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Infrastructure Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 28 2016

What is most valuable?

Right now, we’re primarily just using it for monitoring. However, based on a VMworld session I attended, we’re looking at using it for enhancing our efficiency and to guarantee performance; make sure we can use vROps recommendations to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We’d recently done a business transformation. We’re in healthcare. We deliver software-as-a-service for the province of Saskatchewan. Recently, we’ve expanded our business to infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service, those kinds... more»

What needs improvement?

I’d like to see the ability to monitor more stuff we’re actually looking at vROps to pull in data from. I guess there is already a lot of stuff it can capture, but I’m actually pushing to use vROps as our managers’ manager. I’d like to pull... more»
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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 of tools. That's a big plus for the tool. It's well-integrated with Log Insight. We use that... 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 on the vROps metrics that are being created.

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 metric is. There'll be something like a "CPU Usage" and "Usage of the CPU". What's the difference... more»
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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 "sanity-check" the entire infrastructure by getting monthly reports on how everything is performing and where... 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 training, to get accustomed to it. Moving forward, I would like to see some tighter integration... more»
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Converged Infrastructure Lead at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 28 2016

What is most valuable?

One of the things I really liked was being able to use the projects feature, which lets me say that I know in August or September or October, I'm going to need to deploy 20 more VMs on a particular cluster. Am I going to have the capacity for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I've been at my company for seven months, and there's no monitoring. They have no monitoring. That's going to be the big thing. Dashboards can be set in front of operational people and then we'll actually be able to respond both proactively... more»

What needs improvement?

It is a beast to deal with. To understand it, really takes effort. Several of us have been to a week of VMware classes, and that didn't even scratch the surface. There's so much there. I suppose if there was a nice get-started guide, that’d... more»
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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 SCOM. We took all of that and piped it in the back-end. That took a good amount of time; a couple... 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 most definitely helped us avoid outages or shortened outage time. I think that with forecasting... 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. If they built more frames and shells into it so that you could deploy things easier and get it... more»
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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 level, the hypervisor level, even the hardware level. It really gives us a deep dive into what is... 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 cloud, and the best place for the workflows to live. vRealize Operations is a key component to 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 to bring in metrics from my arrays themselves or my fiber channel switches or my ethernet switches.... more»
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Systems Engineer at UF Health
Sep 28 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is being able to see what's actually going on, down to the VMware storage level. And the fact that it can give you a suggested change and it'll explain why. The most common thing we see is that we've got too many... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Probably the most common benefit is catching problems. It has a view where it shows you a hot spot that starts turning red and you're see there's an issue. It also shows trends, so you can see how long it has been going on and other things... more»

What needs improvement?

Even though we don't have the full license for the full vRealize automation and some automation is already built in, I’d like to see them expand that and make it a little easier to use. Also, it is very CPU intensive. It's hitting the... more»
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Senior Systems Administrator at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 13 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are historic trending and showing outliers; being able to determine if something is operating differently than it has normally operated in the last six months or even the last week.

What needs improvement?

We don't use it as much as I'd like, mostly because it's a little too heavy for what we have time to do with. vROps works best when somebody has it open 24 hours a day, is sitting in front of it, actively monitoring the heat maps and everything that's going on, and has the time to adjust all of the policies, so that when your operation is normal, you don't have... more»
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What is vRealize Operations (vROps)?

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
vRealize Operations (vROps) customers
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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