2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering RHEV?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering RHEV, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Rami Abuaus - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Architect at Nokia Solutions
Real User
Top 10
2022-08-16T13:47:49Z
Aug 16, 2022

We would advise organizations who are considering this solution, to ensure that their requirements are clearly defined, as this will impact the level of support needed with implementing and deploying the product. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

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MK
Program Manager at Tata Consultancy
Real User
2022-06-23T08:46:54Z
Jun 23, 2022

If someone is looking for server virtualization, VMware is a better choice. VMware is easy to deploy, easy to learn, and easy to manage. This solution is not. I'd rate the solution five out of ten.

EV
Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Top 20
2022-04-05T11:53:00Z
Apr 5, 2022

We're just a customer. I was only involved in the decision part, I'm now in the implementation. It's a very good platform to build your virtual machines on and highly integrated with Red Hat itself and its satellites. That's one of the main reasons we like it - it's all integrated. I would rate the solution an eight out of ten.

Amar-S - PeerSpot reviewer
Corporate Counsel at Tech Mahindra Limited
Real User
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2022-02-14T15:54:05Z
Feb 14, 2022

RHEV is a good solution and it's a stable product. When any organization needs end-to-end infrastructure deployment, configuration management, and automation, then RHEV is the best fit. The solution has all the best components in each of these areas from a competitive point of view. It is a benefit of having all the tools from one vendor, it make management easier. There are many other solutions available, such as IBM OpenShift, but when comparing RHEV it is very good. I rate RHEV an eight out of ten.

Kshitij Singhai - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Computech Associates
Real User
Top 5
2021-03-15T14:09:05Z
Mar 15, 2021

I would recommend this solution to other users. I rate RHEV a nine out of ten.

MW
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-05T21:27:09Z
Mar 5, 2021

I would recommend this solution to others. We would like to keep using this solution. We are very satisfied with it. I would rate RHEV a nine out of ten.

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PA
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-05T07:24:44Z
Mar 5, 2021

I would absolutely recommend this solution to others. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine. There is no other server equivalent to this one available on the market at the moment. Not HP, not IBM, and not Dell.

Bhupesh Arora - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Manager at Integra Micro Software Services, Bangalore
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-13T16:05:00Z
Jan 13, 2021

On a scale of one to ten, I would give RHEV a nice eight. I would definitely recommend for people to use Red Hat Virtualization. That is for sure.

MA
Project & Software Manager at a consultancy with self employed
Real User
2020-11-12T15:05:15Z
Nov 12, 2020

I would definitely recommend this solution. Everywhere the cloud is the choice and by offering this solution locally this give it a plus. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.

Mohamed SOUNKERE - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-founder & CEO at VEONE
Real User
2020-08-09T07:19:58Z
Aug 9, 2020

We're integrators. We have a partnership with Red Hat. In our country, we have two business segments. We have cloud and integration segments. Regarding the integration, we help clients layout their requirements or the needs and propose what we can do for the requirement. If the customer wants to have a POC to see how the solution works, we can do POC for them and so on. We specifically use the cloud version of the solution, because it's to provide cloud solutions to our end customers. We have built our cloud solution on Red Hat and our end clients like to change it can have a private tenant to manage their own virtual machine, their networks, and their routers, and so on. We have many, many end customers on the platform. Some of our clients currently use Red Hat Virtualization and they are looking for a private cloud solution now. We probably need to migrate the existing Red Hat Virtualization to the Red Hat OpenStack platform for these clients. It's a very good solution. It works very well. We haven't had any issues with any technical aspects and it works well. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

LC
Project Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
2020-03-19T13:00:00Z
Mar 19, 2020

There are other platforms like Proxmox that are very stable and good because they run on KVM just like we do. But if you have hands-on experience with Proxmox, for example, you know that the entire thing is full of buttons and switches and I believe most clients don't like that. Red Hat, and Gerome HCI keep that to a minimum and give the customers what they need to do to get their work done. I would suggest people take a serious look at Red Hat and open source, and what KVM offerings can provide to end users. KVM and Red Hat, the open source community, are different to what they were 10 years ago. They are so advanced today and so mature in what they do that they could easily give any top-notch industry leaders a run for their money. They are definitely the market leader in terms of open source. No one can beat them at the moment. I would rate this product a 10 out of 10.

PJ
Associate Principal at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-03-16T06:56:17Z
Mar 16, 2020

We still have Red Hat version five running on our environment. We don't have Red Hat in Malaysia. We don't have direct contact with Red Hat. We have to go through either distributors or system integrators in order to get the product. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. I would recommend Red Hat virtualization to other customers who are actually looking into moving from a physical environment to virtualization environment. It will optimize their space utilization and their cost optimization.

PJ
Associate Principal at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-03-16T06:56:13Z
Mar 16, 2020

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I can rate Red Hat Virtualization as a seven-out-of-ten. It is a seven and not higher because of the various issues like lack of availability of on-site support. Even with these issues, I would definitely recommend Red Hat virtualization to other customers who are actually looking into moving from a physical environment to a virtualized environment. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization can help to optimize their space utilization and optimize their costs.

HB
Unix Linux System Administrator at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-02-16T08:27:43Z
Feb 16, 2020

I wouldn't recommend the solution currently. We don't trust the product, so to use it as a mission-critical solution wouldn't be advised. However, overall, it's okay. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. Red Hat solution is not the best, in my opinion. It's not as stable, but it is much cheaper than VMware, so companies can save money using it if they need to.

DaveChapman - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Support Officer at Northern Land Council
Real User
2020-01-19T06:38:00Z
Jan 19, 2020

I've always used separate hypervisors so it's difficult for me to give advice. I'm more familiar with the other products so I would rate this product a six out of 10.

JG
Engineer Developer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-01-07T06:27:00Z
Jan 7, 2020

RHEV is a good solution and I would rate it a nine out of ten.

YOUNISAL BADAWI - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Infrastructure and Systems Lead with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-11-13T05:28:00Z
Nov 13, 2019

If someone asked me, I would strongly recommend using Red Hat. I have spoken to many other Red Hat users. The main issue is the lack of knowledge with most engineers and system admins. They don't know how to use Red Hat. They found that Windows, for example, is easier to manage. I would recommend Red Hat, though, and I would like to do something to raise the awareness of how to use Red Hat. I would strongly recommend they work hard to introduce people to Red Hat and how to manage Red Hat. I know there are courses, workshops, and seminars. Red Hat is doing all of that. The main issue which I think Red Hat has to focus on, however, is that colleges, universities, and most institutions focus on Windows-based solutions. Red Hat has to be there in the education sector, so engineer or system admin graduates will at least have a small knowledge of what Red Hat is. I would rate Red Hat as seven out of ten. I think it's really hard to get a ten because this is technology and technology is always improving. We'll never stop. Ten means perfect, no improvement required. So I would never rate any tech solution as ten or even nine of ten. I can say, however, that this solution is fine for me.

it_user801585 - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Consultant at Oriental Weavers
Consultant
2019-10-31T09:55:00Z
Oct 31, 2019

I have always recommended using other platforms versus Windows. I didn't like using any Windows system, Microsoft system or any system with heavy traffic like ERP and Websites. I recommend Linux. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

MH
Head of Solutions Architect Unit at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
MSP
2019-10-23T05:52:00Z
Oct 23, 2019

We are resellers of Red Hat. We deal with various deployment models, however, we generally deal with on-premises. I would recommend the solution. Of course, it depends on what an organization is looking for in terms of virtualization. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

MM
IT Consultant at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
Oct 13, 2019

We are not using the most current release of this solution because from our perspective, it is not mature enough yet. Another example is that we are moving our Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution, which is similar to Microsoft SharePoint, to Red Hat. We have already moved all of our big data systems, as well as all of the digitalization systems to Red Hat. Our Splunk is also on Red Hat. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 16, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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it_user801585 - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Consultant at Oriental Weavers
Oct 31, 2019
This is an open-source solution.
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IT Infrastructure and Systems Lead with 201-500 employees
Nov 13, 2019
I would say the price is acceptable.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 16, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with RHEV. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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MM
IT Consultant at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Oct 13, 2019
There has to be more effort into closing the security vulnerabilities in this solution because we are facing daily attacks. We would like to have this done faster. We would like to see live-patching on the systems, without having to require a reboot. It would be better to have more patches, especially kernel-level updates, live and online so that we can keep the business up and running during this period. Improvements can be made to managing this solution, such as enhancements to the GUI. There should be better integration with third-party tools. Tools for scanning the hardware, such as the CPU and memory, would make life easier.
MH
Head of Solutions Architect Unit at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oct 23, 2019
The GUI interface needs improvement. Not 90%, but 50% or 60% of the work is done from the command line and so on, so the GUI needs work because people are looking for an easier way to manage the environment. Right now, if someone is not very familiar with Red Hat and actually is looking to add Red Hat to the environment, they have to take some training. It needs to be easier to use. The solution could use network virtualization.
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