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Score 9.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Salt Open Source

Salt Open Source Automation Engine is great for configuring servers in a centralised manner. It is not well suited for creating infrastructure, where tools like Terraform should be used instead.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager

If you want the best compatibility with VMware products, this is it. There are other HyperVisor platforms out there, however, this software is native to VMWare. Reduces potential security threats through a unified approach to configuration management across the physical and virtual infrastructure.
Carlos Daniel Casañas Bertolo ஃ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Salt Open Source

  • Reproducible set up of servers
  • Wide array of formulas ("packages")
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager

  • Active monitoring of Syslog and notifications based upon the matching conditions.
  • Change management- Changes can be pushed to several system from one place. It also keeps the record of what changes and who made the change even if the changes has not been made through VMware vCenter Configuration Manager.
  • Robust reporting feature- Enhanced filters features and report generation in excel format presents the data in readable and to the point.
  • Integration with ticketing tool further ensures that changes are approved before implementation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Salt Open Source

  • Execution time is sometime longer compared to alternatives
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager

  • It a little cumbersome to get all features up and running.
  • Takes a bit of knowledge to get to all configured and thievery setup.
  • It would be great if it had a monitoring tool internally, a tool like Nagios for example.
Carlos Daniel Casañas Bertolo ஃ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Salt Open Source

Puppet was working fine for our needs. We decided to make the switch after our operating system vendor decided to stop official support for SaltStack
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager

  • BMC TrueSight Server Automation
  • VMware vCenter Configuration Manager has good reporting feature.
  • The interface is very user-friendly and is simple to use.
  • Multiple Platform support i.e Windows, Linux, UNIX
  • Patch management and templates are easy to configure and use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Salt Open Source

  • Much faster turnaround in provisoning test environments
  • Quicker rollout of services
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager

  • Really good ROI!!! Every penny paid with a smile on my face!!!
  • Ease of use, simplified GUI, evenhanded features, strong support behind it, compatibility with other products.
  • Cuts time for configuration drastically.
Carlos Daniel Casañas Bertolo ஃ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Salt Open Source

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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