vCenter Server

IaaS platform for managing and deploying virtual machines

About vCenter Server

vCenter Server is a server management platform that helps businesses deploy and manage virtual infrastructures across hybrid cloud environments. Using vSphere High Availability (HA) capability, administrators can replicate roles, permissions, and licenses across all virtual machines and simultaneously log in, view, and search inventories across connected servers.

With vCenter Server's plug-in extensibility, enterprises can optimize data for wide area network (WAN) transmission and perform application-level backups for Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft SQL Server. Managers can use the native backup scheduler to backup server appliances and restore downloaded files with a recovery time of less than ten minutes. vCenter Server lets users identify system issues and create remediation strategies with features, such as load balancing or automated workflow management.

Using vCenter Server, IT professionals can assign roles to specific users and facilitate the provisioning of new virtual machines. Other features of the software include compliance management, storage monitoring, a centralized console, alerts/notifications, single sign-on (SSO), audit trail, patch management, and resource allocation.


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Overall rating

4,7 /5
(89)
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.

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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.

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vCenter Server FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for vCenter Server.

vCenter Server offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1 535,00
  • Free Trial: Not Available

vCenter Server pricing plans are available across two tiers, on one-time license basis, as outlined below: vCenter Server Foundation: $1535 vCenter Server Standard: $6175

vCenter Server has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

vCenter Server supports the following languages:

English

vCenter Server supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations vCenter Server has

vCenter Server offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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