Success with VMTurbo
Updated February 02, 2017

Success with VMTurbo

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Cloud Edition,Enterprise Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo)

We use it to stabilize our host in vCenter so all of them are at the same percentage used.
  • VMTurbo can tell us the location of issues in our environment.
  • VMTurbo balances our host to the point that we only look at them once a week to see if an there is an issue with VMTurbo rather than the host.
  • No matter what our users do when adding a new VM, VMTurbo is there to balance the workload for us on the hosts.
  • Projecting our future of host is a most have for any company
  • It would be nice if it was easier to remove a host from VMturbo that we would not want VMturbo to manage (licenses).
  • VMturbo lets me sleep at night knowing if we have a host go down during the night. VMTurbo will disperse the work over the rest of the nodes without overloading any nodes.
We do not use this part of the product at this time
Solarwinds has some of the things that VOM has, and is a little bit more detailed. It has no actions, so that is its down fall.
Production is a great location for it. It is always expanding. Our dev and test is the same, but is far more bouncy in the fact that people are always looking for the correct sizing for their VMs. DEV/Test is a great place for VMTurbo since it changes more than production.

Using Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo)

  • Stablization
  • Trust is product
  • Expansion
  • Find what host Vcenter is crashed on
  • You can track movements of VM and see how they can affect you enviroment

Evaluating Turbonomic and Competitors

  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Vendor Reputation
It does what it says it can do. Stabilize an environment
I would not change what I have done in the past. We like to product

Turbonomic Implementation

Make sure all accounts have the access they need
Change management was minimal
  • None that I can remember

Turbonomic Support

When I need them I get next day engineer. Its fine since when it does work. It works great. Having is down for 24 horus is not going to break much of anything.
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Escalation required
When I had an issue with the database. They were able to help me same to find out that it was out of space.

Using Turbonomic

We use it when we need it, but I don't use it everyday because it just works.
Like to use
Technical support not required
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Find VM, and hosts in the system for TS
  • Adding users
  • Adding groups
  • Cluster management is pretty bad
  • AD groups not working correctly