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Score 9.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (discontinued) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Salt Open Source

80%
1 Rating
9.0

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (discontinued)

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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.
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VMware

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.
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Pros

Open Source

  • Reproducible set up of servers
  • Wide array of formulas ("packages")
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VMware

  • 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.
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Cons

Open Source

  • Execution time is sometime longer compared to alternatives
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VMware

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Salt Open Source

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Salt Open Source editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (discontinued)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Alternatives Considered

      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
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      VMware

      • 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.
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      Return on Investment

      Open Source

      • Much faster turnaround in provisoning test environments
      • Quicker rollout of services
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      VMware

      • 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.
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