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 applications, infrastructure, and multiple clouds. The tool aggregates large amounts of data, both in the cloud and on-premises, into one tool so you can easily analyze the performance of the infrastructure.
What do we like the most about vROPs? The What-If Analysis feature is very useful for new workloads. It allows you to evaluate the impact of the workload before releasing it into production. We also like that it is user-friendly and intuitive; it is easy to generate reports, for example. The alerting capabilities are also great. When there is an issue at the disk leer, the system sends an alarm.
The support is very good, but the documentation can be confusing. There should be more features in the standard version. Also, licensing is expensive.
VMware vRealize Automation provides infrastructure automation for private and multi-cloud environments on the VMware cloud. It allows users to optimize secure software states across virtualized or public cloud. The tool automates day-to-day tasks and is very scalable. Another feature we liked is the role based access control (RBAC). It helps automate cloud operations, which saves a lot of time for developers.
We found the automated timeout session sort of annoying, though. It automatically times out after half an hour. The setup is kind of difficult, too - especially the IAAS server.
vROPs is better suited when you need usability and easy management of large datasets. It is well architected and provides reliable virtualization and management across environments. It is easy to use and very scalable. VRA is a good solution for automating daily tasks, but is not so suitable for large or complex projects.
Data Center Engineering at Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicaciones
Jul 23, 2020
The tool helped the organization in all monitoring tasks when being delivered as a service for customers helps them to generate early alarm templates, being a cloud service provider is delivered as part of the IaaS to generate memory consumptions processing and storage additionally can be configured parameters such as networking and services that are configured on virtual machines.