Even Germany is fond of VMTurbo
Updated February 11, 2022

Even Germany is fond of VMTurbo

Frank-Michael Preuss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Cloud Edition,Enterprise Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Turbonomic, an IBM Company

We are using VMTurbo Operations Manager locally at our site to manage the whole virtualized infrastructure, which is comprised of storage and servers. We are also using it for monitoring general performance, and optimizing resources to address performance problems and to optimize our financial Investments. This has given me a better insight into the really complex architecture of VM. The graphics are smart and you can configure everything to your needs. Technical support is provided from the Irish Islands which makes communication for a non-native speaker a bit challenging, but we manage. Setting policies first is a critical point where a lot of care has to be taken. The policies have to reflect business needs and requirements. Limitations or regulations which are in place have to be reflected in the monitoring process. After 60 days we received a very clear picture about our environment and were able to accept proposals (usually moving servers to underutilized areas) or work on our policies. The feedback from our administrators was great. We now have to work on even better utilization of our resources. As IT is the only unit able to manage the VM environment nobody else has access to the application. But I share images of the app to the management circle. Green bars a more understandable than bare figures.
  • General and detailed view on VM utilization. Easy to understand, due to smart and very usable icons and graphics. Layout and dashboards are easy to adjust.
  • Recommendations on better utilization proved helpful. Being a little bit anxious at first we tried some small actions and learned fast that VMTurbo Operations Manager is a smart tool which is absolutely reliable.
  • We are not experts on this tool, but you can easily start and grow into it.
  • Better and more technically detailed Information on all monitors would be appreciated.
  • Training sessions on a more frequent basis would be fine.
  • When choosing the hardware for our next mail server environment we realized that we had enough resources available. No additional investment was needed.
  • A clear picture about the utilization index of all of our server systems was extremely helpful.
The one by VM itself. Awful layout for dummies. Stay away!

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VMTurbo Operations Manager is useful if you have a VM environment with more than 3 host systems. It is certainly a tool for more progressive and advanced areas.

Using Turbonomic, an IBM Company

3 - Server / Infrastructure and IT Top Management
1 - Advanced understanding of VM principles
  • Utilization
  • Graphics that talk
  • Reliable and easy to use
  • Saving on planned investments