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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Server Virtualization

    Selenium

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    VMware ESXi

    88%
    VMware ESXi ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Virtual machine automated provisioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    117 Ratings

    Management console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    129 Ratings

    Live virtual machine backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    111 Ratings

    Live virtual machine migration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    117 Ratings

    Hypervisor-level security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    118 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • VMware ESXi is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • Selenium and VMware ESXi are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.3

    Selenium

    93%
    56 Ratings
    9.3

    VMware ESXi

    93%
    130 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.2

    Selenium

    92%
    6 Ratings
    10.0

    VMware ESXi

    100%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    8.7

    Selenium

    87%
    6 Ratings
    9.3

    VMware ESXi

    93%
    4 Ratings

    Availability

    Selenium

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    VMware ESXi

    100%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Selenium

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    VMware ESXi

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.1

    Selenium

    81%
    19 Ratings
    9.2

    VMware ESXi

    92%
    114 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Selenium

    90%
    6 Ratings
    10.0

    VMware ESXi

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Selenium

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    VMware ESXi

    100%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Selenium

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    VMware ESXi

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Selenium

    When you have to test the UI and how it behaves when certain actions are performed, you need something that can automate the browsers. This is where Selenium comes to the rescue. If you have to test APIs and not the frontend (UI), I would recommend going with other libraries that support HTTP Requests. Selenium is good only when you have no choice but to run the steps on a browser.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VMware ESXi

    I have seen and managed VMware environments of various sizes from a larger company down to small and medium businesses. I feel it is an excellent solution for all business sizes. For anyone looking for a virtual environment for their infrastructure, it works well and can scale easily as a business grows. The tools provided make management simple, and VMware support is one of the best experiences I have ever had out of all of the companies I have dealt with. They are a benchmark in that regard.
    Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Selenium

    • For any web based UI automation, Selenium is the best tool out there to automate your tests.
    • It supports multiple coding languages like Java, Python, Ruby, C# etc.. to choose from.
    • There is a huge community of users and can get many answers on StackOverFlow.
    • It has lot of other plugins to make your tests even more efficient.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VMware ESXi

    • VMware ESXi provides a wizard for the hypervisor to be installed making it very easy to configure on almost any bare metal box.
    • It provides an easy interface to see information about the Virtual Machines you have set on the VMware ESXi hypervisor.
    • VMware ESXi is also very easily upgradable. The hypervisor takes care of all the necessary tasks prior to a hypervisor upgrade, allowing for peace of mind when upgrading and no effect on the virtual machines you have running.
    Michael Sen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Selenium

    • Selenium is pretty user-friendly but sometimes tests tend to flake out. I'd say roughly one out of twenty tests yields a false positive.
    • Selenium software cannot read images. This is a minor negative because a free plug-in is available from alternate sources.
    • Slowness may be a minor factor with Selenium, though this is an issue with basically any testing software since waiting on a site to execute JavaScript requires the browser to wait for a particular action.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VMware ESXi

    • It would be nice if it was easier to upgrade between versions/releases
    • Trying to find some of their software downloads can be difficult, as their website is not the greatest - also requires you to be logged in to view any of their software downloads (which is difficult if you're working with a reseller)
    • When you click on "Virtual Network Cards" as a hotlink - it generally breaks your session. So that small bug could also be patched.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Selenium

    General

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

    Starting Price

    VMware ESXi

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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 10.0
    Based on 5 answers
    It is critical to our business, what started out as a way to do certain functions, it has now become core to ensuring our product is available to our customers and reducing our costs to operate and reduce our recovery time and provisioning servers. Their support is great and the costs to renew is reasonable.
    Terry Schultz | 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 9.3
    Based on 4 answers
    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

    Reliability and Availability

    Selenium

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    VMware ESXi

    VMware ESXi 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Without the need to patch the servers with bug fixes and enhancements we whave not experienced any downtime with VMware issues. Even the bug fixes and updates do not cause of downtime as we just migrate the servers to the opposite node and update the one and then move servers back. Very simple and painless.
    Terry Schultz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Selenium

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    VMware ESXi

    VMware ESXi 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We do not notice any difference between a physical and virtual server running the same workload. In fact we can scale quicker with the virtual server than we can with the physical.
    Terry Schultz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Selenium

    Selenium 8.1
    Based on 19 answers
    Selenium does not have technical support available easily. You have to go through forums to get the information you need. However, there are excellent forums out there that make it easy to troubleshoot. The open-source flexibility makes it difficult to have dedicated support.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VMware ESXi

    VMware ESXi 9.2
    Based on 114 answers
    I can't say enough good about VMware's support team. To an individual they take ownership of the case, provide thorough answers, and follow up regularly. On one occasion, a problem we experienced with NSX Endpoint was escalated to development for a permanent resolution after a workaround was found. In my experience, most companies would have tried to find a way to close a case like that instead of taking it all the way. Most importantly, when production is down and every second counts, they VMware teams understand that urgency and treat your issue as if it were the only one they had to deal with. You can't ask for better.
    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

    VMware ESXi 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Jsut read and follow anything your storage provider may require to allow the integration of VMware with storage operations, outside of that VMware jsut works.
    Terry Schultz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Selenium

    At the time of adoption, there were not many other alternatives that were even close to being competitive when it comes to browser testing. As far as I know now to this day, there is still little competition to Selenium for what it does. Any other browser-based testing still utilises Selenium to interact with the browser.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VMware ESXi

    As long as you're using Nutanix AOS on Nutanix hardware and are paying their software support fees, AOS is a valid competitor to VMware and can save money due to not needing a license and having their server management system built into the base host management system. If you aren't using Nutanix hardware, however, VMWare is in most cases the best way to go. I cannot comment on HyperV, but most IT people I know either use it because they have to (most) or they like it better (not many).
    Chris Funk | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Selenium

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    VMware ESXi

    VMware ESXi 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    it has been fair and easy to understand. I know VMware is looking at wanting to change from CPU to core pricing so we will see what that looks like when it happens.
    Terry Schultz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Selenium

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    VMware ESXi

    VMware ESXi 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We started out with a two-server cluster and adding a third or fourth is very straightforward and simple with no issues. You just need to be aware of the size of your Vcenter Server to handle the workload, but still the resources needed is very minimal
    Terry Schultz | 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

    • Positive for management and support of IT infrastructure.
    • Maximising available computing power -IE, Microsoft's hypervisor run's on top of Windows which uses a lot of computing power.
    • With vCenter being able to manage everything in one place, less trained users are needed to manage large numbers of ESXi hosts and SAN's etc.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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