VxRail Room for Improvement

Engineer0221
Engineer at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
If they can improve the HTML client that would be great because the HTML client is a lot more responsive. It's a lot smoother than the flash that it comes with and flash updates every minute and every time flash updates I can't open my web client. You should update and make sure the HTML client works. If it does then you have a product that gives you an excellent 9.5/10 from most vendors with no problem. Everybody complains that for 6.5 and 6.7 there's no desktop client for V7. Everyone misses the desktop client. I don't like the web client. If they can bring back the desktop client for the next release of the VxRail that would be great. View full review »
Managing56d7
Managing Director at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We would like to see tighter integration with Pivotal, because we're looking for end-to-end transformation and tight integration. So, we would like to see the Dell EMC family have stronger integration with their products, as this would be the best thing. It still has some maturity to grow. It needs to be more tightly integrated with its own family of products. It has shown that it is open with the other products within the market, through its stack, but it needs to have the proof in the market (with use-cases), and it has to have the scalability with the integration. View full review »
UnitManae381
Unit Manager & Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
From a hardware and software perspective, there could be an improvement in the sales cycle, as there are a lot of hoops to go through to get pricing on a solution. View full review »
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DanRogers
Solutions Architect
I would like them to include an easier solution to host its own DNS. When they changed to version 6.5, they took out the easy features of letting the rail be its own DNS. You can still trick the system and make the VxRail Manager another one of the rail-required VMs become the DNS, but it's a lot of extra work. I'd like to see it put back into the UI. View full review »
Chris-Stanley
IT Manager at Celtic Manor Resort
The initial setup between the different Dell departments is fragmented (ESRS Team, onsite deployment team, RecoverPoint team, etc.). The engineers who come to rack/stack and do the initial config should be trained on all the areas and work with the different Dell departments whilst they are onsite to give a smoother install and better experience for customer. At present, VxRail is a hyperconverged state of the art product being installed in a legacy way. We need hyperconverged install teams. View full review »
Principa0cc5
Principal at Austin Tovey Ltd
I would like it to tier to the cloud effectively, making sure that cold data can be pushed out to some sort of Bitbucket. As far as I'm aware, it's not there yet. I have heard rumors it's on the roadmap. I have customers who want to do it and got the public cloud space. They want to be able to move workloads in and out of VxRail. View full review »
Enterpri68a5
Enterprise Architect at Unisys
I would like better integration with VCF from VMware, which is the Cloud Foundation tool set, so we can easily provision servers very quickly. Dell EMC could put in their own monitoring tool set for this environment, or if they wanted to, they could use it to expand into other environments. View full review »
Eric Meiser
Senior Consultant at SoftEd Systems
I would like to see integration with vCenter if possible. View full review »
Ravindran Seeni
Head of IT at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* They should add automation and activation going forward. * VxRail is missing some of the features that Nutanix has in its product. * Next release, we would like to see online applications. View full review »
LeadServ9aa9
Lead Service Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
There are still some features which aren't built into Cisco, like virtualized networking, that use its applications. However, these can be purchased through another product as an additional licensing cost to us. View full review »
SystemAdbf21
System Administrator at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like an easier migration. This way, if a node fails like it did, the data would have been migrated and I would not have had to get up at three in the morning. View full review »
Muhammad Adel
Infrastructure Senior Specialist at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
It still has compatibility issues with the latest version of VMware vSphere 6.5. In fact, we spend around six months waiting for a confirmation and firmware upgrade to confirm this step. View full review »
Frankie Youngblood
Systems / Security Administrator with 51-200 employees
It needs faster deployment of security patches. Dell EMC is already improving its patching method, but faster security patch rollout would alleviate risks associated from known vulnerabilities within VMware/subsystems. View full review »
Phil Weingart
Manager of Solutions Architecture with 501-1,000 employees
Having a native replication would be an improvement. View full review »
KarimHamdy
Data Center Engineer with 51-200 employees
* Networking to be included * A single upgrade button for all the environment including network resources. View full review »
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