Reviews (1-3 of 3)
October 02, 2019
Score 10 out of 10
We use vRealize Operations to help with workflow operations. The ability to plan deployments, which help with determining if hosts or clusters can handle a new VM with specific specs. we also use vRealize in determining where we can save on resources such as deleting VM's that have been turned off for so many days, or if a VM is under utilizing ram, CPU, or storage. Finally we use vRealize in a health check of our environment which has been very helpful during outages.
- Shows us where we can save on cost of keeping machines running, or boosting resources on VM's
- the ability to plan deployments with scenario plans that can be customized over a specific timeline
- reports that can be sent and shared with different teams or departments
- Its a complex software that is gathering info daily, sometimes determining how to get the info you want can be troublesome that requires the help from VMware to get setup.
- A better search function to allow users to pull info instead of going through predetermine dashboards
A health checker of an environment, that will tell you cost analysis of what that fault or vm is costing your company. vRealize will also tell you where you can save costs by removing unused resources.
Read David Baca's full review
Over the past year there hasn't been any complaints from my team about vrealize, in fact we have only noticed positive results.
We use this program to monitor our VMware infrastructure. With this software we are able to create custom dashboards to ensure that capacity and performance are in line with our service level offering. vRealize allows us to define our own in key performance indicators and send out alerts when they fall below specific thresholds.
- Create custom dashboards focusing on customized infrastructure attributes such as cpu, memory, disk.
- Send automated reports.
- More features should be available in the standard version.
- Licensing is very expensive.
VRealize is well suited for an organization that is heavily invested in the VMware ecosystem. There are a ton of plugins and management packs that will allow you to integrate with just about every major area of your infrastructure whether its storage, backup, cloud, or monitoring related. It is less appropriate for a company that does not already have a financial licensing agreement with VMware already established as it can be very expensive if paid for a la carte.
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The support is pretty good however some of the KB articles still reference different versions of the product so it can be hard to find answers to common questions.
It is implemented across the organization. Basically it is used to only monitor our virtual environment. We are not monitoring hardware from VRO. I have done some PowerShell scripting with VRO and created some daily reports. It is working OK for now. I have mixed feelings on VRO and there may be a better option available in the market but I am not the decision maker.
- It is a VMware product so integration is so easy.
- It is agentless and monitoring very well.
- I like the dynamic threshold option where value is set on its own.
- There are less space for customization.
- Cannot use for OS monitoring.
- Some option are very complex like getting an ideal VM report.
Read Parag Bhardwaj's full review
vRealize Operations (VRO) is the best option if you are a complete VMware shop. Like if you have vCenter, VRA and VCO. This is the right product to monitor your virtual environments. But it's not suited for any OS and application level monitoring. Some functions are very complex and need good technical knowledge. I cannot make some HTML based daily reports which we could use for management level reporting(like a graph and table in one report).