VMware ESXi (Elastic Sky X Integrated)!
February 04, 2022

VMware ESXi (Elastic Sky X Integrated)!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with VMware ESXi

We have a mini data center for our office. We have optimized our IT infrastructure by creating VMs instead of HW. Vmware ESXi is a bare-metal Type-1 hypervisor that can be deployed on bare metal and we can create multiple virtual machines. Antivirus servers, SQL servers, etc., all have been hosted on VM. We can modify or allocate CPUs, RAM, etc. according to the need through multiple features like VMotion, HA, etc. Vmware has helped us to decrease the use of multiple hardware, manpower as well as it has also helped us to save time.
  • It partitions applications from underlying hardware to cut costs.
  • It abstracts the CPU, RAM, Storage, etc from physical hardware into multiple virtual machines.
  • You can host multiple applications with different OS, different nature of applications on each virtual machine hosted on the server.
  • It provides live migration and automatic load balancing through features like VMotion, HA, etc.
  • No official VMware technical support
  • Does not support all operating systems like UNIX, AIX
  • Permission structure can get confusing sometimes
  • It has provided a positive impact on my organization as it helped us to reduce maintenance, AMC cost of hardware.
  • We have CMS which we have deployed on VMware ESXi. It reduced our HW requirement for the Webex solution.
  • The antivirus server is also hosted on VMware ESXi. ESXi has helped us a lot in cost cutting of purchasing new hardware.
VMware ESXi is a better solution for medium and small-sized businesses. It does not require any pre-requisites most of the time. Also, VMware offers more RAM per VM than Xenserver (Citrix). And, VMware supports more operating systems whereas Hyper-V supports only a few including Windows, Linux, and a few more.

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Hyper-V, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), Citrix Hypervisor (formerly XenServer)
VMware ESXi can be the best option mostly for medium and small-sized businesses. It can prove to be really cost-effective as it eliminates the need for purchasing additional hardware every time we want a new machine. Vmware EXSi can be an ideal solution for a large-scale virtual desktop infrastructure as well.

VMware ESXi Feature Ratings

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