Red Hat Virtualization vs. vRealize Operations

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Red Hat Virtualization (formerly Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, broadly known as RHEV) is an enterprise level server and desktop virtualization solution. Red Hat Virtualization also contains the functionality of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktop in later editions of the platform.
$999
Per Year Per Hypervisor
vRealize Operations
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
vRealize Operations provides simplified and automated IT Operations Management across private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments. It provides visibility into the entire tech stack, including all physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure components.N/A
Pricing
Red Hat VirtualizationvRealize Operations
Editions & Modules
Standard
$999.00
Per Year Per Hypervisor
Premium
$1,499.00
Per Year Per Hypervisor
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)vRealize Operations
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Red Hat VirtualizationvRealize Operations
Top Pros
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Features
Red Hat VirtualizationvRealize Operations
Server Virtualization
Comparison of Server Virtualization features of Product A and Product B
Red Hat Virtualization
7.7
10 Ratings
8% below category average
vRealize Operations
-
Ratings
Virtual machine automated provisioning8.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Management console7.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Live virtual machine backup7.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Live virtual machine migration7.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Hypervisor-level security9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Red Hat VirtualizationvRealize Operations
Small Businesses
Proxmox VE
Proxmox VE
Score 8.9 out of 10
Hyper-V
Hyper-V
Score 8.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)
Score 8.0 out of 10
vCenter Server
vCenter Server
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)
vSphere with Operations Management (discontinued)
Score 8.0 out of 10
vCenter Server
vCenter Server
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Red Hat VirtualizationvRealize Operations
Likelihood to Recommend
6.7
(12 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Red Hat VirtualizationvRealize Operations
Likelihood to Recommend
Red Hat
RHEV is well suited for organizations that need a cost-effective and flexible solution for their environment. As its vendor-independent software, easily install on any type of hardware. RHEV provides a GUI interface to manage the software, which makes the management of the software easier for the end-user. RHEV is best for non-production or less critical applications. RHEV can be easily integrated with other REDHAT software.
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VMware
VRealize is well suited for an organization that is heavily invested in the VMware ecosystem. There are a ton of plugins and management packs that will allow you to integrate with just about every major area of your infrastructure whether its storage, backup, cloud, or monitoring related. It is less appropriate for a company that does not already have a financial licensing agreement with VMware already established as it can be very expensive if paid for a la carte.
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Pros
Red Hat
  • RHV issues/bugs can be reported via Bugzilla to RH support. The service is great and typically responds soon.
  • Red Hat distribution integration is seamless as it is integrated into the kernel.
  • OpenStack support enables more customized VM templates and network configuration control.
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VMware
  • Shows us where we can save on cost of keeping machines running, or boosting resources on VM's
  • the ability to plan deployments with scenario plans that can be customized over a specific timeline
  • reports that can be sent and shared with different teams or departments
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Cons
Red Hat
  • 1- RHVM API is pretty slow, especially after creating a VM it is not possible to retrieve the VM details (i.e VM's MAC Address) fast enough, where we need to place a pause in our Ansible Playbook, make the automation process slow.
  • 2- RHV is still using collected to monitor the hypervisors which is deviating from Red Hat policy for other RHEL based applications to use PCP to monitor, which is richer in features.
  • 3- It will be great if it is possible to patch the hypervisors using other tools such as satellite and not only via RHVM.
  • 4- In the past Red Hat used to present patches in the z release (i.e. 4.3.z), and features in the y release (i.e 4. y), but starting from 4.4 that is mixed together wherein the Z release you get both patches and features, that is not good because that requires a lot of time to test when we patch as it includes features as well.
  • 5- Engineering team has to be more reactive when new feature is requested.
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VMware
  • There are less space for customization.
  • Cannot use for OS monitoring.
  • Some option are very complex like getting an ideal VM report.
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Support Rating
Red Hat
No answers on this topic
VMware
The support is pretty good however some of the KB articles still reference different versions of the product so it can be hard to find answers to common questions
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Alternatives Considered
Red Hat
RHEV is an excellent product, includes more features, is less expensive, and has rock solid reliability and is backed with the best Red Hat Support in the industry. RHEV uses KVM under the hood which is used by all the big players in the industry (AWS, Rackspace, etc) to lower their overall costs and improve efficiency and profits and that's why RHEV is an excellent solution!
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VMware
Much compatibility with our VMware Infrastructure.
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Return on Investment
Red Hat
  • RHEV has provided a positive ROI as our customers are not experiencing as many outages during maintenances.
  • We have not experienced any catastrophic failures as a result of vsphere losing connection to the ntp.
  • There has been a level of stability in our environment that was not previously experienced with our previous vendor.
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VMware
  • I would not have a job without this product. It helps me become the data superstar in my organization
  • The only neg is that people think I can solve all their problems with vROPs. We do not have hooks into every application so we can only provide the insight we know about
  • The application is a storage hog, but if you want those metrics for that length of time then prepare to eat some disk space.
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