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VMware VirtualCenter

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Virtual infrastructure management software, provides a central point of control for virtual computing resources.


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I manage my virtual machine Vcenter.

May 14, 2018
5/5
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Pros: It is so easy to manage all machine from web window. You can monitor all hardware status and CPU, Memory and storage usage under summary tab. Also you can migrate Virtual machine others machine which it has more resource than other machine.

Cons: Vmware Vcenter complicated my systems. I never seen any bad situation in VCenter. It depends administration of your systems.

Overall: First of all you can manage a lots of hosts and virtual machines by one web window.

Control center for virtual datacenter

May 06, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Since version 6.5, when vCenter can be installed as Virtual Appliance, it's the best control center for VMware environment. Easy to configure, quick and has HTML5 support.

Cons: Price is high for version with all functionality. Not all functions are available in HTML5, there are still some which work only with Flash version. Backward compatibility only to 5.5. Since version 6.5 no support for installed vSphere client.

I use it on a daily basis and it works great

May 04, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: New useful features with each new version
Integration with other VMware products
Good documentation, both in text and videos

Cons: Web interface still using Flash
Lack of a migrating tool from the Windows-based server to the Linux appliance
Expensive training courses

Overall: Easy management of physical hosts and virtual machines.

Virtualizaion go-to

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy o setup and use, hard to master as there is so much to it, but once you enered the rabbit hole, you may never want to go get out.

Cons: Depending on environment, it could be sometimes unstable, but nothing that you cannot solve with proper support.

A must have

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I work with product in small, medium and large companies. It simplifies administration of virtual machines. I love the template feature which enables you to create a vm in minutes.

Cons: The price is the only downfall for this product, but when using it small businesses The Essentials kit is a great solution. Same features for a small business price...

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Best all in one virtual management!

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: well matured interface, perfect for managing all of our vm clusters around the world with one screen!

Cons: Not much to say for cons here as this is a very robust system. I've used the tool to setup hosts and manage guests with no issues.

The VMWare product is the best of the best. Don't use anything else.

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The admin interface is great. You can get things setup and then forget about them. The cluster and HA is wonderful. The product lets you sleep at night.

Cons: The product can be a little costly but well worth what you are getting. Never really had to work with customer service so that is probably good.

For all your VMWare orchestration needs this is the software of choice.

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It allows rapid provisioning of virtual machines, centralized performance monitoring of my cluster, and numerous other benefits.

Cons: I have yet to find a disadvantage to this software other than the first time you use it the learning curve can be a little steep, but VMWare provides a number of great learning resources.

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Great for managing all your vsphere servers

Apr 08, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to setup clusters, good reporting and features, nice options for upgrading and alerting. Been a good product for years.

Cons: Kind of disappointed they are phasing our Windows vcenter and moving towards appliance only support.

Awesome software.

Mar 24, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: A beginner can easily work/learn any kind of operating sysytem using this software without installing the OS on the base machine.

Cons: I have used atrail version of this software and bought a full version of this software, which clearly shows that i didn't find any difficulties in this software.

Overall: learnt Linux OS.

Great program to see all your hosts and servers

Mar 22, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Manages and allows one to see where everything in the VM structure is. Handles many things and allows for a less headache

Cons: Its a bit hard to navigate. If your a newbie, don't try playing with he software and ask for help. Some stuff require more knowledge. ALOT of options and things.

very easy to use and not complicated

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: even my perfil is storage is very easy to use vmware virtual center and administrate the virtual machines, clone it and also replicate.

Cons: i dont like that after two or three years upgrade is a most and we need to also refresh the harware to sopport it

Overall: consolidate servers very easy

The heart of the vmware virtualization platform, lets you manage your datacenter

Mar 09, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: virtual center is the central management platform for the vsphere infrastructure and is the best product in its class since well more than a decade. All hosts, even residing in different locations are managed centrally from a single console, which lets you deploy their configuration centrally, manage upgrades, network settings, storage settings and move and balance workloads in clusters automatically

Cons: the major downside of virtual center has been vmware ditching the virtual center client for the web-based one. The legacy client was a great piece of software, fast and responsive, which offered excellent overview of the infrastructure. The web client, instead, is slow and confusing.

Overall: centralized management of the virtual infrastructure, high availability, load balancing, data center automation

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I use vCenter to manage a worldwide install base of vSphere servers.

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: Fast, stable, consistent, time-proven software.
Well known by existing support staff and potential new hires, very little training needed.
Easy to understand UI

Cons: High license costs.
I preferred the windows based thick client which is being depreciated in favor of the less capable web client.

Have been using vcenter for 15 years

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Ease of use and reliability. Also like how when theres an issue it is addressed in the next version update. The updates are easy to perform and never fail. Virtual appliance is virus resistant due to its using a proton operating system.

Cons: At times the virtual vcenter server appliance will freeze and has to be reset. Hoping this will get addressed with the next version update coming out in the coming weeks.

Hands down, the most open and feature rich hypervisor management tool in existence.

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: vCenter is easily deployed, does not require an OS license, and takes very little resources to manage a datacenter.

Cons: The current implementation of VMRC (VMware Remote Console) has many bugs that sometimes make it difficult to work on the console of a virtual machine.

Overall: Ease of deploying additional hardware agnostic virtual machines.

Total management for your virtual infrastructure

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: This is the management infrastructure for the Vmware virtualization environment. It brings with it a lot of features like vmotion for one and clustering and HA services all working to reduce your downtime. Using Virtual Center is leaps and bounds better than managing individual ESXi hosts on their own. You can coordinate updates and see all of your infrastructure under a single pane of glass. Organize your ESXi servers into datacenters and locations and folders or clusters. Once you try Virtual Center you will never go back to managing individual hosts again.

Cons: Currently uses Adobe Flash for the main interface but they have a mostly functional HTML5 interface available in the latest version and are moving to a fully functional HTML5 interface quickly.

Overall: Total management of my virtual environment

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Client Satisfaction warrantied

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Pros:
- Native integration with VMware platforms.
- Centralized control
- Easy to install and easy to use
- Multilingual, just set your preferred language, I highly recommend English
- Data Backup...

I can go on and on.. This software is a Must!!!

Cons: Nothing bad to say about this product. Maybe that adding more complexity not always is accepted ad good. I don't say is not good...

Great enterprise virtualization

Oct 12, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Solid visualization platform. Easy end user tools like the fat VSphere Client and the Web interface.

Cons: As a regular Virtualbox user it's great to be able to connect into the console for any VM over RDP, regardless of support in the guest OS. I've been unable to find this feature in VMWare.

Best Hypervisor We Have Used

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The cost savings we have realized by not having to purchase a physical server for each application we use has been the greatest pro.

Cons: The interface can be a bit intimidating, and unless you take a training course from VMware you may be left a bit puzzled.

Best tool around for HW virtualization

Sep 10, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to manage all machines HW is great, the networking and the redundancy configurations are very useful.

Cons: There are some small bugs which sometimes make life a bit difficult. In addition, in some occasions the VC is getting very slow.
It is not good that the newer version require to have a separated VC and cannot be standalone with an ESX server

Great product I use every day

Sep 07, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: VMWare has been the go to hyper visor for me for years. the Virtual Center client has always worked and never left me stranded

Cons: As of recently with the move to get away from the C# client, it has become a little more tedious doing the things I need.

Overall: It's the best hypervisor I have ever used. I have used KVM, VMWare, HyperV, and XEN. I never have issues with deployment when it comes to vcenter. Can't say that about the rest

Seamless transition from hardware to virtual

Jul 18, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The user interface is clear and easy to navigate, it takes the guess work out of set up a limits the needs for more trained IT professionals.

Cons: Occasionally there is a crash out of the virtual machine, though we believe it to be a limitation of the host operating system and a function of the limited hardware resources available to the virtual machine. Though it would be helpful if the software can more accurately give root cause to its own system failures.

Overall: Streamlined virtual machine of company server. With built in back up protection against system loss and failure.

One of the few options

May 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Industry standard. Easy to find support when problems arise. Vendors are well aware of the various versions/options.

Cons: Bugs introduced with new versions.Otherwise it's great.

If you use multiple ESX servers you really need VirtualCenter

Apr 17, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: VMware's VirtulCenter helps us to maintain all of our ESXi servers across our environment. Without it we wouldn't be able to provide the high level of service expected by our clients. It allows us to monitor and manage all the VMs and their hosts from one central location.

vCenter - Mostly good

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: I have been using vCenter 6.x for about 1 year. I am using the appliance version. Overall, the appliance is stable and runs well. Upgrading it is also very easy and pretty painfree. There are basically two main issues I have with it.

1. The whole Update Manager setup is pretty weak. First, it is not even explained in a simple document on how it works, how it flows, etc.... Just install it and it works? Well, it doesn't.

2. The web interface. VMWare moving the whole product to Web Interface only (you can still use the older thick client, but not all features present) is a bad taste because it's just plain slow. VMware, if you want us to go this route, you need to rewrite the Web Interface in HTML5 and dump Flash once and for all.

VMware vCenter - The central solution

Nov 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We have been using VMware vCenter for over 5 years and find that it is a great central source to manage all of your hosts. This is a fairly easy to use product with great upside.

vCenter is THE tool to manage your VMware Environment

Nov 17, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: As a virtualization Engineer, I've been a big fan of vCenter as you cannot manage your vCenter environment without it.

Cons: The vSphere Web Client for vCenter 5.5 and 6.0 is slow.

Overall: If you have more than 2-3 VMware hosts, you NEED vCenter! There is no other tool to manage your virtual environment. And the features you get with vCenter, like Templates, Distributed Switches, etc....

VMware's vCenter Operations Manager lightens the load

Oct 03, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: One of the downsides to virtualization is the relative complexity of system monitoring. Traditional monitoring systems are well tuned for physical servers, but they can run into issues in the virtual world. When servers move freely between physical hosts, it can be a challenge to keep track of them. Also, visibility at every layer of the stack is a tough nut to crack. Nevertheless, the ability to access trend and alert data from each layer is crucial to maintaining the overall health of the environment, and it's critical to future planning.

VMware's vCenter Operations Manager was designed to address these problems -- and it does so quite well. VMware didn't develop the Operations Manager tools internally, but acquired them with Integrien back in 2010. Now at release 5.7.0, vCenter Operations Manager is available in four different editions across the VMware line. I tested the Standard edition as part of the new VMware vSphere with Operations Management (VSOM) offering.

Smooth setup
The framework for vCenter Operations Manager is a vApp, downloaded and deployed on a VMware vSphere cluster. It consists of two Linux VMs, and the initial installation is as simple as browsing to the OVF file and deploying it through the vSphere management tools. Once deployed, Operations Manager requires very little initial configuration. It needs to hook into one or more vCenter servers and requires credentials to access every tracked object that's visible to the vCenter server. All told, getting the solution up and running took about 15 minutes.

The vApp is configured by default with two vCPUs on each of the two VMs, with 9GB of RAM presented to the Analytics VM and 7GB to the UI VM. These instances are self-tuning, so larger implementations will require more vCPUs and RAM, and the VMs will take advantage of those resources when detected.

There are further configuration steps to take once Operations Manager is running, such as defining SMTP and SNMP servers, along with uploading SSL certificates (if desired). However, when linked to one or more vCenter servers, Operations Manager begins its data collection tasks and can be left alone to digest the wealth of data it collects and analyzes