vRealize Operations

vRealize Operations

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vRealize Operations Review

10 out of 10
January 07, 2020
We use this program to monitor our VMware infrastructure. With this software we are able to create custom dashboards to ensure that …
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VRO Review

7 out of 10
November 04, 2016
It is implemented across the organization. Basically it is used to only monitor our virtual environment. We are not monitoring hardware …
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Siddhant Rajput | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using vRealize Operations for monitoring our virtualization environment. It is very effective in analyzing virtual machine performances and utilization. We use it for future prediction of storage, CPU, and Memory usage. It provided a graphical view and was helpful in reports generation.
  • Cost optimization.
  • Reports generation.
  • Performance tracker.
  • Resource utilization tracking.
  • Monitoring of the alerts.
  • Capacity planning.
  • Dashboards need to be more user-friendly.
  • More compatibility adapters should be added.
  • Licensing costs should be reduced.
vRealize Operations is well suited for capacity planning and resource optimization. It gives detailed reports for performances and alerts. It is not the best tool for small environments as its pricing is a little high than its competitors.
Alejandro Pineda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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vRealize Operations is an important part of or virtual infrastructure. we used to built dashboard and monitoring or virtual environment. Also, we use it to do the capacity planning of our virtual infrastructure. We generate reports of the usage of the virtual machine and take decision based on those reports. <br>Also, is important to see and understand what is happening in real time or to take historic data, to predictive posible scenarios.
  • Create Dashboard
  • Generate Reports
  • Show the actual performance of the virtual environment
  • Reduce the cost of the license
  • Include other virtual technologies
If your virtual environment is vmWare you will need it to manage and understand better what is happening with you cluster and virtual machines. Also, is great to create scenarios depending of your needs , for example is you need add more virtual machine to a specific cluster or remove hst for a cluster, you can create these scenarios and see the consequences
Arvind Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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vRealize Operations is becoming very helpful in our day-to-day activities. It offers so many features like dashboards, reports, views, troubleshooting workbenches. The major business problems it addresses are, centralized management can be done easily, optimizing infrastructure or cluster, fetching reports as per the available metrics, easier to troubleshoot a VM or ESXi using timestamping.
  • Troubleshooting Workbench to work on multiple data at one place.
  • Datacenter Resources/ Cost Optimization Suggestions.
  • Centralized Management between on-premises and cloud resources.
  • Customized management packs.
  • Bit tricky in terms of policy objects.
  • Virtual machine adaptor has some limited metrics available.
It comes really handy for repeated tasks like weekly/monthly health checks, schedule fetching automatic reports, troubleshooting any performance issues. I used it for getting reports like old snapshots or VMs with ISO mounted, datastores running out of capacity, and a lot more. Sometimes it becomes less appropriate while searching for a specific metric.
Mike Nostrom | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I have been using vROPS for about 6 yrs now. We use this product to help us get a better insight into our virtual environment's health and performance. The product has a plethora of other product packs you can install to help manage or just get information on other devices, appliances, or products within your environment. We use vROPS primarily with our virtual infrastructure and it provides up meaning full alerts for ussies not seen by our end users. The depth and detail of the metrics I am able to pull from our virtual environment allow us to pinpoint the issues quicker than many other products I have used. With this product, I can easily develop a dashboard specific to projects and applications to allow app managers and contractors to view their specific environment and all the related resources. The product runs on its own vAPP, with its own database structure which is nice so that there is no degrading underlying Microsoft OS to deal with or link to an already overburdened SQL DB. The most recent upgrade of vROPs has cleaned up a lot of clutter and streamlined the menu interface. This product is extremely helpful in troubleshooting our day-to-day issues and I know we are only using but a fraction of its capabilities. vROPs also allow you to perform forecasting and hypothetical environment changes to provide you with impact statistics which are helpful in a resource tight environment.
  • graphical reports
  • Alerts
  • application speed
  • single pain of glass
  • reporting
  • reclamation report - I miss this feature
  • system health status reports
  • richer user community
If you are running a VMware virtual environment it makes sense to go with the product designed by the same company. We never run into the blaming game that it's vCenter and not vROPS if a communication or metric issue arises. You receive support from the same company for either product and the support techs know how to fix either environment to resolve the problem. We have been able to pull some very detailed metrics to help troubleshoot issues that would in the past take multiple people many hours to figure out. I am always able to provide the right information to the right people to allow them to make a decision on a fix for the issue. I love being able to provide Application Support personnel and Contractors loads of data and pretty graphs to show the behavior of their product when issues arise. No, it was not the network it was your application. vROPS helps me to provide monthly reports to help different projects stay on track. Without it, I would be stuck using PowerShell and banging my head against the wall.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Over the past year there hasn't been any complaints from my team about vrealize, in fact we have only noticed positive results.
November 04, 2016

VRO Review

Parag Bhardwaj | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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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.
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).