vCenter Server Reviews

vCenter Server

IaaS platform for managing and deploying virtual machines

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4,7 /5
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Value for Money
4,2/5
Features
4,7/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

VMware VirtualCenter Review

Reviewed on 2019/04/16

Overall its good .

Overall its good .

Pros

The best part of VMware is ease of use. You can manage multiple servers and machines at one place and provide best utilization of resources.

It allow you to you to use shared resources when it is not in use, which help to optimal resource utilization of machine

Cons

A bit expensive for small companies . Recovery is difficult and time consuming .

Turan
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Managing has never been this easy!

Reviewed on 2022/12/04

I can say that Vmotion, Data Protection, Replication, DRS and DPM features save lives. It maximizes...

I can say that Vmotion, Data Protection, Replication, DRS and DPM features save lives. It maximizes resource utilization.

Pros

After the initial setup, adding and installing all physical and virtual servers at the same time in just a few steps has never been this easy.It enabled multiple HOSTs to be managed from a single point at the same time under a single platform and combined all processes at a single point. It provided an additional gain above the expected from many factors such as time, cost and resources.Integration with vSphere Client was also an excellent experience. Thanks to its storage space management, data migration, and data protection features, it is an excellent convenience and trust.

Cons

There is almost no downside. you just have to know the system and the structure very well and make a plan accordingly. otherwise you may see many things as complex and incomplete. With a full professional support, this problem can be solved.

Joel
Joel
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  • Industry: Gambling & Casinos
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Do not use, really terrible

Reviewed on 2018/12/12

Pros

so clunky and not a pleasure to use like other software.
Really difficult to use and does not work half the time, really unstable

Cons

Customer support almost non existent, tried getting in contact many times but to no avail.
Really unstable, would be doing work and the system would crash. This happend many times

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Make virtualizing a real experience with VMware

Reviewed on 2022/02/27

Vmware Vcenter server is the key VM infrastructure management utility with a simple web interface. ...

Vmware Vcenter server is the key VM infrastructure management utility with a simple web interface. Monitoring of server performance and managing server requirements like storage, RAM, and the network has become a very easy task due to Vcenter Server.

Pros

For more than 10 years we were using VMware in our server infrastructure. It is easy to deploy and can deploy on-premise as well as cloud platforms giving extensibility and scalability across hybrid clouds. In our environment Production, DR, DMZ, test segments are managed from a single location thanks to vcenter architecture. Delegation of activities across the server administrators are painless due to VM infrastructure

Cons

Some functions were not available on the new html5 web client compared to the previous flash-based application version. Further, Vcenter has limits on the NICs. 1 GB NIC Allows only 4 VMotion operations at a time. It is better if they can improve the update manager in a more detailed manner.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

The keystone of the VMware software portfolio

Reviewed on 2019/03/09

Excellent software that set the bar for enterprise management software in the mid 2000s.

Excellent software that set the bar for enterprise management software in the mid 2000s.

Pros

VirtualCenter or vCenter is the primary management layer for VMware's virtualization technology. It enables all sorts of essential enterprise features such as HA, DRS, vMotion, and more. The best part about vCenter is the ease of use in managing large environments. The design is very straightforward and it includes wizards to help even beginners quickly manage their environment. vCenter also is pluggable and can support many 3rd party plugins.

Cons

Performance tends to suffer when managing larger environments. There was a C# client that has since been deprecated, I did like the speed and performance of the C# client relative to the newer Web Client. Fortunately the Web Client has been rewritten in HTML5 versus Flex which has dramatically boosted speed and reliability.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

vCenter is needed

Reviewed on 2019/02/18

Pros

you can have as many esxi host running but the only true way to actually manage all at once, is via vCenter.
you can Vmotion your vm's, create different clusters for the hosts. allocating whether its storage, memory, datastores vcenter has it.

Cons

can be a bit pricy but well worth it. Depending on the amount of hosts/cores. etc.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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For all your VMWare orchestration needs this is the software of choice.

Reviewed on 2018/04/10

Pros

It allows rapid provisioning of virtual machines, centralized performance monitoring of my cluster, and numerous other benefits.

Cons

I have yet to find a disadvantage to this software other than the first time you use it the learning curve can be a little steep, but VMWare provides a number of great learning resources.

Ben
Ben
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

vCenter is THE tool to manage your VMware Environment

Reviewed on 2016/11/17

If you have more than 2-3 VMware hosts, you NEED vCenter! There is no other tool to manage your...

If you have more than 2-3 VMware hosts, you NEED vCenter! There is no other tool to manage your virtual environment. And the features you get with vCenter, like Templates, Distributed Switches, etc....

Pros

As a virtualization Engineer, I've been a big fan of vCenter as you cannot manage your vCenter environment without it.

Cons

The vSphere Web Client for vCenter 5.5 and 6.0 is slow.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Hands down, the most open and feature rich hypervisor management tool in existence.

Reviewed on 2018/02/06

Ease of deploying additional hardware agnostic virtual machines.

Ease of deploying additional hardware agnostic virtual machines.

Pros

vCenter is easily deployed, does not require an OS license, and takes very little resources to manage a datacenter.

Cons

The current implementation of VMRC (VMware Remote Console) has many bugs that sometimes make it difficult to work on the console of a virtual machine.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

VMWare is an amazing product for your business

Reviewed on 2019/04/01

We love VMWare here and they also have an excellent support team.

We love VMWare here and they also have an excellent support team.

Pros

With VMWare VirtualCenter we manage almost 300 virtual servers with ease.

Cons

I liked their old software installed GUI prior to them forcing us to use their new web interface. It's fine it's just not as quick to use as the old software was in my opinion.

Brian
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

vCenter is the best of breed VM management soltuion available.

Reviewed on 2020/05/13

vCenter has been a solid workhorse, even more so since our transition form the old WIndows based...

vCenter has been a solid workhorse, even more so since our transition form the old WIndows based install to the Linux based appliance. Itis now much simpler to manage and doesn't require Windows licensing or a SQL server.

Pros

vCenter makes managing your VM infrastructure painless. We are able to do things like swap out storage and compute with 0 downtime to our users.

Cons

I'm not thrilled about the new Kubernetes functionality being limited to the cloud offering. Hopefully they allow on-prem usage in a future release. It would make containerization easier to introduce were it to be included in our current infrastructure

Matt
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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The best way to manage multiple ESXi hosts

Reviewed on 2018/07/05

Pros

- every version gets better and better
- easier to deploy
- newest version support HA which means the possiblity of less vCenter downtime which is great
- the appliance is now full featured meaning 1 less Windows Server

Cons

- complicated licensing structure that didn't used to be that way
- VMware support has decreased in quality over the past 1-2 years
- VMware still can't kill off the Flash UI in favor of the HTML5 version

Fatih
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

VMware vCenter with new features

Reviewed on 2018/11/14

If you are using VMware for virtualized platform, vCenter is a must. vCenter providing ease of...

If you are using VMware for virtualized platform, vCenter is a must. vCenter providing ease of management, and many additional functions for standalone ESXi hosts

Pros

Awesome fully featured HTML5 web UI came with 6.7 U1 version
Eased cluster configuration (Cluster Quickstart)
Quick boot when update and upgrade process with update manager (For supported hardware)

Cons

After version 6.7U1 there is no cons yet.

Gilad
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Best tool around for HW virtualization

Reviewed on 2017/09/10

Pros

The ability to manage all machines HW is great, the networking and the redundancy configurations are very useful.

Cons

There are some small bugs which sometimes make life a bit difficult. In addition, in some occasions the VC is getting very slow.
It is not good that the newer version require to have a separated VC and cannot be standalone with an ESX server

Verified Reviewer
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  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I use it on a daily basis and it works great

Reviewed on 2018/05/04

Easy management of physical hosts and virtual machines.

Easy management of physical hosts and virtual machines.

Pros

New useful features with each new version
Integration with other VMware products
Good documentation, both in text and videos

Cons

Web interface still using Flash
Lack of a migrating tool from the Windows-based server to the Linux appliance
Expensive training courses

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Vcenter is a great way to manager your vSphere environment

Reviewed on 2018/09/18

Pros

vCenter makes it easy to manage my VMware environment from one place. I also like the ability to live migrate a VM from one host to another with vMotion.

Cons

I can't really think of any real cons with vCenter that support wasn't able to help with.

Adam
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Best Hypervisor We Have Used

Reviewed on 2017/09/15

Pros

The cost savings we have realized by not having to purchase a physical server for each application we use has been the greatest pro.

Cons

The interface can be a bit intimidating, and unless you take a training course from VMware you may be left a bit puzzled.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Good, but not a huge fan of the web client

Reviewed on 2018/09/07

Good virtual server management software. There is always room for improvement, but the feature set...

Good virtual server management software. There is always room for improvement, but the feature set is more than adequate.

Pros

Easy way to manage VM's. Gives you most of the admin tools you need.

Cons

The web client! Listen to customers, nobody likes the web client.

Raul
Raul
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  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best choice for centralized management

Reviewed on 2018/06/26

Pros

VMware VirtualCenter is few steps ahead in virtualized environments. Having a centralized management and virtualized servers and workstations can make the difference in the enterprise business.

Cons

The enterprise edition price is high for medium to small business. The support for Linux based environments could be better.

Jerry
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  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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I use this software as an IT Analyst to support our VDI environment.

Reviewed on 2018/07/27

Pros

VMware's quality and reputation are pretty apparent in all of their applications. This is not exception. The software is user friendly and robust and makes supporting our VDI environment a breeze.

Cons

Small bugs between software versions. This seems to be consistent amongst VMware's offerings. For instance, one of our locations is one version behind and you must view everything in full screen otherwise you can't see the taskbar on the virtual desktop. It's not a show stopper but it can get annoying.

Guillermo
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  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Robust centralized administration tool

Reviewed on 2018/06/05

Pros

- Large number of machines supported, make this tool very powerful.
- It allows adding new modules, that is, it is scalable.
- For the activities it performs, the minimum requirements do not seem to be a lot of resources.

Cons

- Sometimes we have presented conflicts of the ports with other present applications.
- Requires more technical knowledge.

Karen
Karen
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great monitor and control tool for IT

Reviewed on 2018/06/01

Centralized control and management of all the IT infrastructure

Centralized control and management of all the IT infrastructure

Pros

This software gives you a centralized control and management of all the IT infrastructure. Helps to monitor the performance of the servers.

Cons

Doesnt have a friendly graphic interphase and like other VMware applications, the product is expensive.

Daniel
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  • Industry: Industrial Automation
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Seamless transition from hardware to virtual

Reviewed on 2017/07/18

Streamlined virtual machine of company server. With built in back up protection against system loss...

Streamlined virtual machine of company server. With built in back up protection against system loss and failure.

Pros

The user interface is clear and easy to navigate, it takes the guess work out of set up a limits the needs for more trained IT professionals.

Cons

Occasionally there is a crash out of the virtual machine, though we believe it to be a limitation of the host operating system and a function of the limited hardware resources available to the virtual machine. Though it would be helpful if the software can more accurately give root cause to its own system failures.

Gerson
Gerson
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  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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Client Satisfaction warrantied

Reviewed on 2018/01/16

Pros

Pros:
- Native integration with VMware platforms.
- Centralized control
- Easy to install and easy to use
- Multilingual, just set your preferred language, I highly recommend English
- Data Backup...

I can go on and on.. This software is a Must!!!

Cons

Nothing bad to say about this product. Maybe that adding more complexity not always is accepted ad good. I don't say is not good...

Verified Reviewer
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  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Great enterprise virtualization

Reviewed on 2017/10/12

Pros

Solid visualization platform. Easy end user tools like the fat VSphere Client and the Web interface.

Cons

As a regular Virtualbox user it's great to be able to connect into the console for any VM over RDP, regardless of support in the guest OS. I've been unable to find this feature in VMWare.