2018-08-26T08:57:00Z

What do you like most about VMware vRealize Operations (vROps)?


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What do you like most about VMware vRealize Operations (vROps)?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The most valuables features are the collection of assets, security, and configuration data settings from each networked virtual environment in the system.

2019-10-07T13:20:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature is the insight into how our infrastructure is actually working and the kind of performance that when users either say there is an issue, it gives some insight into finding out what's going wrong with it. I think its cause we have it mainly based on our production units.

2018-12-19T08:10:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It is stable. I don't have any problems with this product and upgrades are very easy because it's just click two buttons and next, next, next, finish.

2018-12-19T08:10:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature is how our metrics interact with each other. You can find what objects are needed and get all of the information about an object: How it works with the storage, CPUs, memory, and you can get an easy way to find the solution during troubleshooting.

2018-12-19T08:10:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature would be reporting because if frame or something is not syncing or we have an issue it will report us and give us a warning.

2018-12-19T08:10:00Z
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Top 20Real User

VMware provides good support. We are a GSS customer which means that we have global support with a dedicated engineer from VMware's side so we have no issues with support.

2018-12-19T08:10:00Z
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Top 20Real User

vRealize has products created especially for virtualized infrastructure by VMware. Its main features are great.

2018-12-19T08:10:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature would be the ability to plug into the data feeds that we have and pull information from physical hardware as well as the virtual layer. The best feature is the visualization of what's going on, so we can take a very quick look and see if there are any issues that stand out.

2018-12-19T08:10:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

The initial setup was very straightforward. From the web interface, you can literally just go straight into actually installing vROps with very little previous knowledge required to get it up and running.

2018-12-19T08:10:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Vmware always gives us the best support. They are friendly to talk to and they understand the real impact of what's happening. They are trying to get into the issue as one of your team. They also fit into your working hours to solve your issues.

2018-12-19T08:09:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It has reduced the time it takes to troubleshoot issues. We have customers trying to pinpoint and isolate issues using vROps. The information it provides helps them to pinpoint the issue a lot faster and resolve anything a lot quicker as well. They have a lot less downtime.

2018-12-19T08:09:00Z
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Top 20Real User

This solution has improved my organization by claiming back resources that have been wasted on applications or on servers that just didn't need them. Having a tool that shows that information on a pretty regular basis has been very helpful.

2018-12-19T08:09:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We do not have any problems with the product. It solves our problems. We now know if something is on the console and if there really is a problem. Before this, we had a lot of false positives. It digs into the problems and then at the end it just drops it.

2018-12-19T08:09:00Z
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Real User

This solution is most definitely scalable. We've already gone back to the drawing board and specifically designed it from the ground up, to be scalable with the size of our environment moving forward.

2018-12-19T08:09:00Z
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Real User

It has helped improve the quality of service to users. It's made sure that we don't have servers that are over-subscribed with storage that starts to end up being at the minimalist points.

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Real User

Like most organizations, our training budgets are tight. Without an intuitive product like vROps, we wouldn't be able to get the insight that we do into our environment on a day-to-day basis.

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the insight into real-time performance.

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Real User

It is intuitive and user-friendly. It is easy to follow and the reporting engine is easy to use.

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

It removes the guess work. It gives me real data and analysis in a very user-friendly way that I can show to my management without going deep into numbers.

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Real User

I like the dashboards. We can view in our service groups before something in our service goes wrong and causes issues.

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Real User

It allows for a bit more transparency regarding consumption and it also helps us plan ahead.

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature is the ability it has to adjust the efficiency inside the infrastructure.

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Real User

It can compare hardware to software, and I have all the information in one place.

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Because of the recommendations in the product for configuration changes, bad legacy setups become visible using the tool, which is great.

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Real User

It visualizes stuff better, so we can pinpoint or see problems

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Real User

Instead of having a lot of people spend time doing manual tasks, it allows us to have dashboards and instantly show us any issues that we have, rather than trolling through log files.

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Real User

We have effectively reduced a lot of our memory and we love the Idle VMs.

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The main point of installing, deploying, and troubleshooting with vRealize Operations is to provide visual dashboards to ensure that the entire workload is functioning properly.

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The built-in dashboards for troubleshooting are nice.

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Reseller

Its ability to resolve an issue from within the application rather than going somewhere else to resolve it.

2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
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Real User

When we have problems with applications, we are fast with troubleshooting because we use vROps.

2018-11-21T08:01:00Z
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Real User

The initial setup is very straightforward. The platform and add-on solutions are straightforward.

2018-11-18T08:28:00Z
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Real User

We have all the information that we need in one place and don't have to search for our monitoring tools everywhere.

2018-11-18T08:28:00Z
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Real User

All our capacity management and capacity planning processes are based on vROps. Without this tool, we are unable to predict what we need, at what time we need to purchase new hardware, whether we should upgrade, etc.

2018-11-18T08:28:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

The initial setup is very straightforward. It is very intuitive to install.

2018-11-18T08:28:00Z
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Real User

Their technical support is good. We haven't had too much use for them.

2018-11-18T08:28:00Z
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Real User

It has helped us reduce the time it takes to troubleshoot issues.

2018-11-18T08:28:00Z
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Real User

I like that we can see what amount of the CPU has been used and what's been handed out. We can see how we can bring the virtual machines in line with what actually has been used which has saved us cost.

2018-11-18T08:28:00Z
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Real User

It is easy to see when something has gone wrong. We just have to go in and fix it. The reduced time it takes to spot and fix an issue has improved my organization. It saves the amount of resources that we use to fix an incident

2018-11-18T08:28:00Z
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Real User

Monitoring is the most valuable feature for us. When our customers have a problem and we can monitor it in real time or evaluate the history of the problem.

2018-11-18T08:28:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It is easy to use from its deployment architecture to use cases. It is straightforward for customers to use. It's a good product and better than the earlier versions.

2018-11-15T08:07:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It helps an organization quickly create test and dev environments for developers to come up with new software and patch tests.

2018-11-15T08:07:00Z
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Real User

It is easy to drill down directly to the root cause of a problem. It goes from network to storage and having access to all the metrics. When you run 100 percent virtual, then everything is in one tool.

2018-11-15T08:07:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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 proactive.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Top 20Real User

vROps is more user-friendly than some other products that we've seen on the market. It was very easy for our technicians to pick up. The search functionality works well. It makes it easy for our technicians to get down to a workload that they're possibly having an issue with.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Real User

We are not constantly having to babysit or troubleshoot it. It does what it is designed to do, and it does a very good job of it.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

It allows me to see how my entire infrastructure is performing in a simplified manner.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Real User

Most valuable features are the dashboards that we can customize per-user that logs into them. If we need to make a dashboard that's very high-level for our executive to see how our virtual environment's handling things, we can do that. Or, if we need to deep-dive technically, we can do that for our engineers.

2018-10-04T17:12:00Z
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Real User

The reporting is a fantastic tool. It's a great tool for generating reports on different things, and for historically looking at performance metrics to help solve performance problems in an application stack.

2018-09-03T13:25:00Z
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Real User

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 our infrastructure, a single interface to see storage performance, VM performance, and to find issues in the environment that we wouldn't normally see.

2018-09-03T13:25:00Z
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Real User

It speeds up time for troubleshooting and it gives simple-to-use dashboarding for executives and managers to be able to see what the issues are in an easy way, so they can escalate or question. From an operations side it lets you get to the core of the apple and figure out the problem quickly.

2018-09-03T13:25:00Z
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Real User

The system dashboards allow us to drill down into systems and find how they are talking to each other. They allow us to fix issues quickly and easily for the end user.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

It's a great tool for monitoring and tracking data of our entire environment.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

What we do, as a whole for our group... is storage virtualization and the compute side. This product brings all those pieces into one interface and now we can actually correlate data between them.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

We went from using industry standard KPIs to going to a complete on-demand model based on the algorithms from vRealize Operations. It has enabled us to drive more utilization out of our existing compute infrastructure to the point where, for a period of six months, we didn't purchase a single server or any additional compute. We were able to continue to sweat our existing assets.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

The newer version is a lot easier to use than the older version. It's one of the easiest ways to obtain some insight into vCenter.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Consultant

It gives us a single pane of glass to look at whenever we're trying to troubleshoot issues, so we can go to one place as opposed to multiple places.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

I can go back a little bit, a week or a month, look at the history, to troubleshoot.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

I like the monitoring aspect. One of the biggest things in our environment is being able to see what the entire vCenter environment looks like. The health status, being able to determine when we're having issues with resources, utilization, memory, or CPU.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

It enables me to anticipate our system needs, to be able to know if a host is overloaded, to be able to move things off of it... vROps has really helped us focus in on where the trouble spots are, to be able to alleviate those problems before they even become problems, so it's great.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the metrics, the ability to deep-dive into any issue we may be having from a virtual machine to a data store. Latency is a big thing - it's able to give us that metric pretty swiftly. And with our custom dashboards, it's all readily available.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

Right now I'm working with a lot of other products. We're in the process of flushing out our old HPE system and moving everything over. A lot of the automation that we do, and emailing, sending out customer notices, we've been able to take that over from the HPE Operations Orchestration, and the old stack, and automate it into vRO very quickly.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is being able to go back and pull resources from people who have over-allocated resources, on their request for service. I also like being able to hand out the link to hit that web GUI. I can give it to my web guys, the security guys, and let them look at what their actual servers are doing.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

Scalability is relatively simple. You just spin up a new appliance and you either add it to an existing vROps manager or you can create a new environment. You can forward statistics. If I have multiple data centers, I can spin up remote nodes and send our information back to our primary one.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The alerting feature would be the most valuable feature for us. It gathers more metrics. In the latest versions, there are metrics that are being exactly captured with vCenter which are a bit better. Aside for that it provides a historical analysis of metrics over time.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the way you can look at your virtual machine and see if it's using too many resources or not enough, and you can add resources to it if you need to, or take some away to save on them.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is it's pre-warning. We get to know ahead of time when systems are starting to have problems. We can pay attention to the alerts and know right away that there's an issue developing at some point. We also use it to monitor poorly configured VMs: over-configured, under-configured.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

It gives me metrics that I can share with the rest of my team. I can say, "Look, this server is performing poorly." Even down into the Windows Servers, which are my primary bread and butter, it gives me visibility into situations such as when they're running out of storage and I need to expand the drives. It gives that top-level visibility to get in and fix a lot of problems.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

It has increased the speed of VM deployment. A normal server request would come in, it could take anywhere from three to four days to deploy and now within 15 minutes they can click and have something up and running. IT support for developers is nice as well because they are able to manage the environment themselves.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

It has helped us with troubleshooting key points of our environment. If there are issues that come up, we can dig down to a virtual machine and see if it's having issues and where those issues lie: if it needs more memory, CPU, or if there is a storage issue.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Consultant

The dashboards are great. You can quickly see things at a glance without having to dig through a lot of data.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

You take all of vCenter's built-in items and you've got one pane of glass for the policies: DRS policies, SRM policies, all of those things work well with VROps.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

In the process of doing benchmark performance analysis, instead of going into PowerShell or the VMware or CLI, we're able to have vRealize provide that GUI that gives us that information up front, without the delay of scripting it.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable features are the Heat Maps, and the various graphs and reporting features it has.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable features are the Blueprints and Workflows, to be able to hand the self-service portal out; to get out of the way and let the developers spin up their workloads as they need them.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

It has improved our organization with respect to allowing us to size our environments correctly. We get metrics about what our stuff is actually using, how we can scope for future projects, where can we save some resources.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

Troubleshooting is one of the most valuable features for us. It identifies problems that other monitoring solutions are giving us, offers us insight into the problem and then digs into it and finds out what the actual problems are and addresses them.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

The solution has helped us improve quality of service to users, by giving alerts when different performance metrics get outside of their normal ranges. For example, I've had times when there have been memory leaks in applications and this solution has shown me as my memory usage gets outside of normal bounds. I'm able to find that and resolve it before my customers get back to me to tell me that there's a problem.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution a seven. We don't use it enough for me to give it a ten. There's a lot of value to it but we don't fully exercise it. It's a great product depending on what everyone's needs are.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable features are the health tree and the alerts that tell us what's going on from a glance at the dashboard. As far as showing us where the problems are, what's useful is that it gives us suggested solutions to fix them, so that's helpful.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the ability to get a view of our entire environment in a single pane of glass. We're a very large company, so going from one interface to another to troubleshoot an issue, or even just to get capacity information, is time-consuming and not efficient. Being able to go to one place and get that information is very helpful.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Consultant

It tells us when there's an issue with a particular VM or host. It gives us a remediation in order to fix that problem. For example, if there's a shortage of memory or a shortage of CPU, things of that nature, it tells you how to correct that issue.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

It helps us by our using the Troubleshooting Dashboard to see if there is contention on the VM that's causing performance issues or if it's a problem with the resources it has or if it doesn't have enough. It helps lower the troubleshooting time on virtual machines.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Consultant

The most valuable feature is the single pane of glass so we can see all our vCenters, all our machines, all our storage arrays. We can see if there are alerts in any of these systems, and follow up on that alert and see if it's impacting just that area or if there is a bigger problem behind it.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

I rated this solution an eight because it's intuitive and easy to use. The features that it'll bring us are tremendous

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Consultant

Being able to consolidate everything on similar hardware is really helpful, as opposed to trying to manage a bunch of hosts.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

We can actually use it to expand on other aspects of it by adding additional packs is really good.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It provides my team the awareness to see what's going on with the nodes and the clusters. It will then either rebalance them or allow the automation to rebalance them for us.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

It does exactly what I program it to do at this point, which is to tell me if I've got machines running out of disk space or over-utilizing CPU or memory. The monitoring component of it is the most valuable feature.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is determining if more resources are needed, at the hypervisor level, based on the workload of the virtual machines that we have in our environment.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

It gives me more insight on issues like: Do we need to add more hardware to the clusters; when disks are low, to add more disk space. It's a preventive type of maintenance.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It has allowed me to give the developers insight into what's actually happening underneath the covers. They used to only be able to see their app and now, they can see underneath. We've also given them access to see into the OS and we've given them a full stack view of how their application is performing.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

The automation brings insight into how we will grow. I can look at it, then make my recommendations on what equipment we need to do for the next fiscal year.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature would be the capacity planning. I can see where we're at as far as usage on our data stores, our CPU and memory. It lets us know where we need to grow.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is performance monitoring. It's much easier to show problems to users. If someone comes and says, “My server is slow,” I can show them exactly what's happening with the server over time and at that exact moment as well.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

It gives the real-time info that we need to diagnose any problems that we have with our VDI infrastructure.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

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 we can make improvements. That's all done automatically, without any administrator involvement.

2018-09-02T09:38:00Z
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Real User

For scalability, vROps has functionality where you can add remote collectors and remote data collectors, databases.

2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
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Real User

We can detect when, for example, one host is getting hit by a lot of VMs and we can take care of that host. It enables us to add more memory, more CPU, or maybe we just replace the host.

2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
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Real User

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 integration quite a bit.

2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
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Real User

Based on those usage patterns, we can determine when our best maintenance times are and when we need to scale things up or down.

2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
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Real User

The analysis features available with it allow us to do very high-level, enhanced root-cause analysis on events and issues that arise.

2018-09-02T08:44:00Z
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Real User

It allows us to see the VM, our cluster utilization - the cluster level is what I work on the most. I'm able to see how much is being utilized, the rate of resource utilization, and when it will actually run out.

2018-09-02T08:31:00Z
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Real User

There are many valuable features. The top feature is historical trending analysis and future workload predictions. There's a workload forecaster/predictor model in there and it's very helpful for capacity planning.

2018-09-02T08:27:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We receive an overview from the dashboard of what is happening in our environment.

2018-09-02T08:19:00Z
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Real User

It has also definitely reduced the time to troubleshoot issues. The fact that it gives us that single pane of glass to look for stuff, that's the first stop whenever we start troubleshooting.

2018-09-02T08:11:00Z
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Real User

You log in, you see everything that's happening right then. We can also export that, get information, print it out, show it to people. That's a big deal. People want to see that transparency. It's great that way.

2018-09-02T07:56:00Z
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Real User

From an admin and operations perspective, the solution is intuitive and user-friendly.

2018-09-02T07:47:00Z
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Consultant

It provides optimization recommendations for data centers, cluster workload migrations, and vSAN.

2018-08-29T06:31:00Z
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Real User

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 going on and lets us see. Instead of our having to figure it out, it figures it out for us. It is also user-friendly and intuitive.

2018-08-28T07:05:00Z
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Real User

One of the most valuable features is the ability to see "before" and "after". It will show you the current state, and then show you what it looks like after it does the optimization.

2018-08-26T08:57:00Z
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