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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
I would like to see a full transition to NSX-T, more work on the container, and double integration.
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.
I would like to see Business recovery and integration with SD-WAN.
We would like to see them up the storage.
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.
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.
I would like to see automation for creating data centers and IP management. That would make it easier for customers.