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vCenter Configuration Manager Room for Improvement

Francisco Gimo - PeerSpot reviewer
Management Information System Officer at Kenmare Resources Mauritius

There are some complexities within the system center. For example, we use two different applications for updates and the deployment of the machine. We also have another third party solution. 

However, a third-party solution is dedicated to vulnerability management. And all the updates that have to be deployed to a specific product. You spend a lot of time in configuration due to the fact that you need to make sure all of your machines are compliant. Compliance is complicated.

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RS
Manager at a media company with 10,001+ employees

It would be better to integrate this infrastructure with native cloud environments, but we can't do it. We are trying to improve our experience by converting our infrastructure through virtualization on native cloud environments and workloads. It's the most important thing for us. I think that it should be tightly coupled with native cloud environments.

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SB
Senior IT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Honestly, I do not feel like I am an expert with the product who can suggest technical enhancements. The setup and implementation could probably be better. It does not seem like we should have to do so much manual configuration. Instad of supplying everything manually at the prompts, it should offer some options for automation of the setup. I guess something like that is already available, but if it is I do not know it. If automating the updates were possible to do it would be very nice.  

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Abdul Amaan - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager IT/system engineer at VT Solutions

This is a good solution but it has too many configurations for what it does. In that sense, it's not particularly user friendly and requires too many clicks. From reviews I've read, I believe Acropolis might be easier to use in this regard.

I think the solution pretty much covers everything, I can't think of any additional features that might be useful.

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TB
Information Technology Consultant at HighLine

Configuration Manager's reporting could be better. I need to use a third-party reporting solution to get the details. They could add reporting features similar to RVTools. 

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SA
Managing Director at tathya technologies pvt ltd opc

Error reporting should be more precise and descriptive, and there is no way to filter the logs. It would be helpful if its logs analysis can be more detailed, and the logs can be filtered.

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GN
IT System Manager and Infrastructure Architect at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees

I can't think of an aspect that needs improvement, as it's work so well for us so far.

The solution could be more integrated with the Microsoft environment.

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PW
Solutions Architect at BAE Systems

There is always room for improvement. The VxRail configuration is very complicated and a little bit too difficult to guess what the final product is going to be.

The product needs better integration with security tools. It's a feature that you wouldn't need to have for something like Cisco or that type of thing. Something of that magnitude would already be built into the product.

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AF
IT Manager at Inelectra, S.A.C.A.

They should make it easier to log in and communicate with them. At the moment, I'm using vRealize Log Insight because it's a pretty easy tool to keep up to date with everything. But it would be easier if I could do it through vCenter Configuration Manager. I think the logging side should be improved because it's pretty difficult to keep up to date VMware and with vCenter.

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Tommy Myo Min Aung - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees

I expect VMware to move to cloud technology soon, so I have no changes to suggest. 

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UF
System support engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution could provide even more capacity.

We'd like to see more integration capabilities.

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LD
Microsoft Architect at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees

The pricing can be improved.

It is not so user-friendly that you can just start the host and everything works. However, for somebody with five or ten years of experience, the administration is not very difficult.

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ZS
Director of Maintenance Systems Division Data Center at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

The Self Service Interface is not very good and it needs improvement. 

There should be more flexibility and rules for permissions in the Multi-tenancy.

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Said Mokhtari - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at TGR

vCenter Configuration Manager could improve by having more integration.

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SS
Sr. Customer Support Engineer at Magnamious Systems Pvt. Ltd.

SAP CRM could improve by adding additional automation features.

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