No Money? Managing less than 5 physical nodes? Use Vmware ESXi!
February 23, 2016

No Money? Managing less than 5 physical nodes? Use Vmware ESXi!

Ethan Tran | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with VMware ESXi

We used it in conjunction with vcenter to manage our virtual machines. It is partially used by our department. The business problem it addresses is to allow us to create a test environment and maximize hardware infrastructure.
  • GUI is very easy to use. Learning curve is low.
  • This software can be deployed for many nodes through puppet.
  • The ability to do snapshot restores quickly is great compared with ovirt.
  • To utilize vmware esxi fully, you need to couple it with paid software (vcenter).
  • Not easy to automate the deployment this software on many nodes unless you purchase vcenter or puppet.
  • No ability for DRS unless you buy vcenter.
  • It allow us to maximize our hardware infrastructure.
  • Negatively if we need to manage more than 10 nodes, we have to purchase vcenter.
  • It saves us time when we want to quickly deploy test environments.
vmware esxi is easier to use and manage.
It becomes a beast to manage if you have more than 10 nodes.

VMware ESXi Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
Management console
Live virtual machine backup
Live virtual machine migration
Hypervisor-level security