Watch your VMs fly with VMTurbo!
Feather, Joshua | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 02, 2015

Watch your VMs fly with VMTurbo!

Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

Cloud Edition,Enterprise Edition

Overall Satisfaction with VMTurbo Operations Manager

We are currently utilizing VMTurbo Operations Manager primarily in balancing our mission critical VMware clusters. It is able to evenly distribute the workload among our ESX hosts better than DRS.
  • VMTurbo is constantly watching the clusters and their hosts, therefore it is able to balance resources allowing our administrators to perform other tasks.
  • VMTurbo also allows us to make predictions on how many more virtual machines we can add to certain clusters based on available resources and trends.
  • Some of the prediction tools are quite complicated to configure. I think the process could be simplified however I'm sure some of the complexity is due to the thoroughness.
  • Its our eyes on the important resources when we are busy working other projects. It has helped keep performance, especially our VDI environment, running well without much administrative intervention.
Its best suited if you find yourself in a predicament where the environment resource requirements change quickly and DRS has difficulty keeping things in check.

Using VMTurbo Operations Manager

System engineers that regulate and configure our Virtual environment
2 - Experienced System Engineers with several years experience across the entire IT spectrum
  • Balancing ESX Host resources
  • Projections based off of trends of how many more virtual machines can be added
  • When is it time to add a host or storage to your environment
  • Allowing our customers to view their environment's resources
It is doing what we need at the current and with more experience, we will be able to leverage its full capacity.

Evaluating VMTurbo Operations Manager and Competitors

  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
We tested the product in our environment and watched it boost performance and balance our environment very well.
I'm not sure I would change it. I know how much hum intervention we had prior to testing VMTurbo and this has reduced tremendously where it allows our administrators to do what they are suited for instead of balancing clusters.

VMTurbo Operations Manager Implementation

VMTurbo Operations Manager Training

  • In-person training
The trainer was very experienced with the product and was able to articulate the sections easily.

Configuring VMTurbo Operations Manager

The product has sections that are very complex and it takes a bit of experience to navigate while other areas are easily utilized
Some - we have done small customizations to the interface - We have customized some of the dashboards so we can see specific clusters.
No - we have not done any custom code

VMTurbo Operations Manager Support

They have answered any questions we had or problems with the product very quickly.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None

Using VMTurbo Operations Manager

It is easy to initially configure and get it integrated. To fully utilize the tool, you need a better understanding of the system and how to configure.
ProsCons
Like to use
Easy to use
Quick to learn
Familiar
Requires technical support
  • Allowing it to balance the systems
  • The Projection portion is a little cumbersome to configure and produce results.

VMTurbo Operations Manager Reliability

So far it has met or exceeded our expectations.
VMTurbo has not caused any outages by not doing what we expect it to do.

Upgrading VMTurbo Operations Manager

Yes - It's very easy to upgrade VMTurbo, simply click upgrade and reboot
  • It corrects some issues we were experiencing with VMTurbo