VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Valuable Features

SolArch2087
Solutions Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
They've come up with more canned dashboards, which is great. Also, it does have hooks into it. I like that it's integrated with the other suite of tools. That's a big plus for the tool. It's well-integrated with Log Insight. We use that integration quite a bit. View full review »
SeniorSy12df
Senior Systems Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the ability to right-size a workload, based on historical data for that workload. It also allows us to "sanity-check" the entire infrastructure by getting monthly reports on how everything is performing and where we can make improvements. That's all done automatically, without any administrator involvement. One issue that I had last year, they've already added. They've put some chargeback functionality into it, which they didn't have before. That was very useful for us. View full review »
Richard-King
Engineering Manager at Deloitte
The most valuable feature is the ability to get a view of our entire environment in a single pane of glass. We're a very large company, so going from one interface to another to troubleshoot an issue, or even just to get capacity information, is time-consuming and not efficient. Being able to go to one place and get that information is very helpful. With the latest version, it's definitely user-friendly. It has come a long way. Originally, I don't think it was, but here with the latest update, probably the last two updates, they've made it more and more user-friendly. They've streamlined it, made it more efficient, and made it more simple. View full review »
Chuck Jones
Systems Architect at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the most valuable features is that it gives us granular insight into how the infrastructure is operating and running, down to the storage level, the hypervisor level, even the hardware level. It really gives us a deep dive into what is going on and lets us see. Instead of our having to figure it out, it figures it out for us. It is also user-friendly and intuitive. View full review »
ChristianSmith
Principal Server Specialist at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the things that we had to rollout in the last year and a half is compliance. The product has done a great job of ensuring all of our virtual infrastructure is compliant, and we have met all our regulatory compliance, which has been a huge help. There is rich dashboarding, which has the ability to customize dashboards. It has gotten better with the versions. I have assigned it to some co-ops who learned it within a few weeks and have dashboarding almost right away. It's very intuitive platform. View full review »
Christian Petrarca
Manager, Sever Storage at Trinity Health Of New Engineerland
Its most valuable features are the automation and the preventive nature that's built into it. For example, for the younger techs who are doing things in vCenter, you can change their security so they can only do certain things, but that doesn't negate them from migrating a production server into test, while keeping them from doing something that they just shouldn't do, storage-wise or CPU-wise. We all make that mistake of, "Oh, I'm going to just give this server 20 CPU," and then all of a sudden you have no resources on your host. This prevents that. You put the rules in place. You take all of vCenter's built-in items and you've got one pane of glass for the policies: DRS policies, SRM policies, all of those things work well with vROps. View full review »
SeniorTefd9a
Senior Technical Architect at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Reporting is a fantastic tool. It's a great tool for generating reports on different things, and for historically looking at performance metrics to help solve performance problems in an application stack. There are some great uses for it, but I think that VMware needs to take a step back and simplify it a little bit more, without trying to bombard us with everything they can possibly think of. Some of the stuff isn't important, and it's not operationally useful. View full review »
Infrastr7f30
Infrastructure Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the reporting, to be able to generate reports. You come in on a Monday and see, "Okay, here are the things it found in the environment, here are the issues it's seeing," and you can go and address them at your leisure. But you get that type of reporting, it's always there. It's pretty user-friendly. It is very intuitive, the layout is well-built, and the user experience is well-built. You look at the interface and you say, "Oh, I understand what these sections or what these categories of features do." For example, for reporting, there's a tab that says "Reporting." You click on it and there are all your reports. So the user interface is really well-designed to make it intuitive. View full review »
NetworkSb742
Network Server Analyst Senior
The performance analytics, when we are troubleshooting performance issues. It's good to have insight into special metrics like CPU ready time, latency, network utilization. Otherwise, you're kind of like shooting in the dark, guessing what the problem could be. View full review »
ManagerSc159
Manager System Integration
We use the product for quite a few purposes. Two of the main reasons why: * We wanted a tool where we could actually see what's happening within the vSphere environment, as well a give us the ability to plan for future growth. So, a planning tool that we use for planning, but also for notifications of events which are actually happening in the environment. * To minimize downtime, as well as be in a position to plan for future growth. It is very important to us to be able to see exactly what's going on in the environment on one screen. Go to the dashboard, you actually see hotspots, you highlight your hotspots, and drill right down. View full review »
Kieron Ifill
Principle System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the most valuable features is the trending analysis of our environment to make capacity-planning decisions, in addition to providing real-time analysis of events. I find it to also be intuitive and user-friendly. The layout, from a GUI standpoint, is somewhat logical. There are definitely some improvements made in the latest version, but I have not worked with the latest version yet. Overall, we find it relatively straightforward to work with. View full review »
Steve Lain
Systems Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
For me, as an architect, it's the capacity planning piece, which is the Project section. View full review »
Sean Peleras
Manager for Desktop Services at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
From a manager's standpoint it's the dashboards. To be able to quickly and easily see what's going on in our environment, from my perspective. But it's able to find the hot spots and things that are happening in the environment and helps to be more proactive about troubleshooting and getting to the root cause. As a manager, I'm a big user of dashboards and reporting, so I love vROps. I'm always trying to have them create different dashboards. Even I get in there at times and create my own dashboards and my guys will look in and say, what is that? And I'll say, "I just created this one on my own because I needed to have this other thing. You know, not to bother you guys with that one," and I'll dabble with it. I love the reporting, and it's visual. To be able to set that up on your bulletin board or electronic bulletin board, and have people come by and go, hey what's that all about? And I can tell them, this is where your sessions are, this is what's happening in your environment. View full review »
Al Granell
Member Of The Cloud Team at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Getting firsthand information in the environment straight to the people that would respond to those actual alerts and events, in real time, versus a phone call or having to play catch up after the events happened. We're being very proactive with the tool up front. The ability to create custom dashboards for specific application groups and let them do some of the in-house monitoring themselves. Also, the ability to deep dive into their applications where these groups didn't have that visibility before. We've actually reduced our ROI because people are actually more hands-on with the tool whereas before it was just a small select group of people that you would call, "Hey, how's my VM doing or what's going on?" Now, the user is actually engaged, so it's actually helped us out tenfold. View full review »
Michael Gonzalez
NSX Engineer at Intelligent Decisions
It gives us the ability to look into problems which are happening within the environment. This helps us to mitigate those problems more quickly. Then, if we see an alert from vCenter, and have to go and search for stuff, we have the ability to see where the issue is coming from, also what other systems or other components could be affected. View full review »
ITSystem2387
IT System Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
vROps allows us to quickly get an overview of what's going on in the environment, without even having to know too much. So from the low-end to the high-end individual, everyone can get something out of it. Obviously the better you are at it, the more you can truly drill down and find something invaluable. But even the service desk people that we have can look at it in the morning and say, "Okay, the environment is good or bad." Or they might see things in there before the customers do. So it's just a very quick and easy way to see what's going on. View full review »
Architec40ce
Virutalization Consultant at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
The best feature that works in this solution is the ease of pluggability that is provides and analytics engine which runs behind the scenes. The biggest way it is intuitive to the user is it allows you to create your custom dashboards. There are a number of widgets which are available to represent your data in the way you want, as well as in the priority you want to see them. View full review »
Anthony Weaver
Systems Administrator at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
I know that it's got some capabilities that we're not using at this time, but the one that comes to mind is the ability for us to see how our VDI environment was performing for some classrooms, so that we knew what kind of resources we needed to allocate better to our VDI pools for our students to get good experience in that classroom. View full review »
Chris Beardsley
Database Systems Admin at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Being able to get the proper performance counters was the biggest deal. If you use the vCenter stuff, it's okay when you get the information out of the performance counters there, but vROps actually gives you more realistic numbers. View full review »
William Earles
Director Of Infrastructure Services at Yavapai College
It does exactly what I program it to do at this point, which is to tell me if I've got machines running out of disk space or over-utilizing CPU or memory. The monitoring component of it is the most valuable feature. View full review »
Ben Moore
Lead Systems Engineer at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Application monitoring: Checking to make sure the HTTP application is alive, if the Windows service is running. If it is not, then providing a real-time alert. It also provides the ability to resolve the alert on the fly. We have a specific application that relies heavily on a Windows service. The product is not the greatest, so it is known to fail from time to time, where the Windows service will just stop running. When this happens, we receive an immediate notification that the service has stopped and our engineers can go in and analyze the issue taking care of the problem quickly. The latest versions of the product has really changed the user interface, making it more user-friendly than it used to be. It has great charts and graphs which provide a high level overview of our environment. Being able to click through those to deep dive, we can easily get to the information that we are looking for. View full review »
SystemEn3d6f
System Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature would be the capacity planning. I can see where we're at as far as usage on our data stores, our CPU and memory. It lets us know where we need to grow. We haven't found it to be intuitive or user-friendly. We're on version 6.0, it's gotten better since but there's a lot of things we have to do under the hood to make it work how we want it to work. It doesn't work out of the box very well until it's been fine-tuned. View full review »
LeadSeni9afe
Lead Senior Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is being able to take a quick glance and to understand the health of it, how that impacts things, and how quickly we should take a look at trying to resolve an issue. View full review »
Abdulaziz Radwan
Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the feature that alerts you when you have any issues or when you may face any upcoming issues. It can alert you within the day or two days before. It can also help you if you want to scale your environment. It will give you a scalable plan to scale your storage or the compute nodes. You can give it the percentage you want to scale it and it will guide you to have the resources for that. Usually, we use it for reporting when the management's asking us, without any technical output, they want to know what we have in the data center in our virtualization environment. We can just send the reports over the vRealize Operations, and it will tell how much we consume in our environment. It is user-friendly. As it's a management product, you usually don't have downtime. It will not impact anything. View full review »
Infrastraf24
Infrastructure Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Most valuable feature is the dashboards that we can customize per-user that logs into them. If we need to make a dashboard that's very high-level for our executive to see how our virtual environment's handling things, we can do that. Or, if we need to deep-dive technically, we can do that for our engineers. They really need to see the important stats that make our virtual environment work the most efficiently. The solution is very user-friendly. From an installation standpoint, it only takes about half a day to a day to implement. Integration with vCenter is very seamless, starts collecting data, almost immediately once you make those connections, getting real-time data within the first 24 to 48 hours. User friendliness is very easy. View full review »
Mike Schreiber
Virtualization Engineer at Moraine park technical college
We use vROPs primarily on our VEI side. It gives us a lot of insight into the session experience that I haven't found in another product. It matches PC over IP latency times, packet loss times; I just haven't been able to find that using another product anywhere. I think it pretty much covers everything I need. I can monitor my storage performance with it. Obviously my host hardware, my virtual desktops. I know it can do virtual servers if we were licensed for that. We don't have NSX. I'm sure that there are add-ins for NSX for it. View full review »
SeniorDi8000
Senior Director
It's all about the push-pull configurations. Before, we were using home-brewed apps. We were also using a lot of open source products, and those are great. But if the guy that's managing the open source product leaves, then you're kind of up the creek without a paddle, so vROps fills this void. It's a packaged offer from VMware, therefore it plays well with the entire suite. We're running the entire suite with vRealize, vROps, and we've got our entire VMware infrastructure running our NSX platform in Amazon's private cloud, because of this vROps is able to monitor and examine stuff. We're able to push-pull configs from that, and the biggest thing I like is to be able to push-pull configurations. View full review »
Micah Plourd
Senior Tech Engineer at McKinsey & Company
The resource reclamation is the most valuable feature. We've had issues with our sandbox environment, and reclaiming these resources. Since, it's become a major selling factor in expanding the environment and expanding the client base for vROps. I have found this solution to be intuitive and user-friendly. Every version that has come out has been better than the last. I am extremely happy with the product. View full review »
AshokBasapur
VP at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Monitoring, capacity management and the whole holistic view of our virtualization infrastructure were the key features for us. First, we were using a different virtualization platform with zero monitoring and now, we have moved over to a virtualization site with vROps, so it's pretty good; it does what it says. It has been very helpful for us in terms of the roll out of VMware. View full review »
Speciali9a58
Specialist Virtualization at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
It provides insights that we otherwise wouldn't have. It is intuitive. View full review »
RotemAgmon
Virtualization Tech Lead at ControlUp
As it's the only tool that I've found which I could provide to our NOC team. Because we have our set of tools that we use in system administration, but we do have a NOC team, and the NOC team is not very proficient in the tools we use. Therefore, we had to give them something that is simple enough to use, something they could display on a big screen in their NOC, in order to see alerts in our virtualization infrastructure. vROps was the only tool which we found which was capable at the time to create customized dashboards, and we created the dashboards specifically for our NOC team to find any storage issues and any network latency issues. View full review »
Saurabh Chandratre
Director Solutions Architect - EMEA at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
All the Blue Medora vROps management packs have features like: · OOTB dashboards · Collected metrics · OOTB Reports · Alerts and recommendations · External relationships · Capacity planning * Reduced cross-team friction by eliminating MTTI hunts through, siloed infrastructure tools. * True Visibility customers can see up to 50% reduction in time for root cause analysis. * Cleared up alert storms with built-in policies that disable alerts for your dev environment and other less-critical resources. * Increased tier I app availability up to 50% by pinpointing problems faster and more accurately with dependency-aware dashboards. * Were able to drill down to native-tool detail to find noisy. Blue Medora TVS for vROps View full review »
James_Brown
Technical Expert 3 at Atos
It allows you to integrate all the VMware products like vCenter, vCloud Air and it also allows you to gradually look at any issues for root cause solutions in your environment. View full review »
SeniorSy16fe
Senior Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Capacity planning * Project management * Troubleshooting It gives us a pane of glass to troubleshoot all our VMware technologies in one place. Also, we haven't gotten into any of the automation yet, but a lot of the automation tools show promise of automating with vROps. It's also user-friendly. It's a lot easier than the older versions. It has the multiple categories when you log in. It's a lot cleaner and easier to find solutions to what you're looking for. View full review »
Daniel-Diaz
Cloud Lead at Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Gives a glass pane for our organization, it makes it very simple to give operations a simplified go-to product to find a VM, for example. It's absolutely very intuitive. For example, we have a big environment. A simple case, for example, is, we get a request when there's an issue with a virtual machine, or the organization is (asking), "Where does that machine live? Does it live in which data center?" Now, they just plug it in on the search field and it gives them all the simple information: data center, the host, location. View full review »
Technica4df8
Technical Analyst at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The newer version is a lot easier to use than the older version. It's one of the easiest ways to obtain some insight into vCenter. The latest incarnation of it is intuitive and user-friendly; the previous versions, not so much. View full review »
Mike Morris
Product Strategy Architect at Expedient
The most valuable features for us are some of the trending and analysis on workloads. It doesn't just look to see if something is maximized at 100%. It figures out what the normal is for the application, so it's not just if something is maxed out and causing a problem, but if something is higher than normal or running outside of its normal range. This helps us to identify something that other products might not necessarily note as an issue. vROps is more user-friendly than some other products that we've seen on the market. It was very easy for our technicians to pick up. The search functionality works well. It makes it easy for our technicians to get down to a workload that they're possibly having an issue with. View full review »
Craig Sutton
System Administrator at Western Carolina university
Having it right there, on point. You log in, you see everything that's happening right then. We can also export that, get information, print it out, show it to people. That's a big deal. People want to see that transparency. It's great that way. View full review »
Virtualia9f6
Virtualization Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are the Heat Maps, and the various graphs and reporting features it has. For the most part, it is intuitive and user-friendly. Sometimes you have to dig around a little bit to find stuff, but that's because of the way that they do the content, more than anything else. View full review »
William Babineaux
Senior System Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Dashboards. They give a single pane of glass where you can view multiple clients, multiple issues, networking, data stores, etc. Another good tool it has is capacity planning for your host, your costs. We have large environments, around 55,000 VMs and 5000 to 8000 hosts. So there's a lot of hosts, a lot of clusters, a lot of movement. View full review »
ProductO9917
Product Owner at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the seamless integration with the vSphere Client and being able to go quickly back and forth between an incident within the vSphere interface and the actual drilling into it within vROps, to identify problems. I find it to be intuitive and user-friendly as well. View full review »
Artez Hendricks
Network Systems Engineer at Bcbsla
One of the most valuable ones is being able to see an overview of your environment, and saying this VM is overallocated, in terms of CPUs or memory. If something is stressed, or if something is not stressed, that's one of the good things it can do. The reports: Print any kind of reports or generate them, and send them to somebody if they say my VM is going very slow. "We need to add more CPUs," We get a lot of those requests. Then you look at it, and you realize, wait a minute, this VM has 8 CPUs, 32GBs of ram, you probably have it overallocated. That's probably why it's going so slow. You can just do that in vROps with just a few clicks of a button. That's what is pretty cool about it. View full review »
Mark Stringer
IT Consultant at Sureskills
The most valuable features would be that it gives us a breakdown on the ESX host and then the virtual machines themselves. Also, with some of the add-ons that they provide with vROps you can start to see if there are any issues with things like Exchange Infrastructure or SQL add-ons, etc. It's useful to get from the hardware perspective to the virtual machine down to the actual application that's running on those VMs themselves. I do find this solution to be intuitive and user-friendly. You could set vROps up in an hour and start to get some statistics from it. It's a very simple tool to use. View full review »
Blogger51e7
Blogger at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We like the analytics that it does. We can rightsize VMs and look for zombie VMs that are consuming resources but aren't really being used. It's been a great product. Predictive DRS has been a great value-added feature for us as well. And with the newest updates, with HTML 5, they made it a lot simpler to deploy and to use, so it's definitely intuitive and user-friendly. In particular, I like the Unity UI. That is fantastic. There are a lot of colors, everybody loves colors. View full review »
SeniorVi7d8e
Senior Virtual Desktop Engineer at Madison Technical College
The most valuable feature we get out of it is the actual usage of the virtual desktop: concurrent logins, when our peaks are, when our low times are. That's our main use of vROps. Once you find what you're looking for, it is pretty user-friendly. There is just so much information in vROps, the drilling down to find exactly what you are looking for, that's the hard part. But once you find it, it's pretty easy. You can build a dashboard based on whatever information you have found and then, from that dashboard, it's fine. View full review »
ITSpecia10f8
IT Specialist at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The things that we find valuable are being able to have a GUI that provides us with an overview of the performance metrics that we need. I find the solution to be intuitive and easy to use. The tools are color-coded and provide a clear, legible, English. View full review »
Brad-Long
IT Infrastructure Manager at SMC USA
The most valuable feature would be the ability to plug into the data feeds that we have and pull information from physical hardware as well as the virtual layer. The best feature is the visualization of what's going on, so we can take a very quick look and see if there are any issues that stand out. In terms of being intuitive and user-friendly, this solution is getting better. When we first installed it they had upgraded a few times, and just the overall layout is better and easier to manage. It's easy to learn, so once you get in there and start looking around, it is fairly intuitive to figure out what you want to do. View full review »
Ian Healey
Network Engineer at a security firm with 51-200 employees
We just starting using it in the last month. We've been able to use it to diagnose several performance problems with our environment, and being able to tie it into login site has been incredibly useful. We've also solved several challenges that have been ongoing for the last several months, within a couple of days, after having vROps in the environment. View full review »
Darrell Dortch
Platform Architect at Hpm networks
The ability to take a look inside my environment and tell me, not only how I'm using my resources, but also to help me better plan and reallocate resources or plan for increasing the amount of the resources that I may need. View full review »
Brian Trentham
Infrastructure Architect
The value from vROps, from a traditional sense that we had, is the visibility into the back-end, to know when we are having issues with VMs before it actually becomes an end user issue. Especially with hard drives, making sure we extend those out, memory and CPU utilization, as well as overloading host. View full review »
ChrisClark
Senior Server Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
The performance trending and the capacity trending. They allow us to better predict when we have to grow and scale out. View full review »
Andy Weissenborn
CTO at NHS Connecting for Health
The most valuable feature is the insight into how our infrastructure is actually working and the kind of performance that when users say there is an issue, it gives some insight into finding out what's going wrong with it. It's because we have it mainly based on our production units. I absolutely think this solution is intuitive and user-friendly. My team spun it up, we've got it through our ELA agreement and it was up and working in a matter of hours. View full review »
SeniorSy3055
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
It integrates extremely well with the rest of our products. It ties in with everything that we need to do. It ensures everything that we need to see. We are solely a VMware house. View full review »
SystemAd9ded
System Admin at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It gives you really good insight into what's going on with the overall environment, with VMs, and we can see what's going on with the storage, etc. View full review »
CloudEng1a25
Cloud Engineer at a recreational facilities and services company with 51-200 employees
Valuable features include the PowerCLI module and the ability to do scripting, to pull information out, to simplify reporting and troubleshooting. Being able to gather metrics, or to gather information to alert on it, or to be able to present it in a report, is crucial because, even if the interface is fast, we want to be able to do everything faster through automation. The fact that that's being developed more and more is very important. View full review »
Marcelo Jurevicius
IT Specialist at Experian
The self-service feature is one of the most valuable features for us. It gives the end-users the ability to deploy their own machines and so the administrators are hands off at that point. We have found it to be intuitive and user-friendly. It requires minimal training to get them up and running to start deploying and accessing machines. View full review »
SystemAd23f2
System Administrator at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
I like the monitoring aspect. One of the biggest things in our environment is being able to see what the entire vCenter environment looks like. The health status, being able to determine when we're having issues with resources, utilization, memory, or CPU. It is also very user-friendly. We have gotten to the level where we're utilizing dashboards that we're able to customize for our needs, as opposed to their being out-of-the-box dashboards. So it's very intuitive. View full review »
Chris Ray
Supervisor of Network Engineering at a hospitality company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features are the Blueprints and Workflows, to be able to hand the self-service portal out; to get out of the way and let the developers spin up their workloads as they need them. It is intuitive and user-friendly. As you go through it, with some of the wizards and some of the interfaces that are out there, I think it's fairly easy to step through, even when we're training new employees to work with the product. View full review »
SeniorSy1d95
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the single pane of glass so we can see all our vCenters, all our machines, all our storage arrays. We can see if there are alerts in any of these systems, and follow up on that alert and see if it's impacting just that area or if there is a bigger problem behind it. It's useful day-to-day. Every day the operations team can go and see if there are any new alerts, and they can monitor the infrastructure through it. I find it user-friendly. The first stage gives you the overview of all of your infrastructure. It shows you the capacity, how much you have left, how many of your data centers can have more VMs hosted. The tabs are really nice, they're very self-explanatory. You can click them and it will pull out a menu. You don't have to roam around to find things. There are search bars you can use to look for things as well. View full review »
Sumair Qureshi
IT Manager at Robert bosch
Being able to use the automation side of it is the most valuable feature of this solution that we have found so far. View full review »
Informata675
Information Technology Specialist at a government with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is knowing whether or not you have issues with your hosts and VMs. There are other features where you can have it automatically adjusts things. I don't have it set to that level because I like to control things myself. That's a nice option but I'm just not at that point yet to let it control things. It points out all kinds of issues that you might be having, whether or not your environment is actually running smoothly, too. View full review »
Mark Fritz
Systems Analyst at Hospital sisters health system
We've been using it mostly with capacity management and, especially, with decommissioning workloads that weren't necessarily used properly or sized properly when built. Thus, we've been able to decommission probably 600 servers over the last two years that either had been used for a short time and nobody ever told us that we could decommission them or were never used in the first place after being built. View full review »
Infrastrbb5a
Infrastructure Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
* Being able to troubleshoot specific VMs * A high-level view for capacity planning * Getting insight into our VM or environment, to see where it's trending These features enable the business itself, the directors and managers, to use it. We also use it to get inside our Cisco UCS environment. Those are the keys. It's been pretty valuable. View full review »
SeniorSy8d76
Senior Systems Engineer at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Analytics, reporting, and visibility into the expansive virtual datacenter. We get a lot of data that normally you wouldn't be able to see without it. Gives you a single pane of glass for your virtual infrastructure, as far as capacity planning, analytics, and even custom dashboards are available. View full review »
SystemsE90d8
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It gives us the opportunity to take a look at our VM performance in a way that we don't necessarily get a chance to do with some of our other tools. View full review »
Directorf4bd
Director Of Cloud Product Engineering at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Metrics and telemetry across our many environments, which allows us to be able to have transparency in capacity and performance management across a large enterprise infrastructure. The analytics that vROps provides related to things like oversized virtual machines, waste, and so on. View full review »
it_user599484
Chief Architect For Virtualization at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is troubleshooting. When somebody comes and says, "I have slow response," and we say, "Really?" And they say, "Yeah, we want double the CPU and RAM." We can take a look at it and say, "Uh, no. Here's what you're using, and this is what you've allocated. Oh, and by the way, you've over-allocated, are you ready to give some back?" So it's been a great tool for us to reclaim resources. It's user-friendly. When you click on it, everything is spelled out - as long as you understand the basics of how virtualization, CPU, and memory work. Everything you need when you click on it is right there. You just pick the right thing, and it gives you a report immediately. I think it's very intuitive. View full review »
Technolo4c43
Technology Manager at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
Tells us about alerts and risk that we might not know about. The Help feature's probably the best, that's what we look at all the time. Go in and look, if something's red we're jumping on it. View full review »
SeniorAnb1c9
Senior Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Performance monitoring. View full review »
Sysadminf40e
Sysadmin at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like that we can see what amount of the CPU has been used and what's been handed out. We can see how we can bring the virtual machines in line with what actually has been used which has saved us cost. It is user-friendly although there's always room for improvement. In the beginning, it was about figuring out where you can find what, but once you know it, it becomes easier to navigate. View full review »
Wiley Sanders
Systems Admin at Turnitin
A central dashboard for evaluating the health of our whole vCenter environment. We also have some Blue Medora plugins which extend that functionality to Cisco UCS and NetApp. Therefore, I can turn this dashboard over to my boss, my coworkers, or the whole team, and they can login and see the clusters at a glance without having to go login everywhere and grubble for statistics. View full review »
SeniorSycbf4
Senior Systems Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mostly it's pre-warning. We get to know ahead of time when systems are starting to have problems. We can pay attention to the alerts and know right away that there's an issue developing at some point. We also use it to monitor poorly configured VMs: over-configured, under-configured. View full review »
Richard Hambrick
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to gain insight into what your computing and storage resources are doing. More towards: * Forecasting * Time left until you get to capacity * Capacity planning * Hardware life cycling, etc. View full review »
LeadATec1296
Lead Technical Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
For us, the most valuable feature is the insight into real-time performance. View full review »
Richard Mulcahy
Data Center Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The charts, form, and metrics that you can visually display out to other sites that IT can't, and the visibility are the features that we have found most valuable. View full review »
NetworkEa6d2
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It tells us when there's an issue with a particular VM or host. It gives us a remediation in order to fix that problem. For example, if there's a shortage of memory or a shortage of CPU, things of that nature, it tells us how to correct that issue. You can set up your dashboard and customize it for your environment. It's user-friendly. It's spelled out in straight, common English. Whether you have an IT background or not, it gives you a link to take you to that particular issue. It shows you how to either increase the memory or increase the CPU. View full review »
RahulSingh
Senior Engineer at Cvent
The vRealize Operations Manager gives you complete insight of the VMware environment. You can check the bottleneck in the environment and it can directly tell you what needs to be fixed. What I really like about vROps is the dashboard. It's completely insightful, very clean, simple, and even for those who don't really manage the environment, it wouldn't be difficult for them to understand by looking the dashboard what's wrong and how it needs to be fixed. That's what I like about vROps. View full review »
ITManage50ba
IT Manager at a Consumer Goods with 201-500 employees
The visibility of the whole stack, everything all in one plane. View full review »
SystemsAc5bf
Systems Administrator
The most valuable thing it has is the depth of historical data. You can dig in really deep. If there was a problem at any point in time in the past, we can use it to get an idea where it might have come from. View full review »
Daniel Murphy
Infrastructure Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable features would be the forecasting and the ability to see where waste is. I very much find this solution to be intuitive and user-friendly. It's like all VMware products. Once you know one of them, you can navigate around most of them. View full review »
Technicaafc9
Technical Expert at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The integration with the rest of the vSphere product suite is the most valuable feature, as we are a big vSAN user. It is fully back integrated into the vSphere Web Client, and we're getting all vSAN analytics that we need. View full review »
reviewer608544
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at United Financial Services
Trending of performance and capacity. Also, being able to dive into some more detailed analysis of performance metrics and compare them to a baseline of what's normal for particular time frames. View full review »
AmitSharma1
Senior VMware Engineer at Credigy
For the vRealize solution that we are using, the most valuable feature that we find is the dashboard feature. It gives you a single overall idea in regards to how your infection is looking and if there are any problems, it can tell you in advance, i.e., based on whatever calculations it does. In addition to that, we are really about to start the automation capabilities for vROps where it can increase or decrease the resources depending on the need. View full review »
ITSpecia7aca
IT Specialist at a government with 10,001+ employees
There are many valuable features. The top feature is historical trending analysis and future workload predictions. There's a workload forecaster/predictor model in there and it's very helpful for capacity planning. View full review »
SeniorAp12d7
Senior Application Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I definitely love the feature richness and the ability to cross over any platform that I need. Right now I'm working with a lot of other products. We're in the process of flushing out our old HPE system and moving everything over. A lot of the automation that we do, and emailing, sending out customer notices, we've been able to take that over from the HPE Operations Orchestration, and the old stack, and automate it into vRO very quickly. It was user-friendly after training. There is a lot to it. Also, integration seems to seamless, as far as I know. View full review »
Chris Tarver
Network Engineer at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature is the fact that it does tell you about resources. The reports are great. They give you great insight into what's going on in your VMware environment It's also very much user-friendly and intuitive. View full review »
Francisco Batista
IT Manager at Recipharm Lisbon
The most valuable features would be that it helps you drill down the problems to the bottleneck of where it is which saves us time. We have to give time back to business and we cannot spend hours trying to figure out what happened. I definitely find this solution to be intuitive and user-friendly. It's integrated with vCenter, so I think it is a good product. View full review »
Maurizio Rosa
Cloud Specialist
Monitoring is the most valuable feature for us. When our customers have a problem and we can monitor it in real time or evaluate the history of the problem. We have found this solution to be user-friendly because it's fairly simple to navigate. We can see if it connects problems with storage, consumption, or other issues. View full review »
SeniorSy83e3
Senior System Engineer with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the ability it has to adjust the efficiency inside the infrastructure. We do and we don't find this solution to be user-friendly. It's intuitive because in a manner of a few minutes you can see the value. It's complex to manage because there are a lot of options and metrics. It's complex when you want to do something very specific. View full review »
Eric Baugh
Systems Admin Expert at Experian
The Troubleshooting Dashboard is probably the best feature, the one that gets used the most. View full review »
Maciej Glowacki
Systems Team Manager at Oil states international
It gives a broad view of my environment, which I can basically see from one dashboard. My servers, storage, etc. That would be the most important one. View full review »
it_user509271
Network Admin at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
For me, it's the dashboard. When you first go into the application, just getting that quick overview of what's going on and being able to take action without having to dig in and look at things. View full review »
Talha Ghafoor
Principal Architect at BTC Networks
Trend analysis: It gives us insights into problems which will happen in future. View full review »
Dexter Walker
Systems Engineer at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is being able to optimize our environment so we can better manage it. It's very easy to use and easy to learn. There's some learning curve, but it's a very small learning curve, something you can easily grasp. VMware has helped us with some educational tools and there are some online tools that you can use as well. View full review »
Gaurav Amar
General Manager, Information Technology at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The dashboard: I like that we receive an overview from it of what is happening in our environment. The solution is somewhat intuitive and very user-friendly. It has interactive sessions which can then be built into reports. View full review »
ITOperat2c16
IT Operations Senior Analyst at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We have found the integration with VMware to be one of the most valuable features. It's also easy to use. The interface is really clear and when there is an issue the color turns red. View full review »
Ade OYENUSI
Virtualization Consultant at Vantage ad technologies Ltd
Its ability to resolve an issue from within the application rather than going somewhere else to resolve it. The dashboard is a single pane of glass for troubleshooting. View full review »
PrashantSoni
Manager it at Tech elecon
I can get insights into my infrastructure. Along with the VMware software, it offers me infrastructure consolidation. And I can get a predictive input on what is going where and how my infrastructure is working. View full review »
Bryan OConnor
Principal Technologist at QA Ltd
The ability to have less IT stuff, spending more time looking at log files. vRealize Operations allows us to monitor everything dynamically. The solution is intuitive and user-friendly, because I train it. I know the product quite well because I teach people how to use it. View full review »
Jason Mcminn
Senior systems architect at Byte ideas and solutions
The monitoring capability, the predictive failures and the predictive features such you need these many more servers or you need this much more storage is really what I mostly use it for. Since I'm a consultant, so I mostly do the implementation. When I use the product, it's after the initial install or as we're ramping up or moving the VMs into the environment and seeing how all the hardware/resources are being effective. We use vRealize to basically plan out where we need to scale. View full review »
Jean-Francois Leclercq
System Administrator
The dashboard is a valuable feature for us as well as the personalized reports. Our management doesn't really care about the incident, rather they care about the reporting so it's a good tool for us. At first, it was not so user-friendly because there was so much information that we were lost. Now, we can use it very powerfully. After we played with it for a few months it became easier to use. View full review »
SeniorSy29b0
Senior Systems Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
It helps us to determine, over the course of time, whether we need to supply more hardware, memory, or storage. For the most part, we have found it to be user-friendly. It has gotten better over time since the first version of vROps that I used. The interface has really improved since then. View full review »
NishilPatel
Senior Technical Specialist at Softcat plc
The most valuable feature would be that it can show us how to get the most out of our infrastructure, how we can scale, and what will happen in the future, over the next twelve months. This solution is intuitive and user-friendly. It's pretty easy, just plug and play. View full review »
Michael Merritt
Sr. IT Analyst, Virtualization Infrastructure at Southern Company
We use vRealize Operations Manager primarily for capacity management within our environment. To understand the capacity that we're using for vSAN storage, for compute and CPU capacity within our virtualization environment. View full review »
Chris Perrin
Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature for us is the one that allows us to take over the DRS within vCenter and does it more intelligently. We have found it to be intuitive and user-friendly. View full review »
Engineer1e28
Engineer II at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is all the metrics we get. They're really good. Being able to drill down and find out where the CPU and memory bottlenecks are and being able to tune them is really helpful. It's intuitive and user-friendly, especially with the new clients. It's really nice. It's really easy to use. The HTML 5 client is light years ahead of the old one. Everything runs faster, it loads a lot quicker, it's a lot cleaner, the UI is easier to navigate. View full review »
SystemEn5b94
System Engineer II at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is compute. View full review »
ITArchit8347
IT Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The reports about usability, the free and available space, and capacity on the platform. These reports are the best that we have. View full review »
Chuck Markakis
IT Assistant Director at Maryland transportation authority
We use it for for monitoring VMs. With the vRealize Operations Manager, it gives an idea of what the VMs are using: storage, compute, etc. View full review »
it_user385554
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to project our workload and determine what kind of hardware needs we have into the future. For example, we recently made a large purchase of servers and blades, and the solution told us exactly how many we needed to get through in X amount of time. View full review »
ZlatkoMitev
Cloud Architect at IBM
vRealize Operations is a really cool tool. It can give you a real and deep overview of your infrastructure, capacity, mutualization, forecasting future, and what you need to plan for. It also has monitoring alerts. It's a pretty good tool, I personally really like it. View full review »
Technica3dd1
Technical Specialist
* I like the dashboards. We can view in our service groups before something in our service goes wrong and causes issues. * It is user-friendly, because you can visually set up dashboards for people, such as traffic light systems. * The integration with vCenter is what makes it a superior product. * There is no hassle setting it up, as it works straight out-of-the-box. * It has a nice user interface. * Its ease of use. View full review »
Nathan Goforth
Senior Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The insight that it gives you actually is needed for the systems, i.e., from your storage to your computer to your hypervisor and all of that is very good. Also, capacity management is a valuable feature. In our organization and also probably in most organizations, you are looking to get the most that you can for the least amount of money. This solution allows you to squeeze that little extra money out and lets you make more. View full review »
Stephen Jesse
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The alerting feature would be the most valuable feature for us. It gathers more metrics. In the latest versions, there are metrics that are being exactly captured with vCenter which are a bit better. Aside for that it provides a historical analysis of metrics over time. View full review »
Henadz Shuliak
Group Manager at Wargaming
The most valuable feature is how our metrics interact with each other. You can find what objects are needed and get all of the information about an object: How it works with the storage, CPUs, memory, and you can get an easy way to find the solution during troubleshooting. It is intuitive and user-friendly starting from the latest versions, especially with version 6.5. Previously, we had some issues with the stability with such obligations but now it's useful and stable. View full review »
Doug White
Systems Engineer at 14 West
It's proactive and alerts us on things before they could potentially become a bigger problem. We don't have to be handling problems reactively. It lets us keep our eyes and ears on other things. View full review »
DarrylShorts
Infrastructure Architect
We're running a couple of different flavors of vRealize Operations. vRealize Operations gives us the ability and the insight to be able to see what our VMs are actually doing. * Who's the hungriest? * Have we got any runaways? * Have we got any noisy neighbors? We can address those things. We can separate our test from our production, and make sure our production workloads are getting the launch share of the resources. View full review »
SystemsAa5a9
Systems Administrator with 5,001-10,000 employees
Being able to monitor teams underneath the enterprise. View full review »
Mike Franklin
Senior Virtualization Systems Engineer at University of California
vROps has been able to cut down our time to be able to find our problems, if we have something arise in our infrastructure. We have certainly found anomalies, and it has alerted us to those anomalies and where we can find the problems, thus getting our meantime realized solution down. We've also been able to rightsize our VMs because of vROps. It's able to tell you if you're over-provisioning VMs and reduces memory, if it's not being used, and these sorts of things, so we're rightsizing our VMs. It also gives you predictive timelines for when you're gonna run out of capacity in your resources, so you may plan accordingly for all of your resource planning. View full review »
Christopher Weiss
Senior Systems Administrator at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are the health tree and the alerts that tell us what's going on from a glance at the dashboard. View full review »
SystemsE367a
Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
The dashboards are great. You can quickly see things at a glance without having to dig through a lot of data. It allows us better visibility into our virtual infrastructure than we could get through vCenter or other tools by providing us a lot of metrics. vROps is good at spotting problems. View full review »
Chinnayya Ganachar
Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
From an admin and operations perspective, the solution is intuitive and user-friendly. It has a good view. It's easy for technical experts to present a view of where are we standing to management. It is good from a starter perspective, but when we go to an advanced level, it needs improvement. View full review »
Infrastra5c8
Infrastructure Manager at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is easy to drill down directly to the root cause of a problem. It goes from network to storage and having access to all the metrics. When you run 100 percent virtual, then everything is in one tool. View full review »
it_user601317
Sr. Systems Engineer at Imperial PFS
Capacity planning: Being able to see trends, so we can help plan for next year's capacity needs. In infrastructure, from host down to storage (being levels), it can track problems easier and is able to diagnose problems quicker. View full review »
Mihail Shumenkov
Systems Engineer at Datafox
The integrated metrics are the most valuable feature. View full review »
Chris Ebright
Data Center Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The reporting: * Being able to look into how everything is running. * How our equipment is running. * What's going on in the overall environment. View full review »
Martijn Bruns
Systems Engineer at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* It is about being able to keep tabs on your VMware environment as a whole, instead of having to log into your vCenter all day and keeping tabs. * It's about being able to get alerts for whatever goes wrong with your systems, and what helps in getting around in your vCenter environment. View full review »
Matt Yoschak
Leads Systems Engineer at University of pittsburgh
I like the availability features and the capacity management. The availability features, like system uptime, we are using some of the endpoint monitoring features for service availability. The user interface is good. View full review »
Engineer0097
VDI Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It gives us deep insight into the entire VDI environment, where we have of over 18,000 VDIs. It helps us keep up on uptime, gives us real-time monitoring, tracking, and troubleshooting. It integrates well with our vCenter. Having that real-time access through vCenter and through vROps is very useful for us. View full review »
Kevin Kariuki
Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* Its predication ability. * Its GUI is easy to use, which makes it user-friendly. View full review »
SystemEn5143
System Engineer AI Specialist
We like that we get reporting on our sizing reports. View full review »
Jared Hopfauf
IT Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
vRealize Operations enables us to do a lot more looking at the data. Basically, it enables us to look at the information coming in from vCenter, vSphere. We fully integrate it in our end user computing side. So Horizon, plug it into our Horizon data. View full review »
Bruno Forghieri Agueda
Analyst with 10,001+ employees
Being able to see everything that is happening in our infrastructure. There are a lot of problems that we didn't see, but now that we are using vROps we are able to act proactively. It's been a great help for us. View full review »
LeadVirt5864
Lead Virtualization Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
The performance graphing, and being able to dig in if there are any issues with a particular VM alerting. View full review »
Fabio Barcelos
Technologist at Thales Alenia Space
We have to be stable to provide high availability because it's a high value market. Therefore, we have to ensure everything works all the time. It is intuitive and user-friendly. View full review »
Gregory Silus
Operations Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is determining if more resources are needed, at the hypervisor level, based on the workload of the virtual machines that we have in our environment. View full review »
ServStorAdm8948
Server & Storage Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
* The automation is the most valuable feature. * The UI is pretty easy to understand. * It gives me insight into the environment. View full review »
ServiceS71c6
Service Storage Cloud Solutions at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The historical data: It allows us to go back, look at the VM past historical data, CPU memory usage, and disk latency. Therefore, it helps us troubleshoot a lot of issues. View full review »
Director66f6
Director of Cloud Operations at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
It allows us to view the statistics of our environment in real time. We're able to pull reports and generate other metrics from all the virtual infrastructure. View full review »
ServiceSf1cb
Service Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is being able to go back and pull resources from people who have over-allocated resources, on their request for service. I also like being able to hand out the link to hit that web GUI. I can give it to my web guys, the security guys, and let them look at what their actual servers are doing. View full review »
Tobias Buchter
Engineer at Coop
* It has many types of metrics. * The dashboards are very easy to use. vROps is user-friendly. You have custom-made dashboards, which are provide by VMware. You just configure them, and it works. View full review »
Gajanana Shenoy
Technical Manager at Atos
Realizing the capacity trends feature gives us the time to predict the requirements in terms of the resource availability as well as the trends. You can plan your capacity requirements well in advance. It will also help you to budget for the future quarters or future years. It has been a nice tool for us, mainly in terms of the application/performance troubleshooting and the server resources. View full review »
David Liscio
Technical Support Analyst at Tangerine
Being able to pinpoint performance issues, or just general troubleshooting for the environment, and consolidating everything into one central pane of glass. View full review »
Erik Strandberg
Senior IT Engineer at Octapharma
You receive both the overview and the details. View full review »
George Dimov
Platform Engineering Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
VMWare is quite good at following customer needs. We are working closely with our TAM so whenever we've had something that we want out of the product, around capacity planning, for example, they tend to be a good conduit getting our needs into VMware. View full review »
Principaf7dc
Principal Engineer 2 at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The analytics engine: * Goes through all the data which we are out to collect and gives us a nice dashboard. * Gives details about the whole infrastructure. * Shows how things are working now. View full review »
SystemsEbcd0
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Various metrics that we have for all the particular performance features, like CPU monitoring, memory, storage and so forth are the most valuable features for us. I also find this solution to be intuitive and user-friendly. Their feature set is very good. View full review »
SystemsA9de7
Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the way you can look at your virtual machine and see if it's using too many resources or not enough, and you can add resources to it if you need to, or take some away to save on them. From an IT department perspective, it does help in reducing the time to troubleshoot issues and in providing cost savings through higher capacity utilization. View full review »
it_user88965
Service Owner at a financial services firm
It gives us good information when there's an issue of where to pinpoint the source of the issue within the virtual infrastructure. View full review »
Capacitycfb3
Capacity Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Troubleshooting is one of the most valuable features for us. It identifies problems that other monitoring solutions give us, offers insight into the problem and then digs into it and finds out what the actual problems are and addresses them. We have found this solution to be intuitive and user-friendly. The dashboards on the home page are easy to navigate. Once we log in, it's easy to find what we're looking for and to see immediate problems. View full review »
it_user495177
Senior Virtualization Architect at klx
Why vRealize is the most valuable for us, for my company, is that we use it to measure and monitor the environment. View full review »
Virtuali4207
Virtualization System Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The solution is intuitive and user-friendly. The UI is nice, it's really simple to use. Building out reports is very simple. View full review »
SystemsA59cf
Systems Administrator
* Alerts * The insight as to what is going on in the environment. If there is something wrong with a particular VM, we can see what's going on. It alerts on disk space, memory, etc. to what is going on. Then we also use it for our Horizon View environment. It gives us more details which we can't get on the dashboard from the canned Horizon View Administration consult. View full review »
Ricardo Seabra
Systems Enginner with 5,001-10,000 employees
* It is easy to install the product, so we can make it available to our customers. * It provides good insights into a client's infrastructure. View full review »
SystemEn4849
System Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have all the information that we need in one place and don't have to search for our monitoring tools everywhere. The solution is intuitive. You don't need a week of training. If there is an issue, you can intuitively find it. View full review »
SeniorAn4141
Senior Analyst at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Ability to predict the need for harder resources. * An alerting system for ongoing things not caught by other monitoring tools, which we have in place. View full review »
Craig Harris
Tech Analyst at JLG Industries
It gives us a better look into performance, a better look into right-sizing, a better look at possible issues or, more so, trends. View full review »
SystemAd0624
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features are capacity management, proactive reports, etc. It is intuitive and user-friendly. It is easy to follow and the reporting engine is easy to use. View full review »
Manish_Kumar
Lead Consultant at Wipro - Cloud Transformation Services at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The vRO (using Functional Programming of Javascript) is a hand-down of the favorite component of this suite. You can create your custom plugins to speak with any third-party application, not forgetting how many enterprise infrastructure product plugins are already available. In addition, vROps is a brilliant tool for capacity optimization, assessment, and leveraging many benefits of SDDC. View full review »
Mikolaj Matkowski
Senior IT Admin at Beyond.pl
The most valuable feature is the ability to monitor our compute and that it tells us when we must buy new storage or a new host. It finds out what the issue is with big VMs. It is user-friendly. All VMware products are. View full review »
RaduScaunasu
Delivery Consultant at One enterprise solutions
The monitoring. View full review »
Harry Farkas
Senior Engineer at Amadeus data processing
The most valuable feature would be the reporting function and the central location for everything. We need reporting for all of the components. This solution is intuitive and user-friendly. It has evolved pretty well. It wasn't that simple in the beginning but now it's getting better. View full review »
Luke Kesselring
EVS Engineer 3 at Cabela's
It has a lot of great reporting features in it that help us scale with our products, and to scale with different things that we're trying to work on, on a day to day workload. It's a great tool to analyze those type of things for us. View full review »
Ben Brouhard
Virtualization Systems Engineer with 201-500 employees
The built-in dashboards for troubleshooting are nice. View full review »
Glenn Kleinow
System Admin at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to monitor our trending and growth in our environment. It gives us an idea of when we're running out of capacity, how quick our growth is occurring, where it's occurring. Knowing our environment, being able to properly size and prepare for what the future holds. View full review »
NsxEngin18c1
NSX Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the metrics, the ability to deep-dive into any issue we may be having from a virtual machine to a data store. Latency is a big thing - it's able to give us that metric pretty swiftly. And with our custom dashboards, it's all readily available. Going from 6.5.1 to 6.6.1, the UI has increased tremendously. It's user-friendly. View full review »
Jan Mares
System Architect at Nejvyšší kontrolní úřad
It can compare hardware to software, and I have all the information in one place. View full review »
BrianLudwig
Leads System Administrator
The most valuable features would be the insight into our operating environment. It lets us see what's going on with our virtual infrastructure, with our virtual machines, with our hardware, with everything. View full review »
Mugunthan Soundararajan
Vp Technology at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It gives complete visibility in the form of cache nodes and the health of all our virtual machines, clusters at all levels. And it gives deeper insight into a particular element of the health of the company, each of the virtual machines, storage. It gives a single point of reference to have a complete view and monitoring of the infrastructure layer, at all levels. You can categorize what kind of alerts you want to get into, what is the performance of a typical virtual machine. It gives us complete insights. View full review »
Geoff Amateau
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to look into our environment to see what is going on is the most valuable feature. The ability of the dashboard to drill down and see all the way down to the process as to what is going on, In case if we have troubles. View full review »
VMwareAd699d
VMware Administrator at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
The reclaimable capacity feature. It makes it easy to go and find over-provisioned VMs and then reclaim that capacity for use in other areas. View full review »
VMwareEn83bd
VMware engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It helps us to monitor the virtual environment. It is also easy to use. We have a monitor with vROps right there. We can see what is going on. Any activity is going to pop up right on the monitor. View full review »
SeniorDi2db2
Senior Director of Technology Infrastructure at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The key for us is visibility into the infrastructure, both at the application layer and with performance of historical trends. Thus, the ability to drop in and see when an application has changed, what's gone wrong, and getting them to focus on a quick remediation. View full review »
SystemsE89e6
Systems Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Capacity planning: * Being able to see what's being used. * What's forecasted to run out of space. * What's the most constrained resource at any time. View full review »
Gunawin Gunawin
Advanced System Engineer at Amadeus S.A.S.
The most valuable feature would be the reporting because if the frame or something is not syncing or we have an issue it will report it to us and give us a warning. View full review »
Ketan-Patel
Design Engineer at Adp
Just being able to go back in real-time, look up the performance metrics and forecast growth, i.e., if you have a large incoming demand are the most valuable features. View full review »
John Skadowski
Network Operations Manager at a real estate/law firm with 201-500 employees
The alerts and awareness would be the most valuable features for us. I have found this solution to be user-friendly and intuitive. I also like the integration point and that it's a single pane of glass. View full review »
SystemsAa873
Systems Admin at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Being able to gather up the different application servers into groups and then I can give access by application types, and they can see the same things we can see. View full review »
Mathias Meyenburg
Managing Director at Vleet GmbH
* VMware Infrastructure Planner * VMware Capacity Planner, which provides a capacity planning overview. View full review »
Ramesh Pulakazhi
Senior Systems Admin at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature must be positive planning and the way you can see real-time weekly updates, these are the plus points of this solution. If there is any kind of business constraint going on and the users of the stakeholders are asking for updates such as why it is down, or why is the CPU percentage low or can we have a historical trend., then all of this information you can easily get from the solution. So, we mainly use this solution for getting this data and putting it on paper, such as what is the particular time that something happened or this time the server went down, etc. Hence, it can give you a brief idea of the microscopic data. View full review »
Tariq Ahmahadazi
Senior Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The visibility towards the operations of the VDIs. It gives you a lot of insight into the VDIs. It gives you more information as to what the performance is in the operations. View full review »
SystemAr46d4
System Architect at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Wireless Operations Manager allows us to troubleshoot any issues proactively, so that's really good with the solution that we have. View full review »
Consulta3885
Consultant
The whole feature set, to be honest. Monitoring and, for me, the performance analysis. View full review »
Charles Calabrese
Manager Server and Storage Operations
Its centralized management. We have a large environment, and it's very difficult to try to stay proactive in it instead of being reactive. View full review »
JasonWalker
Virtualization Architect at Wdc
Dashboards, then the troubleshooting parts of it. For example, the dashboards that troubleshoot issues with VMs. View full review »
SystemAd6c89
System Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
For vRealize Operations, we use it a lot for capacity planning and our VDI environment. View full review »
Technica59d4
Technical Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Expanded insight into the actual workload in the environment, so we can plan and coordinate resources accordingly. View full review »
Technica4e93
Technical Team Lead at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use vROps a lot to do trouble shooting, especially in terms of performance. Also, it helps to utilize our resources, because we can help if the machine is oversized or if it's undersized. View full review »
SystemsA9de7
Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are the alerts about the environment because that way, if we have a server that goes down, a cluster we know about, or if there's a performance issue, we'll be alerted about it. View full review »
Solutionc8c3
Solution Engineer with 5,001-10,000 employees
The real-time notifications are the most valuable feature. View full review »
Lewis Clark
Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's valuable because it helps us look at our performance statistics for our environment. View full review »
VMwareLe6f62
Executive Title Business Development at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable features for us would be the automation of the redundant tasks. The implementation of ServiceNow is huge for us as we are essentially a cloud provider to the campus. It'll allow us to automate a lot of tasks that constituents need done. I have found it to be intuitive and user-friendly. From what I've used it, it's been easy. View full review »
Aashish
Principal Technical Consultant at Fujitsu Consulting India
I have found the recommendation tool extremely helpful. It provides optimization recommendations for data centers, cluster workload migrations, and vSAN. View full review »
Directoref96
Director of Infrastructure Operations at a sports company with 11-50 employees
I find this solution to be intuitive and user-friendly, for the most part. It's the type of thing where if you don't use it, you lose it. View full review »
NetworkA8da5
Network Admin at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
It gives us a single pane of glass to look at whenever we're trying to troubleshoot issues, so we can go to one place as opposed to multiple places. View full review »
Christopher Schrier
Senior Systems Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We can check the capacity management, then tell customers their usage on the machine compared to what they're asking for and right-size the VM's based off that information. This is valuable because we are overcapacity in their environments, by far. View full review »
Analystfdea
Analyst at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
* It's a great tool for monitoring and tracking data of our entire environment. * It projects costs and growth of VMs. * The UI on the latest release is cool. View full review »
SeniorTee08d
Senior Technical Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It gives you a better understanding of your VM environment. The sizing of VMs, whether they are properly-sized and/or that they are central plain glass to see your environment. View full review »
Infrastr7e02
Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I can go back a little bit, a week or a month, look at the history to troubleshoot. It's also intuitive and user-friendly. View full review »
SrCitrix5E
Sr. Citrix Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
One of the most valuable features is the ability to see "before" and "after". It will show you the current state, and then show you what it looks like after it does the optimization. View full review »
SeniorSycb2d
Senior Systems Administrator
The capacity planning: Purchasing hardware takes a long time for us. This way you can get where you're actually going to be at six months down the road. View full review »
SeniorIT11d5
Senior IT Architect Analysts with 10,001+ employees
The historical performance monitoring and the ability to introduce it. View full review »
ServerSuf8a6
Server Support at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
Doing the rightsizing of the VMs themselves, telling me whether to add more memory or take away some. View full review »
SeniorSy5380
Senior System Analyst
The blueprint catalog. It's easy to use the interface when you login. View full review »
Solutionf19a
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Being able to get detailed analysis on different applications. View full review »
Tommy Knight
Virtualization Engineer at Probity
Single pane of glass for metrics. This helps us see if we have issues with network storage, compute. View full review »
SystemsEa116
Systems Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
The dashboard gives me good insight on what's going on in my infrastructure. View full review »
Ken Adams
CIO at a legal firm with 201-500 employees
Because we are implementing Workspace ONE and Identity Manager, it helps us figure out that process. To scale properly, we need to get proper measurements to know how much storage we need and how much processing we need from a retail perspective. View full review »
Technica116c
Technical Lead at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
The dashboard: Create your own dashboard and it will give you the right result that you want to see. It's very usable. It shows you many tricks that you can use. It provides you with what you are trying to search for. View full review »
SeniorIn866b
Senior Infrastructure Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features are the trending and analytics. View full review »
Innovati4311
Innovations Senior Manager
The predictive analytics and reporting. View full review »
Alexander Nikitin
Senior System Admin at IT-GRAD
vRealize has products created especially for virtualized infrastructure by VMware. Its main features are great. View full review »
Technicadd94
Technical Consultant at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Capacity management. View full review »
SeniorAnb6e4
Senior Analyst with 201-500 employees
* Recommendations on CPU memory * Utilization View full review »

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