VMware ESXi in the Eyes of An Administrator and End-User
Shawn Karr | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 30, 2019

VMware ESXi in the Eyes of An Administrator and End-User

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware ESXi

I have been administering VMware ESXi since version 2.0. It has evolved over the years to be a very robust hypervisor that in my opinion is the best on the market. Our company is running VMware both in production and in the test. We have 150-200 virtual machines. ESXi helps our IT department to easily spin up servers and meet the demands of the company as well as its executives. Without VMware, we would not be as efficient and quite honestly may even fail on the delivery of projects.
  • Boot Times are quick.
  • Adjusting compute resources is easy.
  • Hot Add of compute (RAM and CPU).
  • Easier setup of distributed switches.
  • Simply put, VMware ESXi pays for itself.
  • We can stay up with business needs.
I have evaluated Microsoft Hyper-V, but have found it to be less robust than VMware ESXi.
I have always had a great experience when using VMware Tech support. Sometimes it does take escalating the issue, but they typically always provide a resolution.

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?

Yes

Did implementation of VMware ESXi go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy VMware ESXi again?

Yes

I think ESXi is an invaluable tool no matter the industry that a company is in. It is a great tool to allow for the easy creation of servers for development purposes. It also has the ability to use snapshots when changes are being made to a server in the event of failure or misstep. The one drawback to ESXi is that it is expensive and may not be suited to smaller sized companies. While it offers a free version, that version cannot be centrally managed.

VMware ESXi Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
10
Management console
10
Live virtual machine backup
10
Live virtual machine migration
10
Hypervisor-level security
9