VSOM is a great product for virtual machine migration to a disaster recovery site.
January 10, 2019

VSOM is a great product for virtual machine migration to a disaster recovery site.

Kurt Pritchett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with vSphere with Operations Management (VSOM)

Our department used Vsphere Operations Management as a solution for disaster recovery in our environment. It was only used by a few people here on our staff. This did solve our plans for server recovery in a way that is automated. It basically scripts the powering on of replicated virtual machines into a different network.
  • The best thing about VSOM is that it's built into VCenter so you only have one point of administration
  • VSOM does a great job of making applications intuitive
  • Re-IPing virtual machines are a must and VSOM does a great job of making this a simple process
  • The installation of VSOM is very tedious
  • It uses an MS SQL database
  • It should be able to adjust for hardware modifications in VCenter
  • In the case of a disaster, the ROI would be substantial.
  • The license for VSOM is pretty expensive initially.
  • Support for VSOM is terrific.
vSphere with Operations Management has a much better way of automating the re-IPing of servers so you can stand them up in a different environment or location. You do, however, need another way of replicating your servers to your DR site, VSOM will not do that. We used EMC Recover Point for replication.
Vsphere Operation Management is suitable for automating the process of bringing up an alternate data center in case of a disaster. It also is a great way for testing your readiness of disaster. You have the ability to bring up a server in a "bubble" for testing. This way you can show your admins how the failover process will work.

VMware vSOM (discontinued) Feature Ratings

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