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2018-11-18T09:40:00Z

What needs improvement with vCloud Director?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with vCloud Director.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 20Real User

This solution could improve by adding root cause analysis.

2021-07-12T16:11:12Z
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Top 20Real User

We are a service provider, and every day, new customers come to us needing advanced features like platform features. For example, some of them need a managed hosting setup like Beanstalk, or some of them need microservices, like container or Kubernetes, or serverless types of things. So we are in discussions with the concerned teams at VMware in order to incorporate the platform services for next year. There are new updates every quarter, so we need to purchase new support deployment services and some new products. We are not happy with the frequent upgrades. Because we are a government department, we find it quite difficult to accommodate the frequent changes. What we would like is for the changes to be less frequent, at least twice a year or once a year, so that we can accommodate that in our budget plans. We make budgets annually, not quarterly. I think they need to have a better roadmap for future offerings and future technologies.

2021-05-21T15:34:13Z
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Top 10MSP

One of the elements lacking in the product is integration with the hyperscalers. Using hybrid cloud requires connectivity to other public clouds like Azure or AWS. At the moment that is not possible. If that can be made available as a feature, I think vCloud would become a one-stop shop for everything. We would be able to give a true hybrid service from a single pane of glass, offer everything from a single portal. It becomes a cloud management platform rather than just a simple IaaS natively from VMware. Additional features I'd like to see would be flexibility in terms of user permissions rules. I'd also like to see the capability to integrate on-prem dedicated virtual centers within vCloud. There is a CPOM feature which enables integration on-prem with the existing customer into the same portal. At the moment it is very limited, just providing a view. It would be good if we had the capability to make changes from the same portal. Multi-site capabilities would be another additional feature. It is offered but there is room for improvement in terms of other features and functionalities that can be brought in, which would make it more seamless. The dashboard for monitoring is very limited and it's not provided out of the box. It's done using a different tool from VMware itself. Having those rich dashboards within the portal itself, directly providing monitoring of the virtual machines, would be great. That is something which is really missing. Performance metrics were completely missing till now.

2020-11-06T01:04:38Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

There is no support for versions below 10.x. Support for previous versions would be nice, but it's the end of support which is the company policy. We cannot debate it and they provide us with extended support as well, for a year. This is is more than enough time for an organization to upgrade to the latest version to be secure and protected. There is always room for improvement. In the next release, we would like to see improvements with the pricing. It could be reduced.

2020-11-02T13:41:05Z
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Top 20Real User

The first thing that I would say if someone asked me for what nice feature I would like to see, it would be a billing feature. To be able to automate our billing for clients would be a nice feature for us and save us a lot of time.

2020-10-06T06:57:38Z
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Real User

In the virtualization aspect, we are happy, but if we work on the public cloud, not the private cloud.OpenStack has a lot of features. In OpenShift when you configure it you can provide 100 web service in redundancy mode. This is very simple in OpenShift. We are happy with vCloud in terms of the virtualization but not for redundancy and distribution.

2020-07-13T06:55:00Z
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Consultant

Improvements could be made in the building feature since there isn't a real building feature associated with the product. We require a building feature to integrate with other solutions.

2019-04-23T08:23:00Z
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Real User

vCloud Director could use the vCenter database to store information. This way, we don't end up in a situation where we have things going out of sync.

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

In version 6.7, compatibility to migrate VMs from a vCenter to vCloud Director had a problem. However, this has been solved in the newest version.

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

We are having a bit of a problem with vCloud Availability. We know that vRA has a new product, HCX. We would like to know about it, then migrate to the product. We are also looking for upgraded VMware environments to the latest versions.

2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
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Real User

I would like to see automation for creating data centers and IP management. That would make it easier for customers.

2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
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Real User

If you have a deployed environment and lose it, you can't easily deploy it back with vCloud Director. Because of this reason, we don't have the data protection, disaster recovery, and container features.

2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
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Real User

I've seen that there are more HTML5 bits coming in. With that, it's exposing more of the NSX. So, if they keep going in the same direction where they give more features under the hood in vSphere to be exposed to the vCloud Director, that would be great. The bits they've done so far as we've been going forward into the vSphere 6.5 have been good. I would like them to just keep doing what they are doing going forward.

2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
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Real User

We would like to see them up the storage.

2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
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Real User

I would like to see Business recovery and integration with SD-WAN.

2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
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Real User

I would like to be able to search in vCloud Director more easily. If I just need to look for something quickly, it's quite difficult to find it with the way it's set up now. They should make the search button better. The option to build up vCloud Director on the flash is quite annoying because you need to have integrated the flash, which can be problematic with the processor. Finding the integration plugin which works with the processor and which works with the flash is hard. I think this is an important feature to redesign. Eliminating the integration plugin would make it much better.

2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
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I would like to see a full transition to NSX-T, more work on the container, and double integration.

2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
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