Likelihood to Recommend
Ansible is a great orchestrator. One-time shot operations are something that Ansible does very well. Its also pretty easy to understand in that there are no dependencies other than ssh and a python json serializer. However if someone wants to enforce something in a declarative fashion, Puppet/Chef/CFEngine are better than Ansible at this task.
Engineer in Information TechnologyInformation Technology and Services Company, 5001-10,000 employees
- It is very lightweight so it is great for running simple repetitive tasks such as restarting services, copying files, or running simple shell commands.
- Ansible is fantastic for deploying servers in a cloud environment. The modules are very simple and easy to understand and deploying server images is surprisingly fast.
- Ansible provides phenomenal documentation and has a very supportive community that works diligently to make modules as lightweight as possible without removing functionality.
- SQL and Exchange analytics. Looking into these heavy workloads helps resolve performance issues and allows administrators to properly adjust thresholds and CPU/Memory settings to maximize their Virtual platforms.
- Detailed recommendations. Having the details around what adjustments are needing to be made to a virtual machine is paramount in getting business owners to agree to the change. Without it - IT is merely bogged down in the sand.
- Python 2.7 was required for the older versions
- SSH as a requirement by default
- Not as fast as container driven development
- It would be nice if the UI included a break-down of features that are both licensed as well as un-licensed. That way, you could not only see what you have, but what you don't.
- The right-sizing recommendations are great, but very little info is given about why the recommendation is being made. More info would not only increase understanding, but would also help drive decision-making.
Likelihood to Renew
Based on 17 answers
This product has been a great addition to our tools. Moving forward, I can only see us purchasing additional licenses in order to expand the features we are able to use. In my opinion, the more end-to-end monitoring we have from the users to the backend infrastructure, the better we can ensure the environment is stable and will perform to the level that the business expects
Based on 16 answers
I have found the product to be very easy to work with and manage. Upgrades are performed through the web interface. This includes downloading the new file and applying the upgrade to the appliance. Overall, the interface and the various tabs are self explanatory. This was purchased as a replacement for vCenter Operations manager and it proven to have not only more functionality, but is easier to use and manage. The other advantage is that it works with multiple hypervisors as well as storage vendors making it a definite plus over other solutions when you have a heterogeneous environment
Reliability and Availability
Based on 20 answers
Support has been great and if support can't help with your issue they will engage with their developers to get your issue resolved.
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Engineer in EngineeringComputer Software Company, 11-50 employees
Return on Investment
- It automated processes that used to be performed by hand saving hundreds of hours if not thousands
- It is self documenting when combined with a source control service. People who understand ansible are able to come up to speed relatively quickly.
Professional in EngineeringComputer Software Company, 51-200 employees
- When choosing the hardware for our next mail server environment we realized that we had enough resources available. No additional investment was needed.
- A clear picture about the utilization index of all of our server systems was extremely helpful.
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