2018-02-01 11:49:00 UTC

What advice do you have for others considering VMware SRM?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering VMware SRM, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10Consultant

In the past, with version 6.0, there were two versions of SRM. There was a version for Windows as well as an appliance. However, all of our customers are now moving to the appliance. I recommend using this product because it integrates well with replication technology from any vendor using the SRA. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-04-02 07:00:12 UTC
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Top 10Real User

My advice to anybody who is implementing this solution is to know well what they want from this solution. It is a complex project, not in the installation, but in creating the disaster recovery plan. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-03-30 07:58:06 UTC
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Top 10Consultant

This is a product that I would recommend for people with a VMware stack. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2020-03-05 08:39:35 UTC
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Top 5Real User

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate VMware SRM as about a five. I am not open to giving a positive recommendation as the product stands. It is a little generous to give it a five considering all the issues. This review focuses a lot on the weaknesses of the product. But we were actually able to use the solution to get quite a lot of server images successfully, especially if the servers were relatively small, like a parasitic thermal server or an ordinary file server. That type of project went fine. So, if your use case is entry-level, beginning, and maybe intermediate, I think you will be fine using the product. But even if you do not have a lot of complexity and you try to work with this in a really big enterprise and a multi-region, multi-datacenter environment, you will have a lot of challenges ahead for sure. We have used it as a migration tool in support of a big transformation. I would think twice before using it for continuity on a permanent basis. I might think three times before more enhancements to the product are made successfully to enhance the utility.

2020-01-27 06:39:00 UTC
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Top 5Real User

My advice to people considering this solution is that they should just go ahead and get it. I think that is the best virtualization solution out there. Some people say Nutanix is better. I think VMware is the best. I would also advise making sure your virtual environment is well taken care of. I don't think there are any other challenges that you're going to have. It's necessary that when you see it side by side, to have an operations manager help you find problematic areas and possible issues you are going to encounter in the future. On a scale of 1 - 10, I give it a 9.

2020-01-12 07:22:00 UTC
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Top 10Real User

I would recommend the product to anyone requiring a disaster recovery process. I would rate this product an eight out of 10.

2020-01-09 06:15:00 UTC
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-12-31 09:39:00 UTC
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We're using the on-premises deployment model. I'd recommend the solution. I'd rate it ten out of ten.

2019-11-18 07:22:00 UTC
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Before choosing a cheaper solution, I would advise checking the limitations or boundaries of each solution. Compare VMware to Microsoft Hyper-V and other solutions - maybe open-source - and then see which fits your needs best.

2018-02-01 11:49:00 UTC
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