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SolArch2087
Real User
Solutions Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 03 2018

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I like that it's integrated with the vRA. It is helping us, as we're rolling out automation, to do intelligent placement of new servers, based... more»

What needs improvement?

There are several additional features I'd like to see. For one, the metrics. It collects tons of metrics, but it's very unclear what exactly a... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is starting to get unmanageable. It used to be a better pricing deal. They were selling us the suite and we were taking advantage of... more»

What other advice do I have?

Depending on your use case, I would caution you to know what it does and what it doesn't do. We bought it with pie-in-the-sky hopes that it... more»
SeniorSy12df
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 16 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to right-size a workload, based on historical data for that workload. It also allows us to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has saved us quite a bit of money by making those workloads run more efficiently and it has allowed us to recover a lot of wasted resources.

What needs improvement?

It's a very complex product. It has gotten better over the years, but they still have some work to do. It still requires a lot of time, and some... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

When I started with my current company, seven years ago, they were using another solution and it was terrible. It didn't give us any of the... more»

What other advice do I have?

You'd want the ease of use to be the primary draw to the product. Somebody who is evaluating vROps - when I didn't know anything about it and I... more»
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Richard-King
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Engineering Manager at Deloitte
Sep 26 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to get a view of our entire environment in a single pane of glass. We're a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits of the solution are stability, uptime, and awareness of what's going on in our environment. By being aware... more»

What needs improvement?

Any product is going to have room for improvement. As long as they keep innovating and listening to us, I think that's... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Cost is an issue on vROps. The Standard edition, for an organization our size, is just not useful at all. However, I... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We had a lot of homegrown solutions and different products. We have Splunk, we're using Tableau, different reporting... more»

What other advice do I have?

vROps is a ten out of ten. It's a really good product, I'm excited about it, I like using it. It's also one of those... more»
it_user509058
Real User
Manager, FIS Server Computing at University of Pittsburgh
Nov 24 2016

What is most valuable?

Currently, the most valuable features of the product are monitoring, capacity management and planning; things of that nature. We run a SCCM and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits for us, because we're mostly virtualized, it's getting everything under one hood. That's probably the biggest thing for us. It has... more»

What needs improvement?

We'd like to see more customizable things, more management packs; the ability to not have to customize the portals and do everything so ad-hoc.... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We looked at it, we liked it. We talked to our TAM and they pretty much talked us into it. That's pretty much how we went with it.

What other advice do I have?

Give yourself enough time to do it. It's going to take a little while. It took us a good six months to get it off the ground and functional.... more»
Chuck Jones
Real User
Systems Architect at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 28 2018

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us with our goal of having a hyperconverged environment where we see workflows running on-prem, we see workflows running in the... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see them bring in metrics for other things in the infrastructure, not just the virtual infrastructure: for example, being able... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using Foglight when Dell purchased Foglight; it was with somebody else before. That solution was very cumbersome, very hard. We needed... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely encourage colleagues to look at vRealize Operations. I would tell them the experience I have had with it and help them see... more»
ChristianSmith
Real User
Principal Server Specialist at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 14 2018

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has enhanced our ability to troubleshoot and effectively manage our solutions to understand what clusters are having issues and diagnose those programs right away, so we can be... more»

What needs improvement?

Working with vendors more to suck more pieces in via the infrastructure and do that for zero cost, if we could. While not always based on VMware, if we want to add something in... more»

What other advice do I have?

* Dig into your requirements. * Put a list together. * Then, start taking a look at vCOPS, because it's a great product. It most likely will fit your requirements. I would highly... more»
Christian Petrarca
Real User
Manager, Sever Storage at Trinity Health Of New Engineerland
Sep 13 2018

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The new features in v6.7 are going to bring a lot of our use case to fruition for us. Right now, we just don't have enough insider training to... more»

What needs improvement?

We're on the 6.0 version, so it does lack a little bit of that intuitiveness. You have to have some experience with VMware to get around inside... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We didn't have anything in place, we were just vCenter. But with vCenter, you don't get the alarms and alerts in an intuitive fashion and you... more»

What other advice do I have?

Install and do an evaluation and you'll be looking for licensing within a few days of your installation. It won't take the whole 30 days to... more»
Infrastr7f30
Real User
Infrastructure Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 27 2018

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us a lot of details about the environment that we normally wouldn't be able to see without using other tools. We get visibility into... more»

What needs improvement?

One of the features I would like them to bring in is more application monitoring and more visibly into applications. Instead of the actual... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Costs could always be lower.

What other advice do I have?

I rate vROps at eight out of ten. I don't think any platform will ever be a ten because there's always that little bit of room to grow. But they... more»
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Automate IT operations management, manage performance and gain visibility across physical and virtual infrastructure with VMware vCOps. It proactively identify and solve emerging issues with predictive analytics and smart alerts, ensuring optimum performance and availability of applications and infrastructures across vSphere, Hyper-V, Amazon and physical hardware.
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vCenter Operations Manager, VCOPS, vRealize Operations
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Science Applications International Corporation, Tribune Media, Heartland Payment Systems, Telkom Indonesia, Columbia Sportswear, iGATE, CSS Corp, Angel Broking, Adira Finance, Hipskind, Beiersdorf Shared Services, Innovate Mas Indonesia, Adobe, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi , Join Experience S.A, Borusan Holdings, Department of Transport - Abu Dhabi
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