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"The main feature of this solution is the integration with all the Cisco solutions and other vendors."

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"The most valuable feature is that everything is integrated for monitoring, performance, and troubleshooting.""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.""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.""There's a feature known as Smart Alerts in vRealize Operations, which I have found to be useful if there's anything going wrong in the infrastructure. What usually happens is that you get so many alerts that you become confused. Smart Alerts give you visibility into your infrastructure and also recommend how to fix the situation. That's a feature which I'm really a fan of.""When there is an issue at the disk level in vSAN, vROps gives us an alarm that the issue is happening on particular disks. Other solutions cannot give this type of alert for vCenter. Even vCenter cannot give that type of information.""The most valuable feature for me that the pre-implemented, existing dashboards. The fact that I don't need to create a dashboard myself is helpful""One of the most attractive features in vROps is collecting information, logs, and events and, after that, providing proactive predictions about usage of resources. vROps also offers recommendations. For example, in the next two months we might face problems with CPU usage. vROps predicted and forecasted these issues in advance. That's a very useful feature.""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."

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"There could be an improvement with the integration with the newest solutions from other vendors' technologies."

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"There are some problems with integration, particularly with Slack, though these have been improved in the latest release.""If it could help with calculating on-prem costs, based on their experience, it would help customers determine whether to remain on-prem or move to the cloud.""If I could integrate with vCenter with vROps, then I could execute more things by managing vSphere from within vROps. That would be great.""The what-if analysis section is not very advanced and there is a lot of room for improvement.""I would like to have more documentation, in the form of knowledge bases, that better explain the technology, related products, and what the capabilities are.""I want vROps to have wider compatibility with older hardware. In this country, many companies have older hardware, so sometimes we can't support all the newest features.""vROps is user-friendly, but configuration is a little bit hard. It is also hard if you want to customize it for your data center, especially without VMware training. The user interface should be improved so that a new user can easily configure it for his own use.""If I put on the hat of a client, I would say cost needs improvement. For clients with reasonable-sized infrastructure farms, you're looking at licensing at either per socket or per VM, and if you have an installation of any size, you're doing it per socket, and the per-socket licensing is a little heavy. Per VM license, if they have large numbers of VM, it is just not practical."

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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
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    The main feature of this solution is the integration with all the Cisco solutions and other vendors.
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    There could be an improvement with the integration with the newest solutions from other vendors' technologies.
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    The main use for this solution is for orchestration.
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    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 »
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    The most valuable features are the alerts and dashboard, and that the product is simple to use, configure, and upgrade.
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    We use a one-time license for vROps and have not had any additional costs.
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    Also Known As
    vCenter Operations Manager, VCOPS, vRealize Operations
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    Overview

    Cisco UCS Director enables automated delivery of physical and virtual data center resources, empowering data centers to move at the speed of business.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Entel, Data#3, Cegal, NESIC, LightEdge
    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 Provider48%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government7%
    Wholesaler/Distributor3%
    REVIEWERS
    Healthcare Company19%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Cisco UCS Director is ranked 11th in Cloud Management with 1 review while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is ranked 1st in Cloud Management with 28 reviews. Cisco UCS Director is rated 9.0, while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS Director writes "Integrates well, stable, and responsive technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) writes "Easy to use, stable, and support is always available". Cisco UCS Director is most compared with Cisco Intersight, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), vCloud Director, Cisco CloudCenter and vCenter Orchestrator, whereas VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Turbonomic, VMware vSphere, Veeam ONE and vCenter Orchestrator.

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