Overall Satisfaction with VMTurbo Operations Manager
We are currently very conservative in our implementation of VMTurbo. Not because we have reservation about the product but rather because we are careful in how we implement changes of RAM, CPU, etc. We tend to use the product within the IT group that manages operations. The biggest problem that VMTurbo has solved for us is that we can now very easily manage application administrators' expectations as well as be able to thoroughly review if the request for more resources is warranted. It is shocking how much better a graph that says "No, you aren't currently using what you have so it does not appear you need more resources" works vs. trying to just say that. It also allows us to forecast how our resources are being used and how they can better be used.
- Ease of graph creation for a variety of functions - Everyone loves a good graph from application owners to management to end users when necessary.
- Ease of installation - No one wants to spend hours and hours setting up and maintaining a product that is supposed to make your life easier. VMTurbo very easily sets up a single appliance. Unlike products that require Windows, you simply have a web interface that updates the software and it is generally done in 15 minutes or less.
- Ease of recommendations - While we do not automatically implement the recommendations, which the product is fully capable of, we do actively find their recommendation to be on target and easy to understand.
- Snapshots - It does not have a way to find and track snapshots. It is the major thing that I could really use so that I could just automate a report.
- Certificates - While the setting of a certificate is not that hard from the command line, I wouldn't mind seeing a web interface to update one so I could delegate that responsibility.
- Active Directory integration for multiple DCs - I'd love if I could point to multiple domain controllers for fail over. I plan on implementing a round robin DNS to try to get around this but I'd prefer if it was an option to make life easier.
- While we have not implemented it yet, we are looking into how it will help move things to the cloud. We expect it to help us to properly size VMs before we implement them there.
- It has allowed us to see when/where we need additional resources.
As of right now, we have not implemented automation.