vSphere is great for test labs!
Chris Hartwig | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 12, 2018

vSphere is great for test labs!

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with vSphere

I use vSphere to connect to my VM host that contains a number of virtual machines for our test environment. vSphere allows me to quickly attach to my VM host to create virtual machines that I run ransomware simulations against. I have a number of servers and workstations and I can edit, delete or reconfigure those VMs quickly. In addition to providing access to my virtual machines in the test environment, I can also use vSphere to gain important information about my host including resource availability, data stores, and network configuration.
  • When a VM loses network connectivity and a connection be accessed through other online remote desktop control applications, you can access it from the local network through vSphere.
  • Easily create and modify virtual machines.
  • Provides a robust interface to monitor host resources.
  • Would be nice if events could generate alerts that would be emailed to a administrator
  • vSphere has enabled me to save a significant amount of money in my lab. I'm able to configure one host and provision multiple virtual machines on it eliminating the need for a number of physical machines.
  • vSphere saves a lot of time with the ability to revert VMs to a previous image.
vSphere is more robust than VirtualBox and is widely used so VSphere is the product of choice to avoid compatibility issues.
It's great for test labs and creating honey pots or any scenario were you will be running tests and reverting back to a base image regularly.

vSphere Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
10
Management console
10
Live virtual machine backup
Not Rated
Live virtual machine migration
Not Rated
Hypervisor-level security
Not Rated