We performed a comparison between F5 BIG-IQ and vCenter Orchestrator based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Process Automation solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The GUI is fine, at least from an engineer's perspective."
"F5 BIG-IQ has always provided us with great support."
"vCenter Orchestrator is very reliable and stable."
"We have excellent technical support. They have always been helpful when we have needed them."
"The solution was easy to install."
"The product's integration is good, it works well with other programs and solutions."
"If I need to do DR, VMware can enable me to use vMotion, which requires use of vCenter. You cannot do vMotion without vCenter. We do a lot of automation, orchestration, and simplification for that purpose."
"The solution is pretty stable and reliable."
"It is very stable. I have been using vCenter Orchestrator from version three now to six plus."
"The most crucial feature of vCenter is its scalability. We can use it to expand our network, so we don't have to report our client devices. The network configuration features are also helpful because we can migrate entire networks."
"They could use YAML or JSON if they wanted to make it a little bit easier for us."
"F5 BIG-IQ should improve by being a complete certificate management solution because currently, it is only for Venafi. Other automation platforms, should be added."
"I did not do the initial setup. However, it was complex at the beginning."
"VMware tools would benefit from more automation. When installing our devices and servers, we often need to install the VMware tools manually. This process should be automated during the VM installation process."
"I believe a transparent view and better terms of condition between Oracle and vCenter Orchestrator would be helpful."
"The price of this product is high and could be improved."
"Many times, customers' licenses are not used because the client is not aware of the features and the product benefits. When somebody is buying a product, they just do a default configuration."
"I would like to see better performance."
"There can be compatibility issues."
"I would like to have an interface that can manage both on-premises and cloud solutions from a single console, where we can easily manage the resources that are being used or at least applications. Whereby clicking here and there from on-premises to cloud, or cloud to on-premises, depending on the requirements. If that can be accomplished, it will be extremely beneficial."
F5® BIG-IQ® Centralized Management provides a unified point of visibility and control for the entire F5 portfolio, ensuring administrators remain aware on the pulse of F5 devices, modules, and licenses and enabling them to deliver optimal application availability, performance, and security.
BIG-IQ manages policies,licenses, SSL certificates, BIG-IP images, and configurations for F5 appliances and for the following BIG-IP moduals across hardware and virtual editions:
F5 BIG-IQ is ranked 16th in Process Automation with 2 reviews while vCenter Orchestrator is ranked 8th in Process Automation with 8 reviews. F5 BIG-IQ is rated 6.6, while vCenter Orchestrator is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of F5 BIG-IQ writes "Easy to manage, saves time and offers good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCenter Orchestrator writes "Enables us to do administration on a centralized layer when using multiple VMware ESX servers". F5 BIG-IQ is most compared with ServiceNow Orchestration and IBM BPM, whereas vCenter Orchestrator is most compared with VMware Aria Automation, VMware Aria Operations, vCloud Director, ServiceNow Orchestration and Microsoft System Center Orchestrator. See our F5 BIG-IQ vs. vCenter Orchestrator report.
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