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Cisco Intersight vs. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps)
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Pros
"I like Intersight because of the integration with HashiCorp, Kubernetes, and each cloud because Intersight is the IO module.""Scalable portfolio of services for remote device management, with good cloud integration. It's also easy to set up.""The product has good integration."

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"The performance for monitoring the VM is very good. Additionally, the solution is flexible.""The most valuable features of VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) are capacity and performance management.""The most valuable features are the alerts and dashboard, and that the product is simple to use, configure, and upgrade.""The monitoring and verification functionalities were the most useful features.""Our business is built around testing, measurement, and performance measurement and vROps is the primary tool. We use it in a VMware environment and we do tests in other environments. But in the VMware environment, vROps and the associated products, Log Insight and Network Insight are the primary tools that we use. It's a basic tool. It's very important for our organization.""The most valuable feature is the ability to check the right-sizing of a machine because that way I can assign the real resources that are needed.""Can be customized according to customer requirements.""The dashboards are really good. They give you a glimpse of what is really going on in your virtualized environment. The ability to create customized dashboards based on your needs is also great."

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Cons
"Cisco Intersight needs some improvement in terms of stability. Hybrid cloud management and proper hyperscaler tie-up are other areas for improvement.""The unique problem with Cisco Intersight is that it's not supporting some players.""When new features are added, the service becomes full of bugs."

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"An area for improvement would be application-level monitoring.""They need to improve the capacity and infrastructure planning side of things. Also, I would like to see them integrate more stuff, with more detailed monitoring and different cloud providers.""Lately, the chargeback site has improved, but it could be simpler. You need to create your own dashboards. It should be simple to get a virtual machine and break down the compute and storage costs.""For me, the technical support is the biggest problem. I've been working with them since 2016 and in the first years their response was faster than it is today. That is a problem. Also, I need to put together and send them a lot of information. And then I wait one day, two days. The support has been getting worse over the last few years. They need to improve it.""VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) can improve the Layer 3 hypervisor VM infrastructure because we do not manage other applications. We need a package, which is too expensive. We would like to manage native VMware applications, VMware native components, hypervisor, and storage, such as vSAN.""VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) should improve instant monitoring. Currently, the monitoring is on an interval of five to ten minutes, if I want to know what is happening now I cannot.""We integrated vROps with vRealize Log Insight, but it was not helpful to me. It was not giving me any good data.""There is room for improvement when it comes to the integration with Active Directory. Sometimes I need to log in to the application using my Active Directory account, instead of using the regular admin for vRealize Operations. If I want to deploy this tool to more users, I need that."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Cisco Intersight is not cheap, but it's not the most expensive product either."
  • "It's just the standard licensing cost. There are no additional fees."
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  • "The solution has a huge cost. If we could just have one license covering everything that vROps can do, that would be great. I would prefer it this way."
  • "The pricing is a little bit expensive. Licensing is an issue because there are always changes, and by that I mean cost increases. And that's not only for vROps but for VMware, vSphere, and all the products that are involved."
  • "Every VMware product is a licensing challenge. It's always costly. It's based on processors. From a technical side, the product is very good. The challenging part is always the licensing. They should have some kind of alternate pricing models."
  • "vROps is a bit expensive and that's a reason that small clients say, 'No, I don't think we need this.' From a pricing perspective, it is quite steep. But 'expensive' is relative, depending on what you need. Others might say, 'It is expensive, but I think we can use it to better our environment.'"
  • "When we last did a comparison of solutions, the pricing was equal or similar."
  • "Five or six years ago, when we took it, it was a very good option. Now, I think I have to reevaluate, to be honest."
  • "This is an enterprise-level product and everything is included in the VMware Suite license."
  • "The licensing is not clear at the moment if the on-premises pricing is the same as on the cloud. I am checking on the pricing. However, you can save a lot of money with the cloud solution because you need to spend time installing, upgrading, and connecting with the on-premises solution. Also, you don't need to spend time scheduling the maintenance and maintaining the solution when using the cloud version."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I like Intersight because of the integration with HashiCorp, Kubernetes, and each cloud because Intersight is the IO module.
    Top Answer:The unique problem with Cisco Intersight is that it's not supporting some players. For example, Dell and ATP. I have a problem with integrating the existing solutions in the data center. I would like… more »
    Top Answer:vROP is a virtualization management solution from VMWare. It is efficient and easy to manage. You can find anything you need from the software interface. It provides complete visibility over… more »
    Top Answer:It gives us visibility into the virtual infrastructure, and even the physical infrastructure, and into the workloads running. We have visibility even at the level of the appliance services. We can… more »
    Top Answer:They forecast our pricing based on the objects we deploy, but I'm not involved much with that. The licensing part is a bit complicated.
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    Also Known As
    Intersight
    vCenter Operations Manager, VCOPS, vRealize Operations
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    Overview

    Cisco Intersight is Cisco’s systems management platform that delivers intuitive computing through cloud-powered intelligence. This platform offers a more intelligent level of management that enables IT organizations to analyze, simplify, and automate their environments in ways that were not possible with prior generations of tools. This capability empowers organizations to achieve significant savings in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and to deliver applications faster, so they can support new business initiates. The advantages of the model-based management of the Cisco UCS platform plus Cisco Intersight are extended to Cisco UCS servers and Cisco HyperFlex and Cisco HyperFlex Edge systems. Cisco HyperFlex Edge is optimized for remote sites, branch offices, and edge environments.

    VMware VRealize Operations (vROps) is a trusted, proven software solution that comes as a virtual device created to assist IT managers and administrators with the necessary tools to properly manage operational processes across virtual, physical, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud environments. vROps can be easily deployed via your management cluster, or, depending on your unique ecosystem, it can be installed in several different customizable ways - whichever works best for your organizational environment.

    vROps is effective in vSpere, Amazon Web Service (AWS), and Hyper-V. vROps is an amalgamated operations product that provides constant workflow execution while maintaining the highest levels of productivity and profitability. vROps will gather data from your ecosystem and will alert you to any issues, make repair recommendations, initiate pre-set protocol policies, and will accelerate operational efficiency and productivity.

    VROps allows users to fully customize dashboards based on organizational needs. The dashboards are intuitive, informational, and give users a very precise visualization of what is happening in the virtualized environment. The Troubleshooting Workbench provides even greater insight and is very helpful in monitoring vSAN. vROps also offers a Forecast Feature that can be used to minimize potential issues and reduce the threat of downtime due to overused resources. VROps is designed to ensure that organizations can manage resources better and improve the overall performance of data center workflows.

    vROps Benefits

    • Transparency: A single pane view of your complete infrastructure and applications in real time.

    • Protocol fulfillment: Pre-set policies and protocols are consistently maintained for complete compliance at all times.

    • Automation: Dynamic remediation and recognition of potential performance, architectural and capacity issues.

    • Seamless Integration: vROps works well with most popular third-party management solutions, such as Windows, SAP, and many more.

    vROps Features

    • Intuitive: Automated learning processes, diagnostic analysis, Smart Alerts concerning system application, and infrastructure robustness to trigger advanced pinpointing and adjustment of potential performance, load, and configuration concerns.

    • Flexible customization: vROps can be used out-of-box or can be fully customizable to pre-set policies and protocols that suit any business’s organizational needs.

    • Comprehensive administration: vROps’s flexible and scalable platform makes it easy to manage every process, including applications, storage, and all devices on your network.

    • Improved ROI: Using vROps will facilitate the removal of unnecessary devices and VMs and will ensure that resources are used more efficiently, resulting in improved expense management and overall cost-effectiveness.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Saddam Z. a Senior System Engineer at a tech services company, says, "The performance for monitoring the VM is very good. Additionally, the solution is flexible."

    Hari N. a SAP Security Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services, relates, “It enabled us to be more proactive in anticipating and solving problems. We could know beforehand about the machines that might be at risk for high utilization.”

    Ammar R., Principal Consultant at a tech services company, says, "I have found the reporting tool, capacity planning, and reports for performance monitoring the most valuable features."











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    EXMAR, RapidScale
    Science Applications International Corporation, Tribune Media, Heartland Payment Systems, Telkom Indonesia, Columbia Sportswear, iGATE, CSS Corp, Angel Broking, Adira Finance, Hipskind, Beiersdorf Shared Services, Innovate Mas Indonesia, Adobe, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi , Join Experience S.A, Borusan Holdings, Department of Transport - Abu Dhabi
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider47%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government4%
    Financial Services Firm3%
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    Healthcare Company18%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise78%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Midsize Enterprise14%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Intersight vs. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps)
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Intersight vs. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Intersight is ranked 10th in Cloud Management with 3 reviews while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is ranked 1st in Cloud Management with 36 reviews. Cisco Intersight is rated 8.0, while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cisco Intersight writes "Scalable and easy to set up portfolio of services; good for remote device management and other functions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) writes "Easy to use, stable, and support is always available". Cisco Intersight is most compared with Cisco UCS Manager, Cisco UCS Director, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), HPE OneView and IBM Turbonomic, whereas VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), IBM Turbonomic, VMware vSphere, Veeam ONE and SolarWinds Virtualization Manager. See our Cisco Intersight vs. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) report.

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