VMware vSphere Pros and Cons

VMware vSphere Pros

Bunmi-Sadiq
IT Supervisor at WACT
The features in VMware vSphere data recovery are excellent. Sometimes I've deleted an entire server before and was able to recover the deleted VM. I just used some command line tools and I was able to restore the deleted VM.
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reviewer1441107
Owner at a transportation company with 1-10 employees
An easy way of providing near-zero downtime services, the operation of the instances between clustered services, and providing the projected SLA for our customers.
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Johan Odendaal
Server Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The solution has high availability.
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Tony Reeves
Network Administrator
The most valuable features for me are a very easily scalable infrastructure. I can have a couple of hosts to do basic workloads. I can have a lot of hosts to do a lot of workloads. vSAN integrates my storage so I don't need an external storage SAN. I love having everything integrated in the same UI. The new HTML5 interface doesn't require any plugins anymore and it's super-fast.
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Ganesh Sekarbabu
Windows Virtualization Engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
Since we have an internal cloud, suddenly people may require 1000 or 2000 VMS in something. We have options to analyze and make sure we have enough scalability.
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reviewer1447761
Assitant Director - IT at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's not a particular feature, really, however, I can say that the solution is just easy to maintain, and makes it easy to backup all those VMs. We can easily save our data and we can deploy VM machines very fast and create the delivery of the server in a pretty simple, dynamic way.
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AllanTrambouze
Consultant senior en technologie de l'information at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
VMware Tanzu (container) is the most valuable addition because you get an efficient solution to manage the VM and container in a single pane of glass.
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Allan Trambouze
Senior Consultant at Cofomo
Production people can quickly reboot the server with ESXi Quick Boot.
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reviewer1346730
IT Director at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
The initial setup is easy.
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reviewer1458261
Enterprise Architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution allows for very good virtualization.
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VMware vSphere Cons

Bunmi-Sadiq
IT Supervisor at WACT
We want to see improvement from VMware with security. We want minimal downtime. We want automation. We want to deploy more efficiently.
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reviewer1441107
Owner at a transportation company with 1-10 employees
Monitoring information could always be improved.
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Johan Odendaal
Server Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The biggest pain point is probably the firmware management of the underlying hardware. It could be a lot better.
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Tony Reeves
Network Administrator
An improvement could be allowing a "dark mode" for the interface. I think the HTML5 client is a little bit hard to read. It's all white. It's a little bit bright on the eyes. A lot of us IT guys view in the dark.
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Ganesh Sekarbabu
Windows Virtualization Engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
We previously had a hard time using tech support.
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reviewer1447761
Assitant Director - IT at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution could be a bit more user-friendly.
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AllanTrambouze
Consultant senior en technologie de l'information at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The HR proxy is actually a little bit tricky to install and setup.
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Allan Trambouze
Senior Consultant at Cofomo
I would like more Amazon stuff inside of VMware.
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reviewer1346730
IT Director at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
The container management could be improved. It's far from perfect right now.
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reviewer1458261
Enterprise Architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are certain tools the can't run in parallel and occasionally, in those instances, we have trouble migrating customers from one source to our data center.
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Learn what your peers think about VMware vSphere. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2020.
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