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"The product's integration is good, it works well with other programs and solutions.""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.""The open, flexible architecture has brought in the agile computing environment along with better Dr capabilities. Automation management and operational tasks across VMware and third-party applications, like our HMIS and other business productivity applications, have delivered peace of mind.""The solution was easy to install.""We have excellent technical support. They have always been helpful when we have needed them.""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 most valuable feature is how easy it makes it to manage the VM.""The backup and recovery times are very quick."

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"For me, the most valuable feature of vROps is its reporting. We use the reports to send information to certain groups within our company to help forecast the use of resources.""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.""The monitoring and verification functionalities were the most useful features.""I've found vROps' predictive actions, monitoring, reporting, and provisioning features to be useful.""The visibility it provides from apps to infrastructure and across multiple clouds is also great because it's a tool that aggregates a lot of data, both on-premises and in the cloud. It aggregates everything in one tool, which helps you to analyze the performance and the capacity of the infrastructure.""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.""The dashboards and the interface are very easy to understand, very lively, and very dynamic."

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Cons
"I would like to see better performance.""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.""The GUI should be enhanced in the future.""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.""When the SSO certificate needs to be renewed, the upgrading and testing are quite complicated.""It is practically difficult at this stage to really comment on the improvisations of V central. But more tech events and PoC cases would help the EA to design better solutions and utilization.""There can be compatibility issues.""I did not do the initial setup. However, it was complex at the beginning."

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"The solution can improve by offering more flexible integration with other platforms or products, such as Hyper-V or Azure. Not everyone uses VMware. It would be beneficial to have a more open-source concept for integration, creating more visibility across multiple clouds.""If the cost of the license could be cheaper, it would be good.""In the past, when we have raised priority one tickets and they have sent us level one engineers. This wasted time because the L1 was only able to perform the troubleshooting steps that we had already completed.""In a previous version, you could click on a cluster to see a lot of information about efficiency, e.g., when you will run out of memory, CPU usage, and RAM in percentages. In newer versions, you see this information in megahertz and kilobytes, not percentage. I don't like this change so much. If you need to present information to your boss or Director of IT, the information would be better with a percentage. Now, you have only a big number and don't know the percentage of use that you are getting from the VMs. I don't know why they changed it, but I liked the percentage version more than getting the numbers for megahertz of memory. Also, kilobytes of memory is a very large number. For a simple view, gigabytes or terabytes is better.""Technical support is normally good but there is sometimes a delay in their response.""If I could integrate with vCenter with vROps, then I could execute more things by managing vSphere from within vROps. That would be great.""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.""vROps has a hypervisor level of monitoring going on in our data center. We are using other products, like SolarWinds, to have a service and OS-level of monitoring. Because we are using two solutions simultaneously for different levels of monitoring, it would be really nice in the future to have a service monitoring or OS-level of monitoring in vROps, e.g., adding the support online for monitoring services, like Linux services, Linux Databases, and Linux servers as well as Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Active Directory, or other Microsoft services, since we use them a lot. It would definitely help us in the future if vROps implemented this feature."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is reasonable, and one of the reasons that this product was selected."
  • "We provide the VMware solution to our clients, for which they pay a perpetual license."
  • "The concept of hyper-convergence is smart. I don't know if it can be applied with less cost to be more affordable for small or medium-sized companies. The cost is a very important factor for it. We are currently depending on SAN storage. However, the hyper-converged solutions are depending on the storage within the hosts, such as vSAN in the VMware. It is a smart solution."
  • "We pay a yearly fee, based on our entries."
  • "The licensing module is somewhat complex. Calculating the cost is complicated. Many of our clients are unclear about the billing system and the traffic metering."
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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: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… more »
    Top Answer:The licensing module is somewhat complex. Calculating the cost is complicated. Many of our clients are unclear about the billing system and the traffic metering. I think we pay for revenue sharing on… more »
    Top Answer: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… 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:The scalability options are quite good with VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), and all of the features are useful and relevant to us.
    Top Answer:The license is a one time cost, and you pay for support on a yearly basis. It is a bit expensive, but if you consider the product support and its reliability, it's justifiable.
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    Also Known As
    vCenter Operations Manager, VCOPS, vRealize Operations
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    Overview
    VMware vCenter Orchestrator simplifies the automation of complex IT tasks and integrates with VMware vCloud Suite components to adapt and extend service delivery and operational management, effectively working with existing infrastructure, tools and processes.

    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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    Comms Service Provider25%
    University13%
    Computer Software Company6%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government8%
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    Healthcare Company18%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government7%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    vCenter Orchestrator is ranked 8th in Process Automation with 10 reviews while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is ranked 1st in Virtualization Management Tools with 34 reviews. vCenter Orchestrator is rated 8.8, while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of vCenter Orchestrator writes "Enables us to do administration on a centralized layer when using multiple VMware ESX servers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) writes "Easy to use, stable, and support is always available". vCenter Orchestrator is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), vCloud Director, ServiceNow Orchestration, Microsoft System Center Orchestrator and Cisco UCS Director, whereas VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Turbonomic, VMware vSphere, Veeam ONE and Nutanix Cloud Manager Intelligent Operations .

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