The world-leading Hypervisor Software
November 23, 2019

The world-leading Hypervisor Software

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware ESXi

ESXi from VMware is used as a hypervisor for all our internal servers. We have Windows and Linux servers/applications deployed. We use ESXi in a cluster in combination with vCenter for better availability and for easy management.

Pros

  • Very powerful.
  • You can manage a lot of VMs.
  • Individual Settings for VMs.
  • Templates.
  • Network configuration.

Cons

  • Not easy to use.
  • Implementation requires a lot of know-how.
  • Network architecting is not that easy.
  • Reduced power cost (no hardware for every server).
  • Faster deployment of servers.
  • Better availability.
  • The license cost may be expensive.
ESXi is the leader in the hypervisor business. VMware is a strong company where virtualization is its primary business.
The support is good. It may take time until a good supporter is looking for your problem. The escalation is not working as good as expected. Sometimes they ignore your escalation request and the supervisor does nothing.

Do you think VMware ESXi delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with VMware ESXi's feature set?

Yes

Did VMware ESXi live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of VMware ESXi go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy VMware ESXi again?

Yes

The Hypervisor can be used in every environment. You can install a very fast and easy new server within a few clicks. The settings can be configured individually for every VM.

The licenses are not that cheap, that can be a minus point.

VMware ESXi Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
9
Management console
8
Live virtual machine backup
10
Live virtual machine migration
10
Hypervisor-level security
Not Rated

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