VMware vSphere Room for Improvement

Bunmi Sadiq
‎IT Supervisor at a maritime company with 201-500 employees
We want to see improvement from VMware with security. We want minimal downtime. We want automation. We want to deploy more efficiently. If there is a disaster of any kind we want to respond quickly and recover from it. With vSphere, you get to provision server resources with ease. While we like vSphere, one problem we have is saturation. For example, if I want to deploy 10 virtual machines, I will have to install the operating system one by one. I will have to install the patches one by one, also to every kind of script. I will have to learn more, but automated deployment is not easy to implement. It makes you spend a lot of time on deployment. You can't have time for doing other things. On login incidents and other events, I would prefer to have some notification in the logs. These are the main areas of improvement that we would like to see. View full review »
DatacenterVirtualizeJunky
Senior Systems Analyst at Manufacturing Organization
VMware has expanded, from a corporate standpoint, to where they have gotten very large. I have noticed, in the last couple of years, the breaking apart of specific added benefits and charging license upcharges for them. That would be the only negative thing that I have to say: As a large consumer of the Hypervisor, we have a hard time justifying the cost of utilizing the extra products, especially when it's a couple of grand here and there, a couple of hundred dollars here and there. It's hard for an IT administrator or an architect to sell to upper management. When they're seeing so much ROI from the Hypervisor, it's hard to show them that there is extra value in the additional products that can be tied on top. I would really like to see an assessment of which products are actually going to be beneficial to charge for, and that they then continue to keep some of the products bundled in with the initial Hypervisor. There are some competitive vendors out there who are sticking to the original model that VMware seemed to have, which includes a lot of additional features and functionality in the initial pricing, and I think they are gaining a lot of market share based on the fact that they are keeping their licensing simple. The only argument I have with VMware is that, when I ask our VMware team about a new solution, I hear comments like, "For a nominal fee we can upgrade your license and you can have that." For the large number of Hypervisors and the scale we have, it's frustrating to hear that I have to go ask for additional money for very small, additional features that I think should be included. I respect that VMware has to grow and there are some features that they should not bundle in and that they should ask more money for. So I would like to see an analysis of sales and what's included and what the consumption rate is. I think they could dial it in a little bit better to where they have more bundled solutions. Unfortunately, I think the type of model that VMware is moving toward is having an a la carte type of fee list. There are so many products that start with a "v" that I tend to get drowned with all the capabilities and I have to pick the particular thing I want to go after. Whereas, if there were more bundled services, or a package that included more bundled services, I might be able to swing that more easily than asking for money here and there. View full review »
Brandon Morris
System Administrator at City of Sioux Falls
I see room for improvement in the vSphere product just a little bit. I know they are doing all that transition from the traditional fat client to the new HTML5 interface. I've watched that grow from being technical previews to where it's at today, and it's probably 90 percent there. But I think that VMware could continue to put improvements into that UI, so that all the tasks can be performed as quickly as they used to be done in the fat client. Just yesterday, I met with the lead solutions architect for vSphere, and one of the things that I really kind of sat him down on was, "What's the deal between these Custom Attributes and these Tags? What are you trying to do with that?" He said, "So here's the deal. I know that they're halfway done and we have a vision of where they're all going, but we'll get it there." That that would be a great ability, to keep all that metadata about your virtual machines inside the solution and staying with the machines. View full review »
David Grimes
VP of Product Engineering at Navisite
As with any piece of technology (hardware or software), there's always room for improvement. vSphere is incredibly mature from a core feature and function perspective. As we continue to push mission-critical workloads into vSphere, and those workloads are not readily protected at the application layer for availability, continuing to increase the size limitations on FT-protected VMs would be a great advance. vSphere management has evolved over time. It's inherently complex. Operating a large virtual infrastructure is not an easy task for anyone. That's why certifications, such as VCP exist, because you have to have the right skill set to operate the environment. As the product evolves and starts to take advantage of things, like DRS, workload placement becomes less of an issue for humans to worry about, because the system takes care of it for you. Of equal interest is SDRS, storage management and storage placement, as historically, it was one of the most challenging things to mange in a large production VMware environment. With SDRS, we've actually seen our need to babysit it and manage it as a human go way down. View full review »
Kevin Williams
IT Analyst I at Sacramento City College
I would like to see a little bit more visibility regarding errors. When an error does occur, there are times where it says "Unknown error" or something to that effect, and it doesn't necessarily give you a lot of metrics. If you go online and you give a description of it, normally the VMware forums can help you find out what it is, but I'd like to see a little bit more visibility from the software itself regarding what's going on: "This went wrong, this is why." View full review »
Michael Huset
Senior Systems Administrator at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of management, it's getting better. There were recent changes with the infrastructure and the architecture, going from a physical vSphere vCenter client to the web interface. That has slowed things down a little bit, to be honest. It's getting better. With the 5.7 release they've optimized it, the menus are a little snappier, and it isn't as cumbersome to manage through as it was on the previous website or vSphere Web Client instance. Also, reading some of the sensors in the hardware itself, that's where VMware does a really great job in the digital infrastructure and being able to scale things and knowing what's going on in vSphere. But not having to buy something from a third-party to scan the actual hardware components, like the hard drives and the port containers and fan speeds; not having to bolt something on and go through another vendor, would be helpful. View full review »
Preston Lasebikan
Lead Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I know, coming out in 6.7 Update 1, that the HTML Client is going to reach full parity and have all the same features that they had in the now-deprecated thick client that used to be on Windows. That's one really neat feature I'm actually looking forward to. There are always little "gotchas." In the past, little changes have broken things in vSphere. Going from 6.0, which worked perfectly fine on the Mac Pro, there were certain changes in hardware drivers, when 6.5 came out. Some were no longer present or had been deprecated. As a result, it didn't work on the Mac Pro anymore, which was business-critical. Okay, everybody could stick on one version and wait until it was fixed. We were able to take drivers out of the 5.5 version, add them to the build package for installation and it worked. It was not the most efficient, and storage I/O was kind of slow. Since 6.5 Update 1 came out, that has been solid, no real issues with that. View full review »
Eric Garrison
Customer Engineer at ATTO Technology
My biggest suggestion would be some kind of a mechanism - and it's almost an AI-type thing, a Siri/Cortana - for where to find how to do certain things. If there was the ability to just type in a basic question and say, "How do I change the VM settings for this?" and it could bring me right there, that would be really awesome. View full review »
NetworkAa4a7
Network Administrator with 5,001-10,000 employees
As far as the web client goes, one of the frustrating things is that it's dependent on different browsers. One day it may work with only a given browser or there may be issues with Flash. So I look forward to being able to use the HTML 5 client. Hopefully, it will be a lot more stable and not have the kind of issues that I necessarily run into with the web client today. One thing that is a little frustrating for me is that you have the network side with bandwidth and, if it's a system that's virtualized, obviously, you have VMware vSphere in the mix. There are all the different components. If someone has a VM and they don't like the performance or they see something that causes them to say, "Oh, this seems a little sluggish," they contact us and say, "Hey, what's going on?" And that becomes a kind of "magical mystery tour," a black box sometimes. I think, "Okay, where do I need to look? Is it even a problem within the virtualization infrastructure or is it somewhere else?" So that's what I'm hoping to find out about in some of the sessions, here at VMworld 2018, and maybe get some answers. I haven't seen the new client with vSphere 6.7, so it's hard for me to say what additional features I would like to see. View full review »
Infrastr7d14
Infrastructure with 5,001-10,000 employees
Management of the solution depends on the interface you are in. The Flash interface can be a little cumbersome sometimes, but thankfully they are moving all of that into the HTML 5. I did see that with the 6.7 Update 1, every function now is pretty much capable of being run from HTML 5. I'm really happy about that and looking forward to moving to that. Unfortunately, because I'm the infrastructure guy, some of the features, day-to-day things, require me to go back into the Flash version, but I long to go with the HTML 5. It's really fast, performance is great on that, it looks really good, and using it is not a pain. It would be nice if they could make the upgrades a little bit smoother but sometimes that's a little tricky because, unfortunately, everyone can throw plugins into the environment and VMware can't necessarily control all of those. So I understand the headache for the engineering team there. View full review »
SeniorSyb3f0
Senior Systems Administrator at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
I'd like to see a little bit more integration for VDI. I think that Composer servers, security servers, broker servers with connections, I'm not sure they are necessary at this point. Perhaps they could have a lot of those functions baked directly into the hypervisor. It seems to me that if the hypervisor is scalable and flexible enough, that the processor and compute can handle all of that. Maybe we eliminate those other components for VDIs and have more mixed workloads: server workloads and desktop workloads all in the same hypervisor. View full review »
Reviewer3064
Head - Server and Storage at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
When checking the utilization reports, the operational reporting and matrixes are a little weak. In terms of what has been the starting growth or trend analysis is something which, currently they have an add-on which we have not used because it's an add-on product, which we have not bought. As of now, they have this capability but I've not seen these features to be more integrated on the base product itself rather than having as a special add-on. As I mentioned, the necessary improvement would be to add additional features that would integrate reporting and management in terms of automation. Those are the two things I would say it's a lot of, or the third item could be of some service important to integration. Right now everybody is talking about private clubs, but these are the base foundation so, the effect it has had on embedded software attack, running on the hypervisor for self-provisioning, it definitely has an edge. View full review »
SeniorMa0f8b
Senior Manager at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
There has been a lot of improvement with UI: its speed and usability features. Before, it was very slow. When it comes to cross-regional (e.g., someone in the US managing the China vSphere implementations), it can be a somewhat slow. I would recommend increasing the speed. While there has already been improvement there, I would like to see more. View full review »
Brian Kirsch
Instructor at MATC
The biggest thing to improve is to have more self-service in the portals. I would like to receive more help through the web interface. I would like to see continual improvements of the client. It doesn't need to go much larger for support on the number of VMs or its size, because there are pretty high limits already. However, it needs a bit more in the management and the reporting aspect. We have to get a third-party for that. It would be great if it was a bit more integrated. View full review »
Raden Evangelista
Systems Engineerineering Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
Flexible pricing would be nice. Some of the pricing models are fairly big. View full review »
Robert Cox
Systems Engineer at Vestmark inc
I'd like to get rid of the Flash Client. There are still some things that require us to go into it and use it, some plugins and other things aren't supported in the HTML5. I love the HTML5 Client. I think it's a lot smoother, a lot faster. Version 6.5 was kind of slow. From our testing, from what I've seen, 6.7 is supposed to be better. That would be my biggest complaint right now: that the 6.5 Flash Client is slow. It takes a while to load. View full review »
Ayodeji Ariyo
Senior Network Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have just been looking through what vSphere 6.7 has coming, and one of the things I'm most excited about is the fact that we won't need to use multiple Clients any longer, if all the features that are supposed to be available are, in fact, available in the HTML5 Client. That's one of the biggest things because, for me, it's all about management. For the most part, all the other things that have made VMware invaluable in our lives should be working just as well, but a little bit more speed won't hurt. View full review »
Christie Brinker
Chief Technology Officer at Keeforce
As far as room for improvement goes, I really feel like each release they're coming out with new features, making it better and better. The new HTML5 client is almost there. It needs just a little bit more and then it will definitely be ready. View full review »
Ganesh Sekarbabu
Windows Virtualization Engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
I have seen some sessions for version 6.7 covering its improvements, which I was looking for, mainly the content library. Our requirement is to move our templates from one location to another location. Previously, this was not available. We are happy this was introduced. Another thing is the flash. However, in 6.7, they completely removed it and they are bringing in the HTML. Let's see, as I haven't tried the 6.7 update yet. I hope it will satisfy everything from our point of view. View full review »
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. View full review »
Rene Van Den Beden
Chief Architect at RoundTower Technologies
vSphere is the Rolls Royce of hypervisors. Moving forward, they just need to continue integrating and simplifying that user interface experience. With VMware Cloud Foundation, that's the Day 2 lifecycle management. You've got the VMC offering that's obviously all public cloud. They need to keep on integrating the APIs and simplifying the user experience. And they're definitely moving towards the one-click experience that you have with other technology vendors. View full review »
Jason Hong-Turney
Lead IT Systems Engineer at a tech consulting company with 10,001+ employees
There are a few things I wanted to see in the next version of vSphere 6.7 which, it turns out, were announced today (at VMworld 2018) so I haven't had time to explore them. But one of the things that was most important to me was the ability to automate or improve deployment of VCHA in an advanced configuration, where it's not hosting itself. I'm looking forward to playing with the new release and seeing where it's at. View full review »
ITAnalysac7f
IT Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
On Vista, there should be a lot more new features. We would like to see more security features to harden our environment in the future. From a technical point, there is not much room for new innovation in the hypervisor. It is more about improving the environment or the landscape, not the product. The licensing should be more competitive based on its price. There should be more features for the licensing that you own. Money is a factor, because our management is looking right now at its money. The most annoying thing is to tell people that I would like to continue using VMware, and have them argue the other solutions are free. View full review »
Sajag Chaturvedi
IT Infrastructure Architect at a retailer
I can see the room for improvement still in the user interface (UI). There is still room for improvement with the HTML5 Web Client. They are working on it, as I can see on their blog. However, there is still room for improvement in the newer features that they can push into it. View full review »
Rob Pease
IT Director at Jewish Family Service
I do not find it to be simple and efficient to manage. The tools, the interface to manage it, are a pain. In the latest version, they moved us to web-only, the Web Client and it's terrible. It's slow. It crashes. It's annoying. I used the Web Client in the older version and was happy. I would go back to the regular thick client but I don't have that option anymore, so I am always fighting it. View full review »
Allan Trambouze
Senior Consultant at Cofomo
I put information on my blog stating that I would like more Amazon stuff inside of VMware. They have announced many thing that I am looking for today, so I am happy. View full review »
Stephen Parker
Systems Engineer at BYU Idaho
As far as additional features go, they've already added the VMware Update Manager to this version, which has been great; it's been very nice to use. It would be nice to see it a little more tightly integrated with the patching solution so you could do it in one pane of glass. Right now, you have to jump back and forth. It's still not difficult, but you have to jump back and forth to do your update definitions and then go back and actually do the updates themselves. View full review »
Sean Crawford
Information Systems Analyst at Sandag
There is definitely room for improvement and that improvement should be in the licensing and the simplicity of procuring additional licenses or additional VMware products. Right now, it's very complex. View full review »
Trevor Napier
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
vSphere is going in a good direction already with its improvement. The one area where I would love to see an improvement is the HTML5 client. It's great, but it could get better. I know it can. View full review »
Carlos Filipe Quintas
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I’d like to see a better web console or rather, transform the web console in a real single pane of glass for the whole infrastructure instead of having to go for vRealize Ops Manager. Other vendors are providing this already and vSphere (vendor) has that capability. I’d also like to see solutions such as vSAN in vSphere, really take off. It has a lot of potential and since it has been jointly done with other hardware vendors it somehow lost track of what the real purpose was, offer a whole very simple and very effective solution. Support for Virtual Volumes will be the next big thing, and although it is already implemented, it will take a while to see its light in production in customers. View full review »
DesktopS0c59
Desktop Support Supervisor at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
I would like to see DRS for the GPU machines. View full review »
MichaelScherrer
Senior Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
One thing that would be helpful is, these days we have an environment where we are often using clouds as well. A solution that would be a little more cloud-aware would be really helpful. I know there is a product from VMware that is more specifically for the cloud, but it would be nice if VMware Cloud Manager would be cloud-aware. It would simplify certain processes. It's all about doing things faster. If it were more cloud-aware it would be easier to work it into a hybrid environment and literally have seamless interfacing with the leading cloud solution. That would be nice. View full review »
John_Jones
Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
* It is simple to break. * As far as ease of use and their front end (vCenter), it needs refreshing. They are doing some good things with HTML5. I would like them to move into having a containerized application to manage the vCenter. * I would like having something that works on a smaller screen, so we can get to it on our iPads and have it more touch-centric versus having to sit at a laptop. View full review »
Mikael Korsgaard Jensen
Sr. Operations Engineer at Kamstrup
Where I think there is room for improvement is in the HTML5 interface in vCenter. What it lacks, for me, is integrating into VMware's other products, especially NSX. View full review »
Director8504
Director at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
In terms of additional features I would like to see, I just heard about them here at VMworld 2018. They're rolling in security to be a core feature. Built-in app defense is something we'll take advantage of. The ability to utilize tools that are in the cloud - we don't really use the cloud - will be available for use on-premise, and that is a pretty big feature. View full review »
BrianGibson
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I definitely could see some improvements in Operations Management. That's another product that they have, but it's lacking in a few things. I feel that it's not as aggressive as it should or could be. They have different levels built into it, but I think they should have more aggressive levels. Another area of improvement would be the further development of graphics virtualization. They've starting dabbling in that, it seems, but it definitely needs a lot more. They need to make it a little quicker and better. View full review »
Chris Childerhose
Solutions Engineer at ThinkON
Get the HTML5 client to 100% parity to replace the Flash client. When the next release comes out ensure all bugs/fixes are implemented as there was some pretty nasty ones on initial 6.5 release. View full review »
Valeriu Iordachi
Deputy Director at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Big improvements were introduced in v6 compared with v5.5, but I am still expecting some additional improvements for our activity. Another area is the backup solutions that are relying on CBT. For the moment it is resolved, but due to the fact that during the last three months there appeared some critical bugs, the virtual machine backup might be inconsistent. View full review »
Blake Grover
System Admin with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are still a few features that have been left out as far as updating and sending firmware to the host. You still have to go into the Flash interface to do that. But, for the most part, there are just those few missing features from the HTML5 interface. View full review »
Raffaello Poltronieri
Cloud Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
A slight improvement could be made to the interface of the management of vCSA, so that they answer on the 5480 ports. That kind of graphical interface could be improved, but it is not a main point. View full review »
CIO9dd5
CIO at a library with 201-500 employees
Maybe it's there and I don't know about it, but I would love to be able to build a standard server set and be able to give users, who want to build another server, the ability to click in and have a pool of 20 options for the five groups that are using them. I could just say, “Hey if you want a server click here," and then the server is built for them, tells them how to connect, how to login to it. Done. That would be so cool. View full review »
SystemsAe086
Systems Administrator at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees
I would like to see continued support of the HTML5-based utilities. View full review »
DpsaIii8dbb
DPSA III at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Cloning large servers will require just as much space on the virtual volume as the original server. It makes it difficult when your system has limited space. View full review »
Tom Pine
Lead Administrator at Comcast
Code: They need to stop pushing it out so fast. Nobody in the real world is really using it yet, because it's not ready for prime time. It needs to be more stable. They need to get their product more stable before they push more code out. An example, in vCenter 6.5, they pushed HA, but it doesn't work. I've worked with so many engineers who finally said, "Give up! It doesn't work." I asked a question to one of the guys who did a demo with us on 6.7, and said, "Did you guys fix it?" They immediately skirted around the question. I said, "I'll take that as a no." View full review »
Muhammad Tanvir Ashraf
System and Network Administrator at Gulf Precast Concrete Co. LLC
The solution should be more user-friendly for upgrading host ESXi units, bringing them into the control unit of vSphere. Generally, the user interface needs to be improved for non-technical people. A technical person can hover around and find the right tool or task that needs to be done. But, for people who are new, they require guidance because it is not intuitive. They have to ask for help from here and there to get it right. View full review »
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delete at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
It will be nice when it's all HTML 5. It would be nice if it had auto-scaling, no need to select CPU or select database size. Let it auto-scale, let it use the features that VMware has, instead of having to preselect. View full review »
Luis Arencibia
IT Operations Services Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see AI in future releases. View full review »
it_user515508
User at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
The licensing part. VMware must simplify the licensing mode to help selling to business and additional products. View full review »
NetworkA3fbb
Network Administrator at a mining and metals company with 201-500 employees
* Keep innovating. * Make it more efficient and stable. View full review »
ReviewerH635
Network Architect at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
We stopped using a lot of cloud services. However, I see that VMware has integrated with Amazon Cloud. We will now to have to move everything to the cloud. My goal is to uplift our environment to the cloud, which will be probably in two years, but it will happen. It is where everyone is heading, since it is the next big step. View full review »
ProjectLeader892
Project Leader at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I'd suggest improvements in a couple of areas. First, the Web Client is too slow. Also, they need to improve vRealize Operations Manager. View full review »
Ajay Dand
Founder Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I think the cost should be reconsidered. VMware is not the cheapest solution out there, despite the fact that it may be one of the best. In addition, I think some of the backup features or the prediction features can be improved. The legacy workloads are not prone to be virtualized. Some users may want to see a common deduction product across the physical service. View full review »
ITProfes763a
IT Professional with 5,001-10,000 employees
If I could talk to the engineers I would probably suggest a little bit different approach. There's a process that includes base-lining, then installing the program, and then doing the differentiation. That kind of approach for delivering applications, in my opinion, is way quicker. That approach would take me not more than half an hour to prepare any application. That's a feature I would like to see. View full review »
Researcher952
Researcher and Professor at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Native multi-platform management client (not WEB based) - Last improvements in this area are huge. However, some users prefer a native client. Please VMware, listen to your customers! * A fully **automatic** and lightweight Virtual Center. Another time this has a huge improvement in last releases. However, a more automatic and simple deployment is required. * Automatic on-demand Hypervisor setup for running some workloads on PC workstations at night. This function doesn't exist at time. We really like to see it! View full review »
it_user321198
Cloud Automation and Integration Focal at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I’d like to be able to expand the capability of SMP fault tolerant VMs. That’s a game-changer when talking about business-critical applications (i.e. Oracle). If we had this, we’d no longer need an Oracle rack (will have better solution with this improvement). View full review »
SystemAd3999
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The roadmap VMware has for Workspace ONE is on target with what we want to do. A year from now I might have a different opinion, but right now, I'm good. I see no negatives at this point. View full review »
Daniel Pietrasanta
IT Systems Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It's simple enough right now, but some more automation tools would definitely make it simpler. It's pretty well integrated with vROps but the integration could be improved a little bit. View full review »
ITInfras39c9
IT Infrastructure Team Lead / Project Lead IT at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution could benefit by expanding the CPUs and memory from different physical nodes. A more mature dashboard is needed; currently, we rely on third-party VM Management Solutions but most of the features have matured since we first started using it in 2007. View full review »
Keith Luken
Manager - System Engineering and Storage at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Stability and manageability need improvement. The core product has not changed much over the years and has large deficiencies in manageability and how they implement certain features. The basic hypervisor works OK, but all the management and bolt-on products have issues and at times overwhelm the core hypervisor. View full review »
Engineer353
VMware Engineer at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
The only improvement that is needed that come to mind are improvements in the vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations management simplicity. View full review »
Mike Yocum
IT Systems Administrator II at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The vSphere Web Client could be better. The requirement for flash is what really kills it for me. Mobile access from iPads would be great too. View full review »
Chris Ramos
Technical Education Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Commercially, the stock keeping units have changed with the latest iteration of the product. View full review »
Josh Abercrombie
IT Infrastructure Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The vSphere Client always feels slow, and/or like it doesn't keep up with what I'm trying to do. So I usually use the thick client most of the time. I'm looking forward to some of the new features on 6.7 where you can record your actions in the Client and then it will spit out all the code. So if you want a script of what you just did, it gives you all the code for that. That's probably the one thing I'm looking forward to the most in the 6.7. View full review »
WindowsSbd99
Windows Systems Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'm looking forward to the HTML client being finished. That's the thing that's annoying me, but I know it's coming this fall. If they were going to make the transition from the standalone installable client to the HTML, I wish they would have done more development on it before they released. It's not feature-complete, so we have to go back to the old client to do certain things, and I don't really want to. View full review »
ReviewerU8183
Principal Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
It needs to integrate better between multiple modules. View full review »
LuisFernando Fuentes Lopez
Infrastracture Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
I would like to start to using NSX in the next release. View full review »
SystemD51791
System Developer/Engineer with 51-200 employees
In the next release, I would like to see programming. I'd like to see a lot more about customization for people who want to customize programming API, SDK. View full review »
reviewer274092
Vice President with 1-10 employees
I think they should consider lowering the pricing of entry-level products. In addition, I think they should come up with a backup feature that is more product enrichment-based. It should be a full-fledged backup solution. It just is not there right now. View full review »
Svein Johansen
Professional ICT at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees
The problem often is that when I use VMware and Citrix there are conflicts. View full review »
C7843E
Technical Support at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We would like VMware to add capacity to add more equipment. We also think it could improve with the hyper-converged. View full review »
Hazem Mohamed
Deputy Manager IT at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
This solution should have a better backup policy. Furthermore, there should be an ability to expose the universal machine. In the current version, you need to shutdown and use an offline virtual machine to backup. View full review »
Samer Hamwi
Sr. IT & Business Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
As we introduce the DevOps culture, we need to make sure that the principles and tools used to support this approach can be easily integrated and interoperated with the vSphere environment with no (or less) redundancy in tools and functionality. View full review »
Sandy Aitken
VP Cloud Business at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The pricing and tech support need improvement. View full review »
ITManageb049
IT Manager at a construction company with 51-200 employees
I would like to see the UI incorporating all of the functionality that the thick client had. View full review »
it_user499017
Lead System Architect at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is need to resume the C# client. View full review »
Carlos Rodriguez
Pre-sales engineer
The functionalities and management of the product demonstrations need improvement. View full review »
Justin Melton
Engineering Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The thick client had features that were removed from the HTML5 web console and it has caused a learning curve deficiency. Training could be more customer-centric. View full review »
Stephen Murcott
System Administrator at a software R&D company with 11-50 employees
When I needed to equip a new startup, I was unable to get the budget for vSphere past finance, so I ended up adopting a cheaper alternative even though it meant more work. View full review »
Bobby Shirley
Desktop Support Specialist at Bank Independent
It could use a smaller learning curve. View full review »
Huy Le Quang
Solution Architect with 10,001+ employees
The SDK/API to help SPs (service providers) provide the pay-as-you-go business model in cloud service. View full review »
Orhangazi Yıldırım
System Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Although vSphere is a nearly perfect product, it does need a little improvement. Datacenter and Cluster structure should be mixed so that the management of clusters would be easier. View full review »
ReviewerP859
Head of Technological Architecture at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see more software as a service solutions. View full review »
David Chief
User
Two improvements that I would like to see are higher resolution console modes for guests and easier switching between consoles. View full review »
Mats Hagberg Olsson
System Design Specialist at Castra AB
I would like to see VMware head towards a more GPU friendly environment. View full review »
Muljo Witono
CEO and Owner with 51-200 employees
The scalability of the solution should be improved. View full review »
Jason Place
Systems Security Administrator with 201-500 employees
Improvements to the vCenter server appliance are still needed, especially the HTML5. View full review »
Tim Crabtree
Internship Student
Improvement in price. View full review »

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