboards, View full review »
Erik Strandberg
Senior IT Engineer at Octapharma
It's user friendly, but a bit complex, so you need to spend time with it. View full review »
George Dimov
Platform Engineering Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Sometimes what a customer sees as a need for improvement could be incorrect sizing or a result of a specific deployment. So usually, the things we want are a more frequent sampling of the various metrics and the like. View full review »
Principaf7dc
Principal Engineer 2 at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
A feature that would definitely help is something that automatically resizes the virtual infrastructure. That is one thing that we would like to see in vROps. It would understand the workloads' requirements and then resize them based upon orchestration and automation rules. View full review »
SystemsEbcd0
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see them add a little bit more functionality and the ability to create more dashboards. View full review »
it_user88965
Service Owner at a financial services firm
A lot of the stuff we need assistance with is trying to get us help on our internal process of actually implementing stuff. So the right sizing of VMs and things like that. If there was some way in which it could identify the amount of resources in use, and scale them up and down on the fly, that would be fantastic. View full review »
it_user495177
Senior Virtualization Architect at klx
The dashboard is too complicated. Those badges that they give you as a rating badge are too hard to understand what they mean. This is something that they need to figure out. View full review »
Virtuali4207
Virtualization System Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
One of the most valuable features was the cluster modeling, but they took that away. That's why I rated it a seven out of 10. They keep saying that it's going to be back in the next release and that's what we're looking for. We really want that back. View full review »
SystemsA59cf
Systems Administrator
It is somewhat hard to manage the alerts. Granted, that is probably training on my side. But I would like to actually do more custom alerts for our environment. I know you can do it. It is just hard to intuitively figure it out. You've got to dig into it. It would be nice for VMware to simplify it. View full review »
Ricardo Seabra
Systems Enginner with 5,001-10,000 employees
I would like the product to be more interoperable with other solutions: more hybrids. View full review »
SystemEn4849
System Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We would like to have monitoring for containers. View full review »
SeniorAn4141
Senior Analyst at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Adding and configuring add-ons is not straightforward. Additional features that I would like to see for the next release: Simplify the PAC files. When you download something for your vendor, for your particular solution outside of VMware, or even with the view client, the view PAC file is quite a pain to configure right. View full review »
Craig Harris
Tech Analyst at JLG Industries
It can be user-friendly once you get the dashboard set up but it can be complicated to get the information you want, the way you want it. When you're running reports or trying to gather trends of data it can be slow. Sometimes the translation of what you're thinking of in your head versus the metrics it's presenting might be a little different. For example, you're thinking "time," but it wants to show "percentage" or something of that nature. Also, if there were an easier way to share dashboards, that would be a big one. View full review »
SystemAd0624
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
I would like some training or sessions around self-healing and automation. So, if a problem occurs, we can automatically take action on a problem which is occurring. View full review »
Manish_Kumar
Lead Consultant at Wipro - Cloud Transformation Services at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
vRLI still needs a lot of improvement to even start comparing with the market leader, Splunk, in terms of data analysis and customized charts/reports generation. In addition, VMware is still essentially selling the vCAC, which was created by Credit Suisse's DynamicOps. The CAFE part was created by VMware and it is pretty robust. However, I don't feel the same about the IaaS Windows part. They need to stop using these two loosely coupled components and probably migrate the whole thing to a SUSE-based appliance. View full review »
RaduScaunasu
Delivery Consultant at One enterprise solutions
We would like it to connect to other third-party products. We monitor some Cisco switches, and we are also looking for some storage. At the moment we only use it for EMC. Sometimes it's very difficult to browse between different components. I'm looking at the latency and it's difficult to figure out which data store was related to that latency. That was one problem I figured out, so linking different components would be helpful. I would also like to see more automation. View full review »
Harry Farkas
Senior Engineer at Amadeus data processing
The speed of the user interface and the upgrade process of the components are features that I would like to see included in the next release. View full review »
Luke Kesselring
EVS Engineer 3 at Cabela's
Honestly, I think it's pretty good right where it's at. It could always add more features. But for right now, it's got more than what we know how to run. It's just a great product. View full review »
Glenn Kleinow
System Admin at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Maybe to get a little bit more granular with storage and i-apps. Also, some of the configuration settings are a little bit overwhelming to try and understand all of the implications and ramifications of what they do, so something not quite too intense to configure initially. View full review »
NsxEngin18c1
NSX Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I would like to see more functionality. I would also like to see better support, because the pack that we use, the Horizon, is an additional pack. It's not currently actually built by VMware, it's built by a separate company. When they merge the two, there will be better support in the future. View full review »
Jan Mares
System Architect at Nejvyšší kontrolní úřad
It is sometimes quite hard to use. If I need details, there is a huge amount of information that I need to review. It isn't a three-click solution. We would like better integration with other systems (e.g., Zabbix). We would also like to increase our network monitoring in one place. View full review »
Mugunthan Soundararajan
Vp Technology at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the expectations would be to have third-party integrations, plug-ins like with Lumidor. Also, alerting any potential violations in performance monitoring. View full review »
VMwareAd699d
VMware Administrator at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
I can't think of any, really. We've run into a some small issues with our storage, but I don't believe it's because of the storage. It's because of some issues we have in a couple of our datacenters. View full review »
VMwareEn83bd
VMware engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a little bit scattered. I have to go through a lot of steps to get everything in one place. I would like it that if you click on one cluster, you get all the information from the host, VMs, whatever is there. Sometimes I have to go to different places to get the information. View full review »
SeniorDi2db2
Senior Director of Technology Infrastructure at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
They could improve their consistency in execution. I would like to see these additional features in the next release: * Deeper dive analytics * Better licensing models. View full review »
SystemsE89e6
Systems Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The advanced version could be more affordable, therefore giving us access to more advance features. View full review »
Gunawin Gunawin
Advanced System Engineer at Amadeus S.A.S.
I wouldn't say that this solution is user-friendly. You need to know a lot of tricks to know how to use it. It's quite buggy and quite slow when it comes to loading. They should improve on the speed, first of all, because it is slow to load and then you can't use it at all and you need to keep refreshing the browser. They can also improve the GUI, like the placement, some buttons here and there. In short, they should make it simple. View full review »
Ketan-Patel
Design Engineer at Adp
There should be a better database control, so that we are able to manage it a bit better. View full review »
SystemsAa873
Systems Admin at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
There may be some features I haven't found yet; there are a lot of things in there. Perhaps some tighter integration with the upgrade manager would be helpful. I also have some questions about the storage utilization and the expenses with that. View full review »
Mathias Meyenburg
Managing Director at Vleet GmbH
We would like the return of the additional partner marketplaces, like DataCore. My customers miss the integration to DataCore. View full review »
Ramesh Pulakazhi
Senior Systems Admin at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is scope to improve the computing aspect. View full review »
Tariq Ahmahadazi
Senior Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
I think if the product could give you more information on the metrics side. To see what metrics are you going to see, and you can improve on, and selection of metrics, it would be a lot better. Right now it populates a lot of information and for somebody who is new to the product, it's a little bit of a challenge. View full review »
SystemAr46d4
System Architect at a tech company with 51-200 employees
I'm a very core systems admin guy, so what I would like to look at, when I see DRS migrations, it would be interesting to see why it really migrated. We have a dozen SATA as of today, but it would be really interesting to see what is the metric that Wireless Operations Manager used to initiate re-motions. View full review »
Consulta3885
Consultant
More stable upgrades, if that's a feature. Had some problems so far. Also, more reliable failure detection and more realistic out-of-the-box simplicity. View full review »
Charles Calabrese
Manager Server and Storage Operations
I would like to see more integration with the login site and different tools. I don't have the understanding of how to take that input and feed it right back into vROps to achieve the right reporting and alert notifications. More tutorials and training would be useful. View full review »
JasonWalker
Virtualization Architect at Wdc
Needs simpler dashboards; executive level dashboards. View full review »
SystemAd6c89
System Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
More data, at least in the VMware, for their Blast Extreme protocol that they use now. View full review »
Technica59d4
Technical Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The next release is already looking pretty good. We're one behind, 6.5; 6.6 is already out. They're already addressing it: continued enhancements regarding usability, user interface. View full review »
Technica4e93
Technical Team Lead at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Possibility getting the additional features onto physical boxes in the next release. View full review »
SystemsA9de7
Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Anything that is more helpful to vSAN performance, such as dashboards. View full review »
Solutionc8c3
Solution Engineer with 5,001-10,000 employees
I would like to have external add-ons and third-party support added to the solution. It was not intuitive and user-friendly in the versions leading up to 6.5. After version 6.5, it improved and has been user-friendly. It has issues that require manual handling, such as the server allows metrics. However, this is difficult to set up. View full review »
Lewis Clark
Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Where the product could improve would be the UI. They just changed the UI on it in this last version, but they could always expand on that, make it a little bit more in depth. View full review »
VMwareLe6f62
Executive Title Business Development at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
ServiceNow implementation is rough. View full review »
Aashish
Principal Technical Consultant at Fujitsu Consulting India
They should improve the vROps Federation Management Pack, so each customer can create a single pane of glass for multiple sites of vROps. View full review »
NetworkA8da5
Network Admin at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
One of the things that we've been limited on is that it only monitors one cluster at a time. We're spread out all across the US. It would be nice to monitor multiple clusters from one instance. That would be the main thing we'd like to see. View full review »
Christopher Schrier
Senior Systems Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The UI needs to be made more user-friendly. View full review »
Analystfdea
Analyst at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see more features, especially in the way of Flash to HTML5. View full review »
Infrastr7e02
Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's pretty user-friendly, but it could always be better as far as the interface goes, clicking around, and having to go back to different screens. The navigation could be better. View full review »
SrCitrix5E
Sr. Citrix Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It needs dashboards that we can present at the executive level. The GUI, overall, could be better. View full review »
SeniorSycb2d
Senior Systems Administrator
Lack of documentation. View full review »
SeniorIT11d5
Senior IT Architect Analysts with 10,001+ employees
Better artificial intelligence (AI) as far as its ability to give suggestions over precise mediums and those types of things. View full review »
ServerSuf8a6
Server Support at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
In terms of rightsizing the VMs, I'd like to actually see vROps do that for me but currently it doesn't. I'd like to be able to schedule it for a certain time and date. View full review »
SeniorSy5380
Senior System Analyst
I would like to see the UI improved. For the next release, I would like to see: * Easier setup * Easy installation * Easier configuration. View full review »
Solutionf19a
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Possibly additional automation. View full review »
Tommy Knight
Virtualization Engineer at Probity
Being able to take and work off activity between it and other products. View full review »
SystemsEa116
Systems Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see improvements in reporting. I would like it to be more customized. More templates would also be beneficial. View full review »
Ken Adams
CIO at a legal firm with 201-500 employees
Better reporting functionality would help plus an automated reporting functionality, because we don't sit with the product all the time. View full review »
Innovati4311
Innovations Senior Manager
Extendable API, for programming. View full review »
Alexander Nikitin
Senior System Admin at IT-GRAD
I don't find this solution to be intuitive and user-friendly. It's a large and difficult product to learn. We need to search for more information. I would like to see them add customizable dashboards and customized views. View full review »

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