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Likelihood to Recommend

Selenium

Scenarios where Selenium is well suited:Web UI automationParallel execution of testsWorks with 8 coding languages of your choiceCan be easily integrated with CICD pipelines like JenkinsScenarios Where Selenium is not the best fitWindows applications automationMobile automationVisual validation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

I do like [VMware] ESXi, but the pricing is hard to swallow for a smaller company. I love the ability to have many options for backup solutions, like Veeam, but the functionality you get for the pricing can be hard to justify. That being said, if you are not virtualized, I definitely recommend something like VMware to get virtual[.]
Tom Blazek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Selenium
VMware ESXi
9.0
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Selenium
VMware ESXi
8.9
Management console
Selenium
VMware ESXi
8.7
Live virtual machine backup
Selenium
VMware ESXi
8.9
Live virtual machine migration
Selenium
VMware ESXi
9.6
Hypervisor-level security
Selenium
VMware ESXi
8.8

Pros

Selenium

  • The efficiency in testing is beneficial with Selenium because without the questioning the potential usefulness of software, we wouldn't really be able to confirm that certain web applications will perform the way we want them to.
  • Quality Assurance has worked better with Selenium since this program helps eliminate manual QA testing, which itself could lead to exponential error, and cost.
  • A strength of Selenium is also the array of tools as well as cross-platform capability. The remotely controlled server acts as a device platform for JavaScript, PHP, Perl, and Ruby.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

  • High availability/vMotion for hosted VMs is a must-have in any business. No one wants their systems to fail, knowing that the hosted systems are protected and always available is a great stress reliever.
  • Load and resource balancing (with proper licensing) keeps busy servers from consuming all available resources on a given host. DRS and StorageDRS make short work of balancing workloads, I find this a must-have feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Selenium

  • Unfortunately, there's no way to run tests with playback on a single monitor. For those who simply do not have additional screens on-hand, Selenium is impossible to use. Those who do have multiple monitors may choose to use 1 monitor for any specified reason, therefore making Selenium a non-option.
  • As a program designed to function within Firefox, users tend to experience technical issues with opposing browsers. Although Selenium has been improved over the years, it still has not mastered cross-browser compatibility.
Isaiah Hayes | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

  • The vSphere / vCenter GUI is complex. This is because there is just a crap-top of stuff that ESXi manages, so there is frankly a crap-top of necessary stuff that you have been able to manage in the user interfaces. The learning curve is a little steep. Just because it does a lot of things.
  • Live (powered on) ESXi snapshots of VMs still don't act as SQL backups very well. Snapshots can't backup SQL reliably because of the architecture of SQL and how it interacts with the live resources running on the VM. This is one of the many reasons why taking a snapshot works better when the VM is powered off. This is also why we don't rely only on snapshots to backup our VMs. We also use Veeam and for critical SQL databases we use native SQL backups and in one case, another backup solution (Veritas) that can do SQL better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Selenium

Selenium 9.2
Based on 6 answers
We love this product mainly because of its high customization abilities and the ease of use. Moreover, its free and can be learned easily through online communities and videos. The tests are more consistent and reliable as compared to Manual tests. It has enabled us to test a large number of features all in one go, which would have impossible through manual tests. The reports generated at the end of the tests are really helpful for the QA and the development teams to get a fair view of the application.
Siddharth Walia | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi 3.8
Based on 2 answers
Me, not likely as my current company doesn't use it nor do I use it at home. However, I don't see my previous company ever switching away from it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Selenium

Selenium 8.7
Based on 6 answers
As I mentioned earlier, the reason I use Selenium is because there is a fairly widespread community of users, and user support services are at a good level. because the application is open source, it works on many platforms (Windows, Linux, IOS) without any problems. In addition, it gives us a lot of options for writing functional tests. For errors that we receive through the application, we can easily find the reasons for errors in the forums.
zahit bogus | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The interface is fairly intuitive for most things, and the areas that are a little less obvious usually have fantastic documentation in the online knowledgebase. In 3-4 years of managing our ESXi hosts, I think that I have only opened 4-5 support cases for things that I could not figure out myself or find answers to on the website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Selenium

Selenium 8.0
Based on 21 answers
The tool can be used across organizations by various roles. It's free of cost and integrates well with most of the sophisticated or opensource development, build management, CI/CD, or management tools. Selenium has outstanding community support and is continuously updated to support newer technologies. The availability of lots of plugins/add-ons makes it a tool that can talk to almost any other tool available in your organization.
Sachin Gulmadagkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi 8.9
Based on 72 answers
I have had to use support within VMware for ESXi twice in my 13 years of VMware administration. I am not counting times where VMware had to step in due to hardware issues or something similar to that. The two times I have engaged VMware support, I was pleasantly surprised in how they handled my issue and how they were sure everything was resolved for me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Selenium

Selenium 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We did everything we needed to use it.Now we can execute our tests on different operational systems and browsers running few tests simultaneously.We also implemented Appium framework to execute our tests on mobile devices, such as iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets.We use SauceLabs for our test execution and Jenkins for continuous integration.
Dmitry Shyshkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Selenium

HQ UFT, it is one of the best and has more abilities but it is too much expensive while Selenium is free.SmartBear TestComplete, same reason as UFT.Watir, it is a Selenium-like open source project but has less features and limited documentation.
Payam Pirooznia | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

We did consider and have looked at MS Hyper-V a couple times over the years, but didn't like the perceived complexity (although we were biased by our understanding and use of ESX). We also (again fairly or not) didn't like the idea of MS servers being the underlying architecture with the current status of patching/upgrading.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Selenium

  • There hasn’t been a downside to using it yet other than we’ve got to update the programs we create for each change.
  • This has saved us hundreds of hours of manpower by allowing our automation engineer to rapid fire tests.
  • We are able to screenshot and save entire sites before and after launch with a program the automation engineer created
  • We can compare large volumes of data against data in excel docs with a program created using Selenium
Janice Cruz (L.I.O.N.) | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

  • As an early adopter of VMWare, we have see a tremendous ROI in our ability to be agile in our deployments
  • VMWare has made our backup simple for areas of our business not covered under our Snap Mirror; things such as our Synology as we use the API to backup VMDKs regularly. This is priceless to us.
  • VMWare has simplified the organization of machine roles which has cut down on man hour required to administrate our systems.
Colby Shores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Selenium

General

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

VMware ESXi

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Selenium
9.0
VMware ESXi
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Selenium
9.2
VMware ESXi
3.8

Usability

Selenium
8.7
VMware ESXi
10.0

Support Rating

Selenium
8.0
VMware ESXi
8.9

Implementation Rating

Selenium
9.0
VMware ESXi

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