An honest review of VMware ESXi from an IT Manager at a Major US Airline
March 27, 2022

An honest review of VMware ESXi from an IT Manager at a Major US Airline

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

We use VMware ESXi in our organization to host an entire rack full of virtualized servers and have run just about every operating system over the last decade from Windows 2019 to Windows 2000 and everything in between. In general, VMWare ESXi can host all of your platforms regardless of OS and they can run it reliably and with high availability.
  • Hosting servers.
  • Allowing 3rd party integrations such as Veeam Backup.
  • Allowing administrators to adjust system resources on the fly.
  • Allowing administrators to power on/off resources or schedule maintenance.
  • Just kicking butt in general. VMware does everything really well.
  • Every product has bugs or maintenance issues from time to time and VMware is no different. There were some Log4J vulnerabilities identified in VMware recently but patches were quickly released.
  • VMware ESXi has had a huge impact overall with our objectives of hosting servers with high availability and uptime.
  • VMware ESXi in general has satisfied our needs as a business for over a decade.
VMware stacks up well to just about every product on the market and will keep your business running with high availability.

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VMware ESXi is well suited for businesses ranging from small to medium all the way up to large enterprises. If you have an in-house IT Department at your company you are in great hands to get started with VMware; however, if you don't have an IT department or if you are on a contract basis with a limited budget there are cloud-hosted products that may better suit your needs.

VMware ESXi Feature Ratings

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