Overall Satisfaction with VMware ESXi
VMware ESXi was used to provide virtual machines to support work-from-home for faculty, staff, and students. Virtual machines provided remote access to internal systems which would otherwise require the user to be onsite. Virtual machines were also provided to students and instructors to provide computer configurations that would otherwise not be available.
- An extremely reliable platform with greater than 99% of uptime.
- Very secure platform.
- Number of tools that enable management of the platform.
- Very stable VMware product.
- The upgrade/patch process is in need of a complete overhaul.
- VMware ESXi platform was the technology that allowed our organization to pivot from onsite to work-from-home in a matter of days during the pandemic. The college was physically closed with short notice, but operations and classes continued due to the VMware ESXi infrastructure and configuration already in place.
Do you think VMware ESXi delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with VMware ESXi's feature set?
Did VMware ESXi live up to sales and marketing promises?
Did implementation of VMware ESXi go as expected?
Would you buy VMware ESXi again?
VMware ESXi Feature Ratings
Using VMware ESXi
- Remote access to internal systems.
- Ability to offer any computer configuration for any class without having to purchase new hardware.
Evaluating VMware ESXi and Competitors
VMware ESXi Support
VMware ESXi support technicians are very knowledgeable and highly skilled. They work with the end-user to resolve any issues until the user is satisfied that the issue has been resolved. They are excellent at following up until resolution.
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Support cares about my success
Difficult to get immediate help
Using VMware ESXi
The VMware ESXi platform and the entire VMware virtualization eco-system is rather complicated and requires training (self-directed can work as well as formalized).
Like to use
Technical support not required
Feel confident using
Difficult to use
Slow to learn
Lots to learn
- Spinning up new VMs.
- Backing up VMs.
- Shutting down/Restarting VMs.
- Moving VMs between host.