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Systems Engineer at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Good centralized management for our virtual environment, but the cost should be improved

What is our primary use case?

vCenter Configuration Manager is a central management tool for our virtual environment. This solution is used for the configuration of our users' settings, helping to power the ITIL process. Without it, we would not be able to manage our environment.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is support for hyper-converged infrastructure. This solution supports multiple platforms in a single solution.

What needs improvement?

The cost of this solution should be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using vCenter Configuration Manager for seven to eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think that this is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

What is our primary use case?

vCenter Configuration Manager is a central management tool for our virtual environment. This solution is used for the configuration of our users' settings, helping to power the ITIL process. Without it, we would not be able to manage our environment.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is support for hyper-converged infrastructure.

This solution supports multiple platforms in a single solution.

What needs improvement?

The cost of this solution should be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using vCenter Configuration Manager for seven to eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I think that this is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability depends on the planning and the infrastructure that is in place.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. Once it is installed, everything is tested and it looks fine, we can go ahead with the converged platform.

Deploying the proper solution with the features that we are looking for takes about a month.

What about the implementation team?

We use a consultant for helping to deploy this solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
Virtualization Admin at CTDI
Real User
Easy to use, many configurations, and stable

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution for workstation configuration management.

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of useful features, such as DRS, ease of use, and many configuration options. Additionally, they have prototype features, such as operation manager and site login.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable and I can rely on it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is easy to scale. You need to upgrade and have the appropriate licenses.  I work in three companies and the largest one has approximately 500 users using the solution and the other two have approximately 15 users…

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution for workstation configuration management.

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of useful features, such as DRS, ease of use, and many configuration options. Additionally, they have prototype features, such as operation manager and site login.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable and I can rely on it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is easy to scale. You need to upgrade and have the appropriate licenses. 

I work in three companies and the largest one has approximately 500 users using the solution and the other two have approximately 15 users using it.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would like there to be support for this solution in Iran.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Microsoft Hyper-V.

What other advice do I have?

I rate vCenter Configuration Manager a ten out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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