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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

vCenter Operations Manager

If you already have the Enterprise level licensing, you may as well use it as opposed to pay for another third-party plug-in, i.e., SolarWinds.
Roman Fyler | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCenter Server

vCenter is well suited to any enterprise environment needing to run enough VM guest servers to need more than one host or when needing fail over and disaster recovery capabilities. vCenter might be overkill in testing or education environments where the advanced features are not needed. Since vCenter requires either per host CPU licensing or VM subscription model pricing, this has to be a consideration as well. There are other free tools for managing VMware; however, they are no match for the great functionality of vCenter
Rick Lupton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

vCenter Operations Manager

  • Resources allocation estimates are amazing, this feature allowed us to increase density on our hosts by reclaiming RAM and CPU from over allocated VMs letting us increase the amount of VMs per host. The report was very clear and easy to understand.
  • The planing feature enabled us to gather all the info we needed to plan hardware purchases as it showed us, with our current rate of deployment, when we would reach capacity in or environment.
  • The heat maps provided excellent drill down capabilities allowing for proactively resolving potential issues.
Eric Kutyla | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCenter Server

  • First and foremost, it provides a platform for us to virtualize our servers and it does it very well. Having the ability to spin up a new server from a template in a matter of seconds is amazing and saves precious time and resources.
  • VMware vCenter Server also provides the ability to view performance & statistical data that assists my team in balancing our host environment. Leveraging the vMotion functionality, we can quickly move VMs from one host to another for maintenance purposes, etc...
  • VMware vCenter Server also make it easy to add / modify hardware configurations within the VMs setup. Adding RAM, hard drive space, processor cores, etc...is as easy as it gets.
  • VMware vCenter Server makes it easy to backup and restore a VM from the console. You can quickly create a backup of any VM and store it during upgrades, etc...for easy roll backs.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

vCenter Operations Manager

  • It would be nice to be able to make configuration changes either directly in vCenter Operations Manager or have it link back to the correct locations in vCenter.
Roman Fyler | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCenter Server

  • I still am not happy with the web interface. While convenient in that I can access vCenter from anywhere I have a browser connection, It feels slower than the thick client and if I'm doing anything that takes longer than a few minutes, I'll always opt for the thick client.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

vCenter Operations Manager

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vCenter Server

vCenter Server 9.0
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We are very dependent on this software, it has become a much needed tool to perform the daily tasks that are required to maintain the virtual server environment. VMware has become very pricey over the years, so we are looking for alternatives for cost savings strategy, but nothing has been found to be on par to what we are currently using
Rick Lupton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

vCenter Operations Manager

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vCenter Server

vCenter Server 9.0
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VMware vCenter Server does a great job with maintaining your virtual environment. It has great role based features to delegate various administrative tasks to multiple users. It is an excellent 'all in one' dashboard for viewing all aspects of your vSphere infrastructure. All alerts to software and hardware issues are easy to trace from this interface
Rick Lupton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

vCenter Operations Manager

vCenter Operations Manager 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Support has always been very good with vCenter Operations Manager.
Roman Fyler | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCenter Server

vCenter Server 8.3
Based on 5 answers
VMware support has always been fantastic and they have been invaluable in solving tougher issues that have been run into. Most of the time, any oddities encountered are fixed by available updates. This can be deduced by support quickly with logs within vCenter. We have not run into something yet that support was unable to help with. They either have a solution already, or they are able to find one quickly.
Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

vCenter Operations Manager

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vCenter Server

vCenter Server 9.0
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Since moving away from the Windows Server hosting the vCenter application and instead using a virtual appliance, it has become much easier to implement and deploy the new versions. We can easily create a snapshot or clone of the vCenter vApp to ensure any problems encountered during the upgrade can be mitigated with a fall back to the old version to prevent unscheduled downtime.
Rick Lupton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

vCenter Operations Manager

The UI is heads and shoulders above VM Turbo, much clearer and user friendly. I did not like the cost modeling used in that product.
Eric Kutyla | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCenter Server

Based on the Gartner leader board, VMware is a pioneer in terms of virtualization, it is also API based which is easy to integrate on other systems via REST API's, the technology itself is powerful and it's corresponding other added value features that makes administering server infrastructure somehow easy and centralized.
Jewemars Christian Riano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

vCenter Operations Manager

  • The over allocation report allowed us to postpone new hardware purchases by 16 months by reclaiming resources.
  • Pro activeness to resolve issues with the build in alarms
Eric Kutyla | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCenter Server

  • The positive impact of vcenter is definitely felt in larger organisations in terms of being able to manage multiple servers all in one environment
  • It will decrease the amount of time your server engineers will have to spend in the server room or datacenter.
Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

vCenter Operations Manager

General

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

vCenter Server

General

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

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