vRealize Log Insight Room for Improvement

IT Consultant/Network Security personnel at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
In regards to stability, it doesn't do the patches on the operating systems. The manufacturers need to develop patches for security reasons, on all of the applications. There could be an improvement in the scalability. I think that it should be able to integrate with other third-party backup and recovery solutions, more that it does now. I feel that this is an area that needs to be worked on. The dashboard and user interface is friendly but could be friendlier, so that even a person who is just learning about virtualization would be able to understand the features on the interface. They should look at things like plugins. Other providers incorporate them into their own products. I feel that the same should be done with VMware to stay competitive in the market. View full review »
Systems Operations Manager at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I think there are a lot of areas where the product could be improved. To start with I would like the capability to do additional customizations, like integrating with third-party products. Every customer that we have is not using Log Insight. For those people who are using Solarwinds or Splunk or any other monitoring tool, there should be an option to forward the logs from Insights to the other products and options for this that we can choose. It would be good to make it so we can start forwarding logs and analysis to other monitoring systems. It would be good to be able to increase log retention. They improved log retention in the latest version. Before it was only 30 days that you could keep the logs, but in the latest version, they have increased that limit to a number of months. One thing that goes along with the enhanced log retention is we need to have a lot of space to store the logs. So, integration with other monitoring tools and log retentions are things that should be more under user control. We need to have additional storage, fine. That is okay, we have a lot of storage at our data centers and if necessary we can put in additional disks. But the license cost is too much. Compared to the storage costs we will have to increase capacity, the license from vRealize will be more costly. View full review »
Reza Azimi
Infrastructure Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
The solution is a very good tool, but it has a lot of limitations. One of the main issues is around how you define your retention policy, for instance. It doesn't have it. You can't define a log retention policy. You also can't define the destination or location for your logs. All of the logs are in one index or one bucket. For example, if you have a different set of logs, which you want to have different rotation policies for, you can't do that. You have to create multiple clusters if you want to do this, and then the problem is that you will end up having multiple classes, and you can't access all of them centrally. View full review »
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Infrastructure Expert at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Documentation is lacking, including some guides as to how to use the expressions. It is not clear how to look for a log, for example. Some examples in the documentation might be helpful. I think that VMware had good documentation, but it's no longer hosted. The documentation is not as easy to understand as it was before. Log Insight has a good dashboard, where you can search for a log. However, it is difficult at the beginning for the administrator to understand it. I asked my colleague how often they use this tool and they said, "It is very difficult to find something in the tool. You need to know what you are looking for." This might be the part that should be improved. The interactive analyzer feature should also be improved. View full review »
Senior Specialist: IT Enterprise Systems at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
The pricing of the solution could be improved. The vRealize content packs should be able to pass more information from the UNIX log. View full review »
IT Consultant at ArioRasaneh
The implementation process could be improved. We ran into a few issues during the initial setup that could have been avoided if it was more straightforward. The solution isn't user-friendly for admins. The solution needs to offer a feature for small companies that would allow us to run VDI that won't take up server resources. View full review »
Virtualization Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution should make it possible to use it from a security perspective so that you can centralize your policies and have some control as to what's happening in the environment. They should improve their web interface to make it more user-friendly. View full review »
Service Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I don't use the solution on a day to day basis, so I'm not sure what specifically can be improved. View full review »
Senior Consultant/Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I don't think there's any specific improvement I'd like to see, perhaps third-party logins. It's great for VMware, but it would be good if they had third-party logins. I'm pretty happy with the dashboard interface and management monitoring tools. View full review »
IT Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The dashboard needs to be improved because this is what I need to monitor my infrastructure. View full review »
Service Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution should be more user-friendly. The user interface and dashboard could be simplified. It would be helpful in future releases if the solution offered the ability to have a single pane of management and more integration with other solutions. View full review »
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