Overall Satisfaction with VMware ESXi
ESXI is our choice for a primary virtualization program that allows us to consolidate and centrally manage our server infrastructure with ease and confidence. It allows for load balancing and proper resource shuffling for updates and patching. Provides smooth way for migrating VM's to different devices to be able to make our datacenter more efficient.
- Manages and balances loads between hosts
- Provides real time data and monitoring of resource usage
- Allows for easy access and administration of virtualization
- Alerting can be confusing due to jargon
- Support can be complicated and lengthy to troubleshoot with
- Integration with storage can be tricky in some cases
- Has alleviated many faults with physical devices failing
- Provides centralized management of servers and ability to troubleshoot issues quickly
- Balances load of server resources across multiple hosts.
VMware ESXi excels in comparison to Microsoft's offering due to integration with Linux, its bare metal approach and its ability to function off of a thinner hypervisor. It allows for better integration with application appliances in my opinion due to its non-Microsoft nature. In my experience, it has more functionality with Linux based appliance machines that come from vendors. Using Hyper-V was not as easy and streamlined as VMware ESXi.
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Vmware ESXi is the leading name in virtualization and as such has in my opinion led the way in creating and sustaining virtual environments. They excel in keeping up to date with cutting edge virtualization technology and provide reliable and up to date patches/upgrades. This program is essential for organizations with more than 1 host or more than 10 VM's. The ability to migrate and balance loads across hosts is crucial. The ability to spin up new host devices thru deployment is key to quick recovery from hardware failures.