VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Scalability

SolArch2087
Solutions Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The tool itself is not as scalable as we'd like it to be. We have seven or more data centers and we have collectors deployed throughout the whole environment, but we have capacity and performance issues with the tool. We'd like to expand the product so that we would have more capacity, but it has limitations. View full review »
SeniorSy12df
Senior Systems Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
I haven't really had any need to scale beyond what we've always had. The last two versions of it, we've gone with the integrated, high-availability built into the product, and that was a welcome change for us. It's even better now not having to have any kind of load-balancer in front of it, so it's very nice. I did add a couple of remote nodes. I think when we first started using it, that wasn't even possible, so it was nice having that capability. That did help us scale. If our company were to grow, probably through acquisition, which we seem to do a lot, it would be very easy for us to scale the solution. View full review »
Richard-King
Engineering Manager at Deloitte
From a scalability perspective, the nice thing about vROps is it's more of a horizontal scale model. As our workloads increase, as our vCenters and different environments grow, vROps is easy to scale to consume that capacity by just adding another node. That can help. It keeps it from getting bogged down from not having enough resources. We can easily add a node in, it takes the additional load, and keeps up with our growth. View full review »
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Chuck Jones
Systems Architect at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
When we need to scale it up it is easily scalable. It fits really well within our organization. As we grow, it can grow along with us, so we don't have any problems seeing our vision through or seeing where we're going to be in a certain period of time. View full review »
ChristianSmith
Principal Server Specialist at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's very flexible and scalable. Adding things in has become a lot easier along with utilizing some of the capacity analysis features. If I have a project to add in resourcing, I can go to vCOPS, and do an analysis. I can put it through its workflow, then it tells me what to add and it's usually pretty accurate. View full review »
Christian Petrarca
Manager, Sever Storage at Trinity Health Of New Engineerland
Regarding scalability, it has done everything for us. Our first install of operations was with about 20 blades and we're now up over 100. It has grown with us. We add licenses, it takes on the new logs and everything else that it needs to. We can go in within a couple days and we already see the benefits of adding those additional hosts. The user interface shows us the information we want to see from them in the dashboards. View full review »
SeniorTefd9a
Senior Technical Architect at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We don't scale very quickly in our environment and we only have fixed licensing to a specific product. Even as we add new hosts and classes, we only use that particular product against the assets we are licensed to use it against. We acquired the VRealize operations bundle in a large purchase, as part of a solution for our SAP environment. It actually monitors all the hosts and VMs associated with our SAP infrastructure. View full review »
Infrastr7f30
Infrastructure Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In the environment I'm using it in currently, scale is not really an issue. In previous environments I was in, it scaled very well across all of the infrastructure. So scalability has never really been an issue for us because it's just a reporting tool. View full review »
Kieron Ifill
Principle System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
For the most part, the solution is within our initial requirements, although our requirements are changing and evolving. One definite item we would like is the capability to expand the license count per solution. That would help us to ensure we have a single pane of glass for the entire company, versus having various solutions for different environments within the company. View full review »
Steve Lain
Systems Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
vROps has functionality where you can add remote collectors and remote data collectors, databases. We've actually started doing that. We've got a remote collector in place already and we'll be looking at adding an additional data collector. View full review »
Tushar Tarkas
Virutalization Architect at Calsoft Pvt. Ltd.
The scalability of solution is actually fantastic. It runs in a clustered node. On top of that, the collector modules which are the work horses of collecting all the data, they give me to scale at the collector module level as well. This caters well to a large scale environment. View full review »
Chris Beardsley
Database Systems Admin at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I've never had to scale it up. What we did was we set up high-availability and we added failover ability to keep it going, to keep it continuously operational. So as far scaling, we haven't had the need to do that. I can see vROps meeting our needs, going forward, for the next five to 10 years. View full review »
William Earles
Director Of Infrastructure Services at Yavapai College
It is pretty scalable. We really haven't gotten into building it out. We have a fairly small operation as far as VMware goes. View full review »
Ben Moore
Lead Systems Engineer at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
The scalability is great. We have never had any issues with it being unable to size properly in our environment. You can quickly deploy extra collectors to the environment or your wide area network, if you have remote servers that you need to collect against. View full review »
SystemEn3d6f
System Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
It scales very well. It's designed for huge operations, so when it's used for a small company, it's not quite suited for their needs. It takes a lot of time to figure out and to make it work for your needs which is why it's precarious. View full review »
LeadSeni9afe
Lead Senior Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We haven't really scaled it much since we implemented it. It's still pretty much maintaining the same 50 hosts and supporting the hospital very well. View full review »
Infrastraf24
Infrastructure Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is very easy. Once you implement a new vCenter, it's pretty much just make the connection to the new vCenter and it automatically starts collecting data from all the VMs in that new vCenter. Clusters, DRS recommendations, HA recommendations, everything's at your fingertips and it's very easy to upscale, per your environment, for the growth of your company. View full review »
Micah Plourd
Senior Tech Engineer at McKinsey & Company
This solution is most definitely scalable. We've already gone back to the drawing board and specifically designed it from the ground up to be scalable with the size of our environment moving forward. View full review »
Speciali9a58
Specialist Virtualization at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Scalability has been great. View full review »
Saurabh Chandratre
Director Solutions Architect - EMEA at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The client decided to add an additional node to increase the capacity and resources within vROps analytics cluster so it could support the additional metrics collection process. You can scale vertically or horizontally. View full review »
SeniorSy16fe
Senior Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is relatively simple. You just spin up a new appliance and you either add it to an existing vROps manager or you can create a new environment. You can forward statistics. If I have multiple data centers, I can spin up remote nodes and send our information back to our primary one. So the scalability is good. View full review »
Daniel-Diaz
Cloud Lead at Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Scalability is very simple and very efficient, as a product. View full review »
Technica4df8
Technical Analyst at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We don't have that big of an environment that it's on right now. So, I wouldn't be able to talk too much about scalability. View full review »
Mike Morris
Product Strategy Architect at Expedient
We have 11 data centers. We utilize vRealize Operations at all our data centers. We've really scaled it out. We're at around 16,000 active VMs reporting into vRealize. We've had no scalability issues. View full review »
Craig Sutton
System Administrator at Western Carolina university
Scalability is there, but it's on the sysadmin. VMware hands you a product and says, "Form it to what you want it to do." So it's on the sysadmins to make it do whatever they want, tailored to their needs. As long as the sysadmins know what they need, they can scale it to do whatever. View full review »
Virtualia9f6
Virtualization Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've been okay as far as the scalability goes. I'm not aware of any issues there. View full review »
ProductO9917
Product Owner at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability has been pretty easy. You just add additional worker nodes into the environment. It has not been a problem for us. View full review »
Mark Stringer
IT Consultant at Sureskills
Even if you're a small to medium size business and you have 50 virtual machines or if you're a large company with several thousand virtual machines, the solution works across the board for all. View full review »
Blogger51e7
Blogger at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It scales up to what we have. We have around 65 - 70 hosts that it monitors, and around 2,000 VMs. So it works for us and we can continue to grow and it will keep supporting us. View full review »
ITSpecia10f8
IT Specialist at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We haven't seen any problems with scalability, but we're still in a proof-of-concept phase. We have not scaled it to production. View full review »
Brad-Long
IT Infrastructure Manager at SMC USA
We don't have a huge network and a huge environment, so I don't see us having to grow it too much in the future. If we do, I don't think it will be a problem. View full review »
Brian Trentham
Infrastructure Architect
It will scale, we've seen that as we've ramped up, we've had a 30% increase year-over-year over the last five years. We've never had any issue with the VMware or vROps installations at any of them. As a matter of fact, we only see increased usage and availability with it. View full review »
Andy Weissenborn
CTO at NHS Connecting for Health
Scalability is a little bit unknown as we move into the cloud technologies because this is all about on-prem. From what I am seeing around the show today it's the next generation if it's got a place to help us with our infrastructure. View full review »
CloudEng1a25
Cloud Engineer at a recreational facilities and services company with 51-200 employees
If you design your environment with scalability in mind, it works well. Going back and refactoring, adding scaling into the cluster, isn't hard, but it takes a lot of reconfiguration and planning, changing load-balancing and the like. View full review »
Marcelo Jurevicius
IT Specialist at Experian
Scalability is nice. We have it deployed in a highly available environment and scalability is nice because we just add another ESX host and we are able to increase the capacity there. View full review »
SystemsAcc81
Systems Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
So far, the scalability has been working out. There's a cost involved in scalability though because you have to purchase the license for each of your hosts to go with it. Then, depending on what we want to do from here, there are more costs involved. If we want to look at the vRA automating stuff, there's another cost involved with that product. So we're in something of an evaluation phase. View full review »
Chris Ray
Supervisor of Network Engineering at a hospitality company with 501-1,000 employees
Scalability: It's as big as we need it to be. We just add in new services, new hosts. It works really well. View full review »
SeniorSy1d95
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is good. Since we have had it for our current infrastructure, we haven't grown so large, so I could not comment how big it can scale. View full review »
Informata675
Information Technology Specialist at a government with 10,001+ employees
I don't have a whole lot of hosts running that vROps actually monitors. I think we're up to 40 now but that's not a whole lot compared to what other people tell me what they run. It's working as expected. View full review »
it_user599484
Chief Architect For Virtualization at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of scalability, as far as I'm concerned, the jury's still out on that. There are some small details but we have a call coming up and we're working on it. View full review »
SeniorAnb1c9
Senior Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Scaling is easy. View full review »
Sysadminf40e
Sysadmin at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's scalable. We can add a new host and they immediately become available. View full review »
Wiley Sanders
Systems Admin at Turnitin
I can't really comment on the scalability. We only have a few 100 VMs. We have two datacenters and three vCenter clusters, and it's doing a perfectly, good job of monitoring all that stuff. View full review »
SeniorSycbf4
Senior Systems Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
So far, so good on scalability. We're medium-sized so it's okay. View full review »
LeadATec1296
Lead Technical Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
As for scalability, we've already added an extra node and it was a nice and simple, click, click, done. The scalability is good so far. View full review »
Richard Mulcahy
Data Center Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is getting better. It needs to be resized and it's not that easy. View full review »
NetworkEa6d2
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We've never had to really scale out. We used a version that came with vCenter 6.5. We just upgraded from 6.0 to 6.5, and now there's another version of vRealize out there. So we're actually looking into that newer version at this point in time. But we're not nervous about it meeting our needs in five years' time. View full review »
ITManage50ba
IT Manager at a Consumer Goods with 201-500 employees
I'm a small fish, so I'm not going to outgrow it any time soon. View full review »
Daniel Murphy
Infrastructure Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
In terms of scalability, it's grown along with ourselves. We're a constantly expanding company, and it's scaled to fit every time. I haven't had to go back and re-architect it at any stage. View full review »
Technicaafc9
Technical Expert at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We have in excess of about 2000 hosts and had no issues from a scale point of view. View full review »
reviewer608544
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at United Financial Services
The scalability is good as well, it's worked well for us. We've increased the size of nodes and deployed additional nodes without any problem. View full review »
ITSpecia7aca
IT Specialist at a government with 10,001+ employees
It seems to scale pretty largely. You do have to add some nodes to it to make it scale, but that's not that big of a deal, so it's pretty easy as far as scalability goes. View full review »
SeniorAp12d7
Senior Application Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It seems to be as scalable as we need it to be. View full review »
Francisco Batista
IT Manager at Recipharm Lisbon
We are from Portugal, so we are small environments, mostly SMB companies, but yes I think it will adapt to any kind of infrastructure. View full review »
Maurizio Rosa
Cloud Specialist
Scalability works well. We have many customers and have never had any issues with it. View full review »
SeniorSy83e3
Senior System Engineer with 51-200 employees
Scalability is quite nice. View full review »
Eric Baugh
Systems Admin Expert at Experian
I think it scales well. We have a pretty large environment, several thousand VMs, several hundred hosts. It handles things pretty well. View full review »
Talha Ghafoor
Principal Architect at BTC Networks
We have a small setup. So far, I haven't tested it on a large networks. However, for our setup, which is a couple of servers, it works fine. View full review »
Dexter Walker
Systems Engineer at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I haven't tried it for scalability yet, but I think we're going to get there. From what I've read, it's pretty easy to scale out. View full review »
Gaurav Amar
General Manager, Information Technology at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is quite scalable. We have started using it in one location, then sending to another and another. Right now, we have 11 locations. View full review »
ITOperat2c16
IT Operations Senior Analyst at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We're really happy with the scalability. We've deployed it and it's looking after several VMware instances and it hasn't had any issues. It gives us all of the information that we need. View full review »
Ade OYENUSI
Virtualization Consultant at Vantage ad technologies Ltd
It is very easy to scale. However, in the beginning, I picked up an implementation that had been designed wrong from the ground up. View full review »
Bryan OConnor
Principal Technologist at QA Ltd
We only have a ten-node cluster, because we do a lot of work with the cloud. So, we have ten servers on-premise. So, scalability is fine for us. View full review »
Jean-Francois Leclercq
System Administrator
It's very scalable. It has many capabilities. We only use around 30 or 40 percent of the tools, we still have to evolve with it. View full review »
SeniorSy29b0
Senior Systems Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We haven't done a lot in scalability since it's been implemented. View full review »
NishilPatel
Senior Technical Specialist at Softcat plc
In terms of scalability, I haven't yet hit the max instances and I don't think I ever will. View full review »
Engineer1e28
Engineer II at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
You just need to pop in a new host, install ESX, and go. View full review »
Chris Perrin
Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're not big enough to warrant scalability. View full review »
SystemEn5b94
System Engineer II at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
If you want to scale, you must have management packs. For example, you can bring in Blue Medora and have them create the management packs for you. For the most part, we have all the scalability that we need. We feel confident that we can grow our infrastructure with the product. View full review »
ITArchit8347
IT Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We chose VMware because of its scalability. If you need to grow and scale, there is no solution on the market like vROps. View full review »
Simbarashe Mazorodze
ICT Infrastructure and Security Services Manager at NATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY AUTHORITY - NSSA ZIMBABWE
The solution is very scalable. View full review »
ZlatkoMitev
Cloud Architect at IBM
It's really scalable. You can scale all of the vROps if you have NSX in your infrastructure and you want to deploy something as agents in your segmentation, you can deploy this agent and then you can still get the specific network segment. View full review »
Technica3dd1
Technical Specialist
The scalability has been fine. View full review »
Henadz Shuliak
Group Manager at Wargaming
I think about how our infrastructure will grow and how we will manage with the application. It can grow at any time, there's a huge amount of new options and new hosts, but the console and the server stay the same. View full review »
Doug White
Systems Engineer at 14 West
I guess that the scalability is fine. We haven't run into any issues with it. View full review »
Mike Franklin
Senior Virtualization Systems Engineer at University of California
It's not a scale-out architecture, but definitely as much infrastructure as we throw at it, it's able to monitor it. If your infrastructure grows, or even into the Cloud, they have plugins that can monitor VMs, AWS, and Azure. View full review »
Christopher Weiss
Senior Systems Administrator at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's scalable. We can add the Management Packs which have helped us. For example, we've added UCS Management Packs and that's been helpful. View full review »
SystemsE367a
Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
We haven't scaled ours out beyond a single appliance, but I know it can scale out farther. View full review »
Infrastra5c8
Infrastructure Manager at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's very scalable. We have never had issues with it. View full review »
Engineer0097
VDI Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It's been growing with us. We've been growing at around 5,000 VDIs per year and it's been scaling with us throughout that time. View full review »
Kevin Kariuki
Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Scalability is very good. For example, there was one VM that we thought would not need a lot of resources, then we had to expand its resources on the fly. View full review »
SystemEn5143
System Engineer AI Specialist
Scalability is good. View full review »
Gregory Silus
Operations Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It seems to be very scalable. I haven't scaled it, but we have people, contractors, who work for us who handle that. View full review »
ServStorAdm8948
Server & Storage Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is good. View full review »
ServiceSf1cb
Service Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
It's pretty scalable. For our environment, it's able to handle everything we have. View full review »
Tobias Buchter
Engineer at Coop
Scalability is great. We have two instances of vROps, and we haven't had to scale it yet. View full review »
Erik Strandberg
Senior IT Engineer at Octapharma
We have a small size setup. View full review »
SystemsEbcd0
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is pretty good. The fact that we can actually use it to expand on other aspects of it by adding additional packs is really good. View full review »
SystemsA9de7
Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It's scalable. View full review »
it_user88965
Service Owner at a financial services firm
You can put it on the whole VM infrastructure. Anywhere your VMs are, you have vROps that can act on that space. View full review »
Virtuali4207
Virtualization System Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Scalability is pretty good too. They keep coming out with new releases. My vROps guy just put in v6.7 about two months ago, now they're coming out with v7.0. They keep coming out pretty fast. That's good, there are new features. But we just put v6.7 in and now we have to do all that same work over again. View full review »
Ricardo Seabra
Systems Enginner with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is very scalable. View full review »
SystemEn4849
System Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have thousands of RAMs and thousands of hosts on it. We started small, and now, we are a big company. It scaled. View full review »
Craig Harris
Tech Analyst at JLG Industries
It's a small environment, so we really haven't seen scalability with it. View full review »
SystemAd0624
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The scalability is okay. We have had no problems with it. View full review »
Mikolaj Matkowski
Senior IT Admin at Beyond.pl
We can choose the license which is stable and scale out when our company's bigger than vROps. View full review »
Harry Farkas
Senior Engineer at Amadeus data processing
We use one of the largest installations of vROps and it is scalable. View full review »
Luke Kesselring
EVS Engineer 3 at Cabela's
It scales great. It basically watches an application and tells us where we might have too much CPU, or not enough memory. It helps us fine tune things pretty nice. View full review »
NsxEngin18c1
NSX Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The scalability is great. With vRealize Operations Manager, we are able to create remote collection nodes if we feel that it's too intensive for the current deployment. The remote collection nodes allow us to collect more metrics from other sources. View full review »
Jan Mares
System Architect at Nejvyšší kontrolní úřad
We are so small. We don't need to scale. View full review »
John Skadowski
Network Operations Manager at a real estate/law firm with 201-500 employees
Scalability is good. I've used it in previous versions and I'm looking forward to using it in the current version, 6.7. I think it's phenomenal. I look forward to the product growing even further. I understand version 7.0 is coming out soon. View full review »
Mathias Meyenburg
Managing Director at Vleet GmbH
With the newest version, it's user friendly. You can add easily more nodes to on-premise. It's better than 6.0. View full review »
Tariq Ahmahadazi
Senior Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
As you scale up your VDI environment, you could definitely go along with it, and it can give you more insight inside it. View full review »
Solutionc8c3
Solution Engineer with 5,001-10,000 employees
I haven't tested scalability. View full review »
VMwareLe6f62
Executive Title Business Development at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Scalability is one of the reasons we really like this solution. It's very good and it scales great. View full review »
Aashish
Principal Technical Consultant at Fujitsu Consulting India
I did not encounter issues with scalability. View full review »
Directoref96
Director of Infrastructure Operations at a sports company with 11-50 employees
I've never had an issue with scalability. View full review »
NetworkA8da5
Network Admin at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is very good. View full review »
Analystfdea
Analyst at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We have been able to scale. View full review »
SrCitrix5E
Sr. Citrix Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
No issues with scalability. View full review »
SeniorIn866b
Senior Infrastructure Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Scalability is good, but I haven't tested it that much. View full review »
Alexander Nikitin
Senior System Admin at IT-GRAD
It's very scalable. It's fast and fast is easy. View full review »
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