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My experience virtualizing productivity environment for the growth of services

Jun 19, 2018
5/5
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Pros: I have worked for a few years in virtualization, using virtual environments completely or mixed environments, virtual - physical, and MWware vSphere has shown me to be a hypervisor, taking full advantage of the processing capacity of each host, so taking advantage of the centralized administration that is achieved through VMware Vcenter, the large number of configurations of networks and virtual networks give an additional value to product.

Likewise the use of multiple operating systems allows me to have a server farm with a variety of services to our customers to meet their needs 100%.

Actually working VMware vSphere together with VMware vCenter is the greatest benefit cost advantage, since we have significant savings in terms of equipment maintenance, licensing, space saving, energy savings and man hours dedicated to supervising a physical environment as such.

Cons: The daily work of the vSphere tool has helped me to know it and not only know its advantages and benefits but also its few weak points, however its greatest weakness may be its high cost, which for implementations in small business environments can be very difficult. of implementing since a technological infrastructure of process of a great capacity is required and the cost in the licensing would affect in an important way the cash flow, and it would be underutilized.

Without the integration of VMware Vcenter 100% all the benefits of VMware vSphere would not be used.

Equally, the training of the staff would also have a huge cost, even though the training by the technical staff is excellent, there is also the virtual training that gives the advantage of cost savings, however it is not as effective as in person.

Overall: The opportunity to share my experience with the use of VMwaresVphere is generous because I can help other users with my recommendation or other potential clients who wish to implement a virtualized environment

A necessary tool for managing your Enterprise VMWare environment easily and quickly.

Mar 20, 2018
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Pros: VMotion feature to move live VMs between physical virtual hosts is so slick. This feature brought virtualized computing to the next level of functionality and availability.

High-Availability: vSphere takes the great value of the free ESXI vmware host offerings and makes them enterprise-grade with High-Availability and vMotion (seamlessly )

Web/thick client (end of life for thick client) consoles available for convenient access to manage your vmware environment. They are well-designed and polished.

PowerCLI automation is fully unlocked when used with vSphere, a powerful tool for gathering information and taking care of bulk tasks. A must-have skillset for VMware technicians.

Cons: Pricing: It's not free, this is an enterprise solution that you must pay for, unlike ESXi virtual host software.

VSphere thick client management console is end-of-life, has features and UI that I prefer over the web console.

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Sep 07, 2018
5/5
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Pros: If you are looking for a central solution to consolidate your data center and all servers look no more. This is the best tool you can buy to do so, you can save money because you will use less hardware by virtualizing all your servers, you can adjust settings, or server specs on the fly, you can run hundreds of servers from the same console and you can manage all of them from the same. Wanting to do maintenance but dont know if that patch/update or upgrade will break the server, dont worry, you can take a screenshot and test it before you apply the fix to the server. The best part of this is their support, you can call them or submit a ticket and their team of experts will call back and help you. Really recommend this product to anyone wanting to consolidate servers and save money on hardware

Cons: No complaints about this product, as long as you know how to browse and use the product

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Good product for virtualizations, no matter what OS you need to deploy.

Jun 11, 2018
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Pros: -Stability for server environments, most of my client's resources are working with vSphere without issues. The most important thing to do is don´t forget best practices tips for the first deployment.

-New interface with HTML5 it´s for me the best upgrade from the last years, no more issues trying to manage environments from Linux or MAC.

-HA options and configuration works with single clicks, making easier for none IT guys.

-Optimize budget for hardware and energy expenses, making easy upgrades and migrations.

Cons: -Need an experienced partner to deploy it on business with more than 100 servers. This is important for newer users because partner services are very expensive, making professional services more than a half of the budget.

-Old users need to adapt his knowledge to the new interface without the appropriate documentation.

-The user guide is not very useful for new users, need more details and explain those tips that are not available on the web interface.

-The mobile app is the worst feature on VMware, a year ago was the last time I tried to do something there. Until they get his effort on his apps don't spend any time on this.

Overall: -One of the best environments to manage virtual machines.

I like that it allows us to optimize or resources and overall cost savings in IT

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
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Cons: Please ensure that you are familiar with VMWare suite of products and get help from current users of this product. Know that this is an investment and as such the solution comes at a price but the total cost of ownership is well worth the initial investment. And the cost is based on the amount of host and processors.be careful of the additional services provided as they can become pricey.

Overall: Having been trained in VMware as my first introduction to the virtualization of servers and utilization of resources; I like what vShere provides. It reduces and simplifies our IT infrastructure and it allows us improvements in the accessibility and connectivity of our computer applications. The components included makes the solution really reliable such as ESXi hypervisor for help in which is responsible for help in setting up multiple VMs and DRS that divides and balances computing capacity for VMs across collections of hardware resources.

Easy & Simplistic to use, yet full of features that make management of virtual machines easy

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of access to manage virtual machines. vSphere allows for you to easily manage your entire Virtual Infrastructure, from the Data Storage used to house the VMs to the creation and management of the Virtual Machines themselves. Clone, Deploy, and Configure multiple VMs within minutes... You can stand up an entire infrastructure composed of virtual machines within a short time (depending on available resources) using vSphere

Cons: There can be a slight learning curve for anyone who has not managed a virtual environment. VMware vSphere has numerous functions, features, and capabilities and it can at times seem overwhelming; however, VMware provides great articles and knowledge bases to help even the most novice administrator become a vSphere power user.

the leading virtualization platform on the market since more than a decade. A must

Mar 09, 2018
5/5
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Pros: vsphere is the private-cloud datacenter operating system of choice, market leader, full packed of features and with an impressive ecosystem of third party products which integrate fully with it. Since more than a decade, vsphere has brought virtualization into almost every shop on earth and changed the way the IT departments administer their infrastructure, making it way more flexible, easier, faster and smarter.

Cons: i have a hard time when thinking about something I dislike in vSphere. I think that the product can be pricey, depending on the licensing level chosen, and this is maybe the aspect I dislike the most, even if I honestly believe that it is worth its money.

Overall: state of the art datacenter automation, virtualization, infrastructure management

Best Hypervisor out there

Aug 29, 2018
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Pros: The console, the features, the true power of a hypervisor. I use ESXi/vShpere in every chance I get. It's super-light and very easy to manage, understand. Many benefits, it's a no-brainer!

Cons: Nothing serious, maybe it's lack of integration tools and features like copy-paste and file transfer. But really, that's something small and not needed when it comes to server use.

Overall: It's super easy to setup and get started, it's something that should be done in every single company I've seen in my life. Sadly, not all companies use VMs to my personal surprise. Only if they could understand how easy it is to transform your business environment with ease using VMware tools. Premium versions offer real value, so if you need more than 4-5 servers and a rock solid production environment you should invest in vSphere.

vSphere makes managing virtual infrastructure so easy!

Jul 29, 2018
5/5
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Pros: - Simple and easy to use interface

- Very powerful. Comes equipped with tons of features

- Entire virtual infrastructure ranging from configuring and deploying VMs can be done quickly (depending on the skill level) within minutes.

- New HTML5 interface can be used to manage VMs from cell phones.

Cons: - Contains so many features that it can be quite intimating even for an inexperienced professional to keep up with the latest releases. VMWare does provides ample of KBs and forums to address this, but many a times, answer is not readily available or it is very difficult to find from docs. This process can be very confusing.

- Very expensive

- Licensing model can be hard to understand.

The defacto standard for a virtualization platform. All other virtualization solutions look to it.

Apr 01, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: VMWare's vSphere platform is very mature, and supports ties to all aspects of the computing landscape. VMWare continuously innovates with new features and functionalities.

This is the most stable and well supported route for on premise hosting.

Cons: Tier 1 support is terrible. I've had two support cases where my first contact didn't even know what the product was (vCenter Server Support Assistant) Suffer through till higher tiers and they will fix your issue, but if it isn't down expect it to take a minimum of days.

Cost for addons such as NSX, SRM, vSAN can be very steep. Licensing can easily outcost your hardware.

Overall: We trust this platform to run 97% of our servers.

Flexible virtualization platform lets you consolidate your servers

Sep 14, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The software is very stable and allows us to consolidate physical servers, while making them more highly available. It can hosts virtual desktops and applications, that can be managed through a single management interface. The compatibility with applications is better than with any other virtualzation platform.

Cons: Upgrades need to be carefully planned, because the underlying hardware may need a firmware update as well. This means dependencies. Luckily VMware has extensive documentation and compatibility matrices that help you to find out what to update first.

Overall: We have consolidated our old hardware onto new, which means we have a higher density and uptime now. Our physical desktops are also virtual now, enabling our users to work from anywhere. Since everything is integrated, administration has become less time consuming than before.

The best virtualization platform out there.

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: A complete offering. Feature rich. Works very well with minimal complex setup. Can be configured for maximum performance with some bit of tweaking of hardware and software. Compatible with the widest number of guest operating systems. New HTML5 web interface is accessible from mobile devices.

Cons: Can be very complex in larger configurations. More feature rich editions are quite expensive. You can be nickel and dimed to death with addons. May require outside resources to setup correctly for maximum performance depending on your environment.

Overall: Turns just a few physical servers into Hundreds of Virtual servers. The ROI is amazing.

Repurpose Aging Servers Quickly and Profit

Mar 19, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: We've been able to re-purpose some older servers that were not being used. We're currently using vSphere for a sandbox environment and some non-critical business applications. The hypervisor has allowed to host some apps we did not have room for on other servers. The setup was quick and painless. We were worried that the server hardware would not run as smooth but the broad compatibility of vSphere has allowed to us a smooth and suprisingly fast experience.

Cons: Since we're on the free flavor, obviously we're hitting some of the limitations of a non-paid version. However, we're looking at possibly making a purchase in the near future.

Overall: Repurpose old hardware and make great, efficient use of machines that are just sitting idle. Great for testing and certification of applications.

Great product for both small and large business

Apr 19, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: This product scales exceptionally well. I have gone from a single host to 40 hosts and 1000 VMs pretty painlessly. There are more security options than other competitors and the reliable is hard to beat.

Cons: The software is expensive and you have to pay for each peace. The core product is good for very basic stuff but you have to pay for additional licenses and products to get the really good stuff. It can be very complex and the web GUI is clunky and buggy.

Overall: We were able to consolidate multiple racks of server to a single rack and increase uptime in the process. We scale faster than ever and can transition between hardware platforms seamlessly.

Easy to use and reliable

Dec 05, 2017
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Pros: I love this software as it is easy to use. When it comes to your vm's, this is your companies life. If a vm has an issue, this could cost the company thousands of dollars an minute being down. You need something that shows all our vm's in one place, is well laid out and is also reliable. This software is all of that. It makes managing all your vm's from one central place a breeze.

Cons: Sometimes i find the error messages can be a little vague and confusing so i have to call up support to find out what they mean. But support is always fast to answer and very helpful.

Overall: Easy and Reliable VM Management.

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VMWare makes deploying workstations and servers incredibly easy.

May 10, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: This software is super easy and fun to use. Creating new desktop pools, virtual appliances and servers, or virtual desktops for individual use is really fast and reliable.

Cons: The best features, such as View Composer and Linked Clones, cost additional in licensing, and the software licensing in general is very expensive. Setting up the environment can also be very intimidating, and may require third party assistance.

Overall: We use this for our end user virtual desktop assignment as well as several of our test servers and testing environments. It's very easy to assign users, remove and add virtual hardware, and remove unused devices.

With this software platform, I am able to configure, manage, deploy and maintain any VM with ease.

Dec 13, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Use of the web client or windows client is simple and clear. Some one with very little experience can create a VM or deploy an OVA in a short space of time. Even doing a VM migration using the wizard ensures that it feels like all you are doing is clicking next, next and next.

There are copious amounts of documentation or videos to guide you along the way and if you require and help the customer support is very good.

Cons: The licensing for this software tends to add up to quite allot over the course of a year. So you have to make sure that you budget accordingly.

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A secure and easy to administer data center

Sep 03, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It really is a tool that helps you minimize effort and work; that goes from the FortiConvert that allows you to take a real server and pass it to the virtual system without tedious reinstallations, until its administration and use that are quite intuitive, since it has a clear user interface that facilitates all tasks

Cons:

The costs of this very useful tool are quite high; if we compare it to other software in the same branch of services; this taking into account if you want to have all the services that comprise a virtualized datacenter and with high redundancy.

The best virtual platform our there

Jul 20, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: VMware Horizon is my go to for all my virtual environment needs.

Compatibility with older and newer equipment is never an issue.

Building complete virtual desktops and servers with ease.

Testing different desktop and server enviornments.

Cons: I don't have any complaints about this software, but if I had to choose an option. It would be that it does take some time to become familiar with working in different virtual environments.

Overall: You gain benefits from virtualizing equipment to free up space, reduce costs and have the ability to maintain multiple environments in a centralized location.

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So far this is quite functional

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Complete integration of multiple physical units. Plenty of warnings and tools to prevent corruption of assets. vMotion is amazing in how quickly it can move production level servers from 1 machine to another seamlessly and without interruption during the day when lots of people are using that specific server. Lots of options for deployment and management of virtual environments.

Cons: Interface is obscure. Hard to find it is what you are looking for at times. Seems that a lot of the selection features are locked once you go live and can't be adjusted for future needs for example RAM values. Data stores can be precarious and volatile if you don't have them properly formatted on the first try.

Overall: Virtualization and a more stable environment than we had previously. A lot more resources and the ability to allocate more if necessary to environments that previously were capped out.

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Rock solid virtualization hypervisor

Nov 16, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to manage and excellent ecosystem of tightly integrated complimentary products as well as VARs who can support and enhance our usage. Licensing is straightforward and with the ROBO licensing we are able to run vSphere in all of our remote office without a huge price tag.

Cons: The web-based management portal is noticeably slower than the older traditional client and while I understand the desire on VMware's part to not have to support and maintain another piece of software, I am disappointed by the speed of the current offering.

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One of the best virtual server hosting environments I have used.

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I have used this in the past, meaning a few month ago, and I like that it reduced and simplified the IT Infrastructure at my current company. It allowed us to manage the infrastructure in a dynamic and simple way connecting through it's different clients. Being able to create a server in less than 10 minutes was amazing.

Cons: The price of a paid solution is a bit high, but is also expected since the world is going to the cloud. To implement you need aggressive hardware to support it but once again, that is a given as well. The better the hardware the better the software runs. The licensing models can be confusing and you need to have an understanding of your business needs.

Setup VMs and administrer with the the web client - No app needed.

Dec 21, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Setup VMs and administrer with the the web client - No app needed.

Allow you to setup and run multiple server instances both Windows and Linux on a single server.

Adjust memory and disks with a few click.

Organise and group multiple servers based on the different teams.

Setup test servers for developers at the click of button.

View server utilisations and load with simple graphs and tools.

Move VMS from one physical server to another.

Cons: Can be slow to load when multiple VMS are added.

Relatively expensive, although considering the functionality it gives using one bit of hardware for multiple server instances this can be accepted.

If the physical server fails, all servers stop working. (Although if you have multiple servers the servers can move automatically when configured correctly with the right paid option).

Overall: Simple server management and organisation.

VMware vSphere

Aug 16, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: robustness of provided features

product stability so long as you read and choose version carefully

Cons: Terrible support and documentation on use of vcenter web client. System provides many valuable features but ss they progress to their html browser they have left their users struggling to figure out how to put together the tools required to run

Overall: quick turn over of operating system platforms to developers and users

increased system availability as vms can be migrated across hosts and maintenance can be performed on the hosts with the users incurring an outage

scalability

VMware Has Been Great

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Great flexibility. I've used hyperV as well and VMware provides a better user experience. VMware continues to advance this product making even larger SQL workloads eligible for VMware

Cons: Not too big on the forced move to a full web based vCenter management approach. Also, the built in monitoring seems to be a bit flaky when moving between versions.

Overall: We've been a highly virtualized business for over a decade running VMware. I'd say over this time frame, the ability to virtualize our workloads has saved us hundreds of thousands in capital costs.

I use everyday VMware product

May 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I am IT engineer. Vmware products part of my daily job. When I was starting to change physical machines to virtual machines I started to use VMware ESXI 5. Right now I use VMware esxi 6 with Virtual storage configuration VSAN.

Cons: If you configure Vmware correctly you never see bad situation. my deeply recomended first learn documation of VMware then start to configure and installation of Vshpere.

Overall: Before I used another virtualization products. from 2009 I use Vmware, it has flexiblity and usable for system administrators.

A good tool for managing your virtual machines

Jun 10, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Lots of good informational right at your fingertips, near real time diagnostic information and controls, everything is laid out in such a manner that it is easy to find the machine you are looking for, and to diagnose issues or perform operations. Setting up alerts and integrating them into your other systems is also pretty straightforward. There is a very logical approach to everything.

Cons: Sometimes there is a general sense of slow performance when you have many machines, however that is to be expect and it is more of an old reliable workhorse, that never gives the impression that it is about to fail.

Overall: We are at a point where for the most part this tool runs quietly in the background until there is an issue that needs addressing. When there is something that comes up, it is generally straightforward to address simple machine operations such as restarts, adding drive space, and other daily operations.

The best virtualization suite

May 04, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: A lot of components, addressing all areas of cloud computing

Better architecture compared to similar products

Good integration with hardware (you have dedicated versions for Cisco, Fujitsu etc)

Free versions to try, for a limited period of time, or totally free (eg: ESXi)

Good support (paid), but also a good online knowledgebase

Cons: Some components are expensive for a small company

A complicated pricing model

They included some technologies that were killed a few versions away

Great easy to use Software to manage your virtual server environment

May 04, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and manage your virtual environment. Great support when I need help with troubleshooting. Able to expand environment with ease.

Cons: Sometimes the documentation on how to do advanced things can be a little confusing, but you can get help from support if you need it. Being from the united states it can be confusing sometimes when i call in for support and it is hard to understand support rep.

Overall: Able to scale my virtual environment with ease and update VMs settings without much work needed.

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Great visualizer, install it as primary OS on a robust server and make it manage all your VMs

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: If you must have many VM get a server with at least 8 cores and 32gb ram and make it the center off all your servers, you can make it boot into few servers at the same time, so you need a test server, a NAS, and some asterisk SIP solution, you can have all running on the same hardware, awesome

Cons: Expensive, if you have a work with use of VM will be awesome, for personal use is expensive but still great if you cant afford or manage it.

Overall: Great VM manager, like it better than Citrix

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VMware is very solid.

Dec 08, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Very reliable. The premier hypervisor in the world. I've never had a serious problem running it. Price seems pretty reasonable for small businesses.

Cons: The reseller program; a couple years ago they instituted a fee for resellers which pushed out a lot of small resellers like me. I kind of resent them for that. Customer support is expensive and hard to get if you're not paying a lot for it, but since it's so reliable, you don't need it often.

Overall: Runs my client's servers on a daily basis.

Top notch desktop virtualization compared to RDS and Citrix

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Availability more than anything else. Also that its run well on the weakest of my hardware.

The upside is if you have robust hardware it runs like a champ. Ive been able to give people desktops with significantly more power than a laptop while on vacation.

Cons: Resource intensive. VDI is numbers game and View Horizons is a by the numbers product. Either you have the IOPS, CPU, RAM or you don't.

Overall: More than anything remote user access with the same desktop they have in house.

Great way to get the max out of your servers!

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Fantastic functionalities and configurability, snapshots are super useful, allows a mix of any O/S you can think of.

Cons: Snapshot management is a bit counter-intuitive, occasional virtual machine can run amock and drag down others while it eats away the host's resources.

Overall: Unparralleled mix of different operating systems running concurrently, snapshot backups, possibility of load balancing, this is a mature product that is both stable and powerful, we simply couldn't run our business the way we do without it.

VMWare is built for enterprise!

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: VSphere is a fantastic virtualization platform that is worth the cost. The clustering aspects prevented downtime for our clients on more than one occasion. We moved from Hyper-V years ago and haven't looked back!

Cons: The cost is high as it is with any industry leading software company. Training is certainly required to get the most out of this product as well.

Overall: High availability. Better control over our entire datacenter. Better options for recovery and maintenance.

Mac client works fairly well with some issues

Aug 16, 2017
2/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Allows logging into a Windows VM from a Mac in a smart card required environment. The performance is speedy.

Cons: Frequently when the Windows VM screenlocks (goes to sleep) you can't unlock it. Quitting the VM and logging back in is the workaround. On Mac 10.12 Sierra and later, you must disable Apple's CryptoTokenKit, because Horizon will not work with it enabled. Which means pairing your smart card using Apple's native protocol (as opposed to using a third-party solution) is not possible.

Overall: Ability to run a Windows VM in a smart card required environment is essential and VMware Horizon is the only solution available so far.

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Great Customer Service Support

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You can fully automate a cluster or farm with failover and redundancy. Gives you the ability to virtualize your servers (any OS) and even import any virtual servers from other software. Customer Service is one of the best on the market, you can create a ticket and have someone reaching you within the hour

Cons: redundancy will need at least 2 host server with the same hardware specs to be able to work without issues

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Useful for software development

Oct 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that I am able to keep separate environments up and running and accessible from my single machine. It is also useful to be able to copy and paste between VM and my local machine.

Cons: Generally, this software works really well. Every once in a while it does not respond well when something is hanging with the VM. In those cases an administrator must step in and restart the VM. However, it does not happen too often.

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The worlds foremost Hypervisor

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

Pros: A Leader in virtualization capabilities, VMware vSphere is an excellent choice for consolidating and managing virtual server and desktops loads. The management capabilities and the ease of HA clustering make it top notch.

Cons: The latest version has eliminate the traditional management client in favor of a web based client. Although this is coming along, performance issues and other navigation problems remain.

Makes managing a virtual environment a breeze

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: VMWare makes managing virtual machines super simple. Anything from initial setup to the management of CPU, Disk, and Memory can easily be taken care of. So far, it has taken care of everything that we need it to do easily and efficiently.

Cons: It would be nice if there was a patching feature built in for Windows machines, but this isn't really what the software is for.

I am using Vware vsphere for many years and i find it one of the best virtualization s.w.

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Installation and configuration is quit simple ,the main s.w. is robust and allows for many architectures to be deployed and the ability that it has a great GUI to support all of it.

Cons: Lack of multi protocols support [e.g. the way to migrate from AWS or any other virtualization solution is not always as simple as you would have thought.]

Overall: ease of use and easy integration.

Monitoring, Creating and configuring virtual machines

Dec 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The flexibility of this product is huge, almost any kind of machine can be created fast from scratch, including working with automated environment.

Cons: Annoying bugs aren't being solved for few releases makes life a bit less easier and also might require you to work with different versions of the same product - complexity has it's price...

Overall: The entire server work were virtual...

Can't imagine how to work without it

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It makes managing data centers a breeze, I couldn't imagine being able to administer all the machines I can in one interface. Spinning up a VM is a task taking a minute

Cons: nothing I can think of but it would be nice to be able to cut and paste text into the vm to be able to add URL links to connect to for updating a a 'chat" feature to copy and paste from

The gold standard of enterprise virtualization

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Reliable and gives great performance, especially when trying to max efficiencies with your business critical infrastructure. I have never encountered a situation where it has not been supported or lacks integration from other vendors, especially backup software. which is critical.

Cons: Can get expensive depending on the feature set you choose.

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Simplifies server environment, very reliable.

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

Pros: Easy to use once it is all configured. Also makes backups very simple if paired with veeam backup and replication. vcenter is necessary if using host clustering and makes management of hypervisors simple.

Cons: Web GUI is still flaky sometimes. The HTML 5 version is not finalized, so you still have to use flash to get all of the features.

Really good product. Very reliable and stable.

Jan 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Light weight on resources.

Very powerful and full featured.

Very well priced.

Very fast and easy setup or recovery.

Extremely robust reliable.

Cons: There is a fair amount of command line work needed to really use this product fully.

Console interface can be a bit buggy sometimes.

Overall: This software is great to work with and very easy to setup and maintain.

Handles all your hosts in one spot

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

Pros: Shows all your VM hosts and ability to manage and see where they are located. Allows you to move VM around from host to host and manage the data storage, shutdown servers, add drives, manage everything.

Cons: Many options, too many features that can be lost. Web version now and its a bit tricky compared to the desktop program instead.

Nice way to connect to your virtual environment.

Dec 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: Doesn't allow for RDP protocol in the iOS version.

Overall: We use the Horizon app on all of our iPads to let our associates connect to a VM so they can use a Windows only software that we have. This allows them to use that software without having to sit down at a traditional Windows desktop. It also allows them to connect from home or on the go without having to use VPNs. It's a very convenient piece of software!

Good management tool for VMs

Dec 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Much functionality at one place. Often used things are easy to access, but also more advanced functions are available via vSphere, so no need to use console for most of advanced configurations.

Cons: No backward compatibility. To manage multiple versions of vmware farms, I have to have multiple vSphere clients installed.

VMware is a staple in IT

Mar 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the continued community and professional support that exists around this product. Ultimately that is what keep this product relevant.

Cons: I don't like the somewhat unstable releases that get posted often. I feel that more buug testing needs to be done as the software is usually running production environments.

An invaluable tool for managing your server environment

Sep 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: vSphere allows me to visualize my servers and save on hardware and energy costs.

Cons: I can't find any real cons with vSphere. It works well and when I have problems support is great.

Overall: Overall vSphere is a great product to make your server environment efficient. The competition does not compare to the ease of use and features that vSphere has to offer.

A perfect experience for VMs

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: VMWare is great for hosting all our virtual machines. The admin console is great, easy to use, and shows an abundance of info.

Cons: It does take a lot of getting used to. They throw a lot of info right at you, if you don't take the time to learn it all, it can be very confusing. Official training is recommended.

Once HTPM5 is fully integrated the product will be allot better.

Jul 17, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once HTPM5 is fully integrated the product will be allot better. The tool itself is getting better. I miss the client in the newer release

Cons: VMware has discontinued the Client. The Web portal is still slow, sluggish and hard to navigate at a good time. once HTML5 is fully integrated I hope it gets better.

One of the best virtual machine tools

May 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Useful tool for server and virtual machines administration. Allow virtualization of the most used OS. Complete set of virtualization tools.

Cons: I just find one cons of this software, the price. Is a very expensive product, one of the more expensive in the market.

Overall: Complete set of tools for virtualization

Is the Best Hypervisor in the Market!

May 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Really its the most robust software in my experience, in 10 year using and adminstrating this product am opened few support cases with few crashes.

Cons: The support can be better, the time for the first response sometimes is slow, and the election support in locale languaje.

Overall: IT Hardware Efficiency

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We are an exclusive VMware vSphere shop running about 10,000 VMs

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: vSphere is the industry gold standard.

Fast, reliable, bulletproof software

Easy to administer with both standard UNIX tools and API scripting integrations.

Cons: High license cost.

Competition is catching up to feature parity.

Error logging format is terrible and hard to parse.

Virtualized server management tool

Dec 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easily change RAM, Memory, CPUs on virtual machines

Easy to use interface to categorise your VMs

Web and desktop clients

Cons: Desktop client is more responsive than web client

The web client fails with connection issues intermittently

Import feature is quite buggy and difficult to use

Best Hyper visor

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Been using vsPhere ESX for 5+ years. Best in house Hyper visor on the market. Im curious to see how things transitions as things become more cloud base.

Cons: I don't really have any cons at this time except for price. It's get pricey if you want some more advanced features like DRS

Great Product. Not so easy of setup

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use. The ability to navigate easily. Setting up tasks is a really simple thing to do as well.

Cons: Installation. Setup takes some time. Everything from adding LUNS to Networking. The Time it takes to load the software from the web.

Overall: Everything is in one place that's easy to get too.

If you run a VMWare environment, this is a must.

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

Pros: To centrally manage your VMWare cluster there is no better way in my opinion. This give you all your options only a few mouse clicks away.

Cons: I've never really found a downside to this software. It does everything I need it to, and has never really let me down.

The best virtualization platform

Sep 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: VMWare has been around since the beginning, and continues to be the leader. Very stable, and great feature set.

Cons: Over the years the products have gotten more complicated, the names of products are always changing and confusing.

Overall: The best virtual server platform around.

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Reliable and very easy to manage

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Overall, the vsphere environment is very easy to install, manage and maintain. With high availability, it truly is a very reliable solution

Cons: Updates can be confusing unless you are using a vcenter server in your environment. Support is very good though

Virtualization become easy

Aug 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been user for years, i like the speed of the virtual machine and the complete tools for manage the server.

Cons: I think the most difficult part its make a virtual machine from a real linux enviroment, i suggest a tool to migrate the full disk.

Number 1 hypervisor

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Still the number 1 hypervisor to use. More stable than Hyper-V and used from Free version to Enterprise clusters i.c.w. VMware vCenter.

Cons: It would be great if it had the replication feature in the free version (just like Microsoft Hyper-V has).

Server Virtualization

Sep 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: VMware vSphere help you to create your own virtual servers to meet your organisation's need. These VMs runs on shared hardware resources hence saving a lots of money. You can scale and delete these VM's as per changing requirements. Its latest version enables VMs management even from mobile

Cons: It might be a bit tough to get started in the begining but its easy to get hands on.

ESXi is still great

Jul 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: - evaluation (free) version still great for basic needs or home lab

- a lot of improvements with each latest version

Cons: - can run into issues if running latest versions on unsupported hardware

- frequent security vulnerability patches

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VMware is excellent for managing servers and virtual machines

May 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Vmware is a very powerful and reliable software to virtualize and manage both desktop environments and server environments, you can also clone virtual machines in a fast and efficient way, its interface is simple but very practical, it is ideal for mounting test environments and production since it works very well.

Cons: The price is a bit expensive, but with the passage of time you realize that it is a great investment, they should also have other languages for their best administration depending on the country they are in.

Provided great ease in managing servers. Physical server cost is reduced. Problems are getting small

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The servers are very easy to prepare and manage. The interface is very easy and very fast. It saves time.

Cons: Opening Vcenter via web causes incompatibilities and page closes. the price of the software is a little too much.

My law firm has had VMWare Horizon for a few years. It takes a while to get used to.

Aug 11, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The benefits outweigh the negatives. For remote access, it is an absolute must. The screen is supposed to appear as if you are sitting at your desk in your office. Once installed on a company laptop, all you need is internet access. Any of our employees can log in and work on any given application, including email and document management.

Cons: Some icons / images may appear distorted. And there may be connectivity challenges. There is lag time during usage but, overall, it is not too slow. The better the internet connection, the better the usage.

A great tool to virtualize your server environment

Apr 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have used VSphere for the last couple years both personally and professionally. It gives you a quick, intuitive, and capable solution for mass virtualization.

Cons: The move to a Web Interface, while great for getting rid of OS dependency, I feel has crippled the software. Tasks that used to be easy and straight forward now seem cumbersome and occasionally not doable.

Great Product!

Sep 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The product is very easy to use. It is very easy to search for devices within the interface.

Cons: The education on how to set everything up could be a bit more detailed.

Overall: Use the product daily. It is a great tool!

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This is a powerful tool to virtualize datacenter

May 21, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It allows you to virtualize both Linux and Windows, you have a portal where you can see all the virtualizations, with ESxi you can have the same virtualized server with other virtual machines as a guest operating system which can be Windows or Linux

Cons: When we use the web client, the refresh times to access data are way to slow. When we try to support VMware remotely using the client, my experience is that it is slower and slower The Web client seems to have many things that are not useful

Overall: Our servers are on this platform, it allows us to control resources and migrate data to other servers without stopping the service. We have some servers in this platform as a contingency if we have any failure of one of the servers we started the contingency,

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Good Virtual Environment management

Aug 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The vSphere software client is really easy to navigate and use.

Cons: I do not like the new web interface. It is not as easy to navigate and you constantly have to refresh the view.

Great funcionalities but sometimes, is hard.

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The way that I have to manage all the virtual machines is very easy and clear. The connectivy with the vmware workstation is great.

Cons: Sometimes, when you have to look for any documentation or manual. It is hard to find because the documentation from vmware is not easy to use.

Overall: Easy to create and deploy new virtual machines.

vSphere is the world¿s number one virtualization platform.

Aug 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: vSphere provides operationally efficient platform. I like the ability to rapidly clone VMs in minutes.

Cons: VMware technical support needs improvement.

Between VMWare and Hyper-V, always go VMWare.

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great tools and management to be able to create, clone, snapshot, manage and anything else you might want to do with virtual machines. Great support for any help, in case you do not have an experienced admin as well.

Cons: It will be a bit more costly than Hyper-V but well worth it to avoid headaches and for the increased management options

Overall: Very versatile and powerful to be able to handle anything from a few VMs to entire environments. Also allows for resource balancing between multiple hosts that can move with possibly not even losing a ping.

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A great tool for managing virtual servers

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ability to be able to clone machines quickly and take snapshots of servers to be able to roll changes back if required.

Cons: While I like that they have the option of a web interface, I don't like that they are forcing users off of the thick-client application to use the web-based product. I have enough issues with browsers and web applications and it seems like all of the issues we have are with the web version of this product.

Overall: We can manage and build more servers on less hardware, making us much more effective.

Great Virtual Machine Management Tool

Jun 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Powerful set of tools to manage VMs. Very straightforward and is easy to learn. Also, everything seems to just work flawlessly.

Cons: Can be kind expensive for smaller enterprises.Pricing model can get confusing but I believe that is common for this type of software. Web GUI can be clunky.

Overall: Great VM Management

virtualise easily the infrastructure

Jun 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: the system supports all the important OS in the market it helps me test application and host many servers for the different services it decrease the electricité costs by reducing the number of physical servers in our datacenter

Cons: in some of my machines we have probleme with the vSphere Client compatibilité and some backup problems

Overall: hardware upgrade without losing time and reducing the number of physical servers

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vSphere 6.5 it's Phenomenal

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

Pros: Pros:

vSphere Web Client and HTML5 vSphere Client now. I hated the old C# client, I really really hated. Now that's in the past.

It's easier to use and manage. The management tools are improved . The Auto Deploy feature has a new GUI. Solid performance after so many years. This software is still the leader.

Cons: I haven't see any benchmark comparing performance of VM moving to ESXi 6.5 from 5.5 . That would be nice to see. However, the product is superb.

Managing our lab ESXi virtual machines

Mar 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: I like the machine management which became fully virtualized, basically, everything is both configurable and adjustable, especially the moving/converting and cloning process. Another advantage is a modular presentation of many machines on several ESXi.

Cons: The default timeout is frustrating, also the licensing mechanism causing some trouble. lastly, disconnections are occurring too much due to a variety of reasons.

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The Best In Virtualization

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to manage, easy to set up and a lot of features and customization can go into a ritualized environment.

Cons: Interface could be better. Not a fan of the newer browser based GUI. Strange glitches on machines from time to time.

Outstanding virtualization platform!

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very robust suite with tons of features. Out of the box easy to setup, but if you play around you can do just about anything with it. Web interface can be accessed from your phone.

Cons: The new HTML-5 interface, while available on more devices is noticeably slower than the old client.

Also, licensing is very expensive for this software.

Overall: When I was with my old company, I used this software everyday. I loved it, and I was able to manage my entire virtual environment from one client.

Undisputed king of hypervisors

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - stable, reliable and about the most solid platform available

- vMotion is an awesome feature, as is high availability clustering

- performance of the underlying vms is fantastic

Cons: Removal of the tradition windows C client in favor of a Flash web based really hurts. Makes everything more complex and slower than need be. Migrations from 5.5 Windows vCenter to 6.x VCSA can be complex and painfull.

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Excellent virtualization software

Sep 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The ability to consolidate, move, and manage multiple physical instances from a single platform is extremely useful and offers great CAPEX and OPEX savings. It is easy to configure and manage VMs.

Cons: The licensing can be very pricing and is the only significant detractor I can think of. Also, sometimes I have problems adding peripherals to my VMs and this seems to be a problem with VMware itself, not the device drivers.

Robust virtualization and management tools.

Jun 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to administer, can upload machines from VMware Fusion. Allows use to co-host several servers that have low requirements but require to be separate on the same hardware cluster. Flexibility.

Cons: Cost, it's pretty expensive but all in all you do get what you pay for, it's just a bit more than I'd like.

Overall: Greater use of resources, and peace of mind in being able to snapshot before updates.

is the best solution to virtualize and consolidate the data center infrastructure

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: great performance offering virtualization both at desktop level and server or data center, providing a comprehensive solution that will improve the IT management of their systems with great added value.

Cons: The cost of the solution for companies that start to update their infrastructure is too high, as well as the hardware requirements for their best practices.

As an IT Analyst, I use vSphere frequently when performing server maintenance.

Jul 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software is pretty easy to use and navigate. The user interface is fairly intuitive and provides a wealth of valuable information about your various assets.

Cons: My largest complaint is issues with version compatibility. Some of our locations are running different versions and there are small inconveniences that arise because of this.

vSphere is a complex and strong platform to virtualize regardless the size of our infrastructure.

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The powerful that it can be, especially in companies like our, in which we manage a huge virtual environment.

Cons: The cost is something that in softwares like this is not the cheaper, however all it is able to do compensates it.

Overall: Amazing software, and all the functionalities make it unique. Also is easy to use and that provides a plus in the company.

Vsphere - A great VM management tool

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: the new web interface introduce with v6 that is a great central point of management for all your ESX hosts. It lets you see all your host, datacenter and even the Datastores

Cons: The web interface is nice, but sometimes the flash version is buggy and don't work 100% of the time.

Ease of setup

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

Pros: Intregration with other products we already use. Didn't have to go to the trouble of finding drivers or work around.

Cons: Not always straighter forward. Would need further assistance from outside sources in order to get some items to work like you had thought.

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This application is very fast and easy to use when you have several servers

Apr 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This application allows you to quickly and securely access the virtual servers that you have, see a diagnosis of them and a fault report, it is easy to access, very good I highly recommend it

Cons: I have not had any problems with this application, that's why I recommend it, it's easy, fast and safe, very easy to learn how to use it

Overall: In the company we have several virtual servers and they are reviewed remotely, and this is the best way to see them, fast, safe

Virtualization can save you many hours when spinning up new servers and maintenance

Jun 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great solution for virtualizing your servers and make management and maintenance a breeze. Basic tools for reporting on processors, memory, and storage.

Cons: Needs more options to select server startup order after a power outage to enable automate startup of your network.

Home lab and enterprise environment.

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

Pros: Vsphere is the only hypervisor that has all the features that you need to be able to manage your harwad correctly using VM's

Cons: Just like with Vcenter the gui could still use some work with hangs and slowness but I would just go to the client and it's works fine then.

Great product. Gives me the needed flexibility in our environment.

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease at creating, migrating and modifying VMs. The user interface and wizards are well thought out and useful. Performance monitoring it a great feature as well.

Cons: The web based interface is quite as stable as the old client app. Some of the navigation could be improved.

Overall: Provides the flexibility required in our school district. I can easily create test environments and modify VM resources based on use curves

Excellent front end client to access virtual PCs and servers

Aug 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: works cross platform. easy to configure and deploy. small foot print. very stable and works very well in conjunction with other VMware products.

Cons: User interface can be a little more colorful and appealing. Client version updates can be a little more frequent.

Overall: With VMWare virtualization of servers and PCs, this is a no-brainer to use on the client-side. It's usually part of the VMWare V center licensing.

Great for muti-platform VM hosting

Jul 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to host different OSs at the same time. It is not limited to only Windows VMs. Great for IT managers that need to manage linux OSs for database server whereas you can host Windows Servers for applications.

Cons: I find it a bit sluggish at time and cumbersome to navigate. I do not like the fact that you cannot control and make changes on the machine itself. For instance, you have to download the VMwhere VSphere app, log into the system remotely to make changes whereas the competitors, you can make the change on the fly on the PC itself.

A must have in any virtual machine environment!

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

Pros: vSphere allows you to manage all of your virtual machines and hosts in one convenient web interface. It makes virtual machine management a breeze.

Capterra-loader

Easy to use to manage an ESXi server, or servers

Jul 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like how easy it is to manage multiple vmware ESX(i) servers, and the respective virtual machines.

Cons: I actually value the software in its entirety, from deployment, to using it. I have no cons for this piece of software.

A great product and a must have

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's ridiculously easy to manage virtual machines using this software. This gives an easy way to deploy, clone, configure virtual machines and it only takes minutes.

Cons: I have only had one bad experience with the software and it was quickly resolved by a professional.

VMWare

Aug 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Best of breed virtualization appliance, far better than others.

Cons: Some complexity if you are not too familiarized