VMware vSphere Pros

FK
Head of Service and Storage Infrastructure at GS2E
We primarily use vRealize to troubleshoot any issues that may arise with our virtual machines, which is the main reason why we believe this solution is excellent.
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BA
Founder & Technology Advisor at EUC Solutions
It is the number one virtualization-layer platform available, and a lot of people trust it.
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DL
IT Support Officer at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
Stable and secure management console for virtual environments, with a diligent technical support team.
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VMware vSphere
January 2023
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AS
Technical Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Once you have everything configured, it is relatively straightforward.
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TM
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees
The stability of the solution is excellent.
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RK
Global IT Infrastructure Architect at a wholesaler/distributor with 5,001-10,000 employees
The fact that we have the ability to easily scale out, and the ability to do maintenance on the underlying hardware without impacting our business applications, are important aspects.
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OK
Solution Architect at KIAN company
Valuable features really depend on different projects. We are using the traditional infrastructure based on VMware vSphere. We are also using the high availability (HA) and Distributed Switch features to extend our network and switch between different hosts. The VMotion and SVMotion features are very essential for us to relocate the storage of virtual machines to different storage or vSANs. We are using VMotion and SVMotion features several times of the day. We are also using another VMware product to replicate a lot of solutions to a second replication site.
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Abbasi Poonawala - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Enterprise Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It affords us different views of the VMs created by vSphere so we can control them better.
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RS
Delivery Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The features that I have found most valuable are the overall good ease of use and the good interface which makes it very easy to migrate from one bare metal to another. These are the two things which I like about it.
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JM
Founder at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Technical support is helpful and always available.
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VMware vSphere Cons

FK
Head of Service and Storage Infrastructure at GS2E
They must work on the price, as well as the technical support.
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BA
Founder & Technology Advisor at EUC Solutions
To manage it properly, you have to know this product really well.
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DL
IT Support Officer at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
The VMware vSphere app is faster, compared to its web-based client. The web-based client is very slow, freezes, and is challenging to use.
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VMware vSphere
January 2023
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AS
Technical Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
When we talk about the overall private cloud stack, I would prefer for it be a lot more seamless.
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TM
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees
The licensing costs for the solution are quite high.
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RK
Global IT Infrastructure Architect at a wholesaler/distributor with 5,001-10,000 employees
The challenge that we have is keeping the system up to date, as well as having the internal resources to maintain that platform. We're not an IT company, so it's challenging for us to keep the IT resources in-house.
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OK
Solution Architect at KIAN company
The biggest problem in this solution is the incompatibility of some of the features with some of the drivers installed on servers. For example, if I want to install vSphere on an HPE server, the driver is really different from a Dell server or a Fujitsu server. I need to download different drivers and install them manually, which can be improved by VMware. They can offer a special image to match different servers. We face different problems when we install vSphere on an ESXi server and have different drivers on the storage. ESXi cannot detect different kinds of storage, and they should improve this. We updated our existing version to vSphere 7 in a private environment, but it seems that this version is not very stable. We are facing issues with restarting the host. In earlier versions, such as vSphere 6 or 6.5, we didn't have any such problems. It would be good if VMware can offer specific applications for mobiles to enable us to control the management of all servers by mobile. They should also improve the vCenter GUI because it is currently not compatible, and there are a lot of problems. Some of the options do not appear well in the browser. VMware should spend more time resolving the problems in the GUI.
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Abbasi Poonawala - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Enterprise Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
There are some challenges around ESXi hosts — converting them into VMs.
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RS
Delivery Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
They should improve their storage management part. vSphere has its own file system type, called VMSS, and that file system doesn't report on proper data usage or things like that. There are certain loopholes wherein it sometimes shows you erroneous data. Again, their VMSS file system, their data storage management system, and its reporting must be improved a lot.
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JM
Founder at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
If they improve on the knowledge base and documentation, it would be extremely helpful.
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Buyer's Guide
VMware vSphere
January 2023
Learn what your peers think about VMware vSphere. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2023.
670,523 professionals have used our research since 2012.