vSphere

Server virtualization software for managing applications

About vSphere

vSphere is a server virtualization software designed to help businesses manage applications and modernize workflows using virtual machines, Kubernetes, and containers. Enterprises can protect their hybrid cloud infrastructure against malware, ransomware, and other threats using built-in security capabilities.

vSphere allows organizations to manage the entire application lifecycle including maintenance of software, firmware, and patching upgrades from within a unified interface. Businesses can incorporate graphics processing units (GPUs) to deliver artificial intelligence and machine learning infrastructures, and deploy Kubernetes clusters according to requirements. The system captures host-level configuration settings and automatically sends alerts to supervisors about compliance issues.

Using vSphere, teams can handle virtual machine templates, optical disc images, scripts, and virtual appliances. Other features include access management, cloning, virtual machine encryption, data migration, power management, content library, and versioning.


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4,7 /5
(409)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
4,3/5

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Joshua
Joshua
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

The Dream Environment for Managing your Virtual Network

Reviewed on 2019/01/09

Prior to transferring to my current school, my previous college used vSphere to help prep its team...

Prior to transferring to my current school, my previous college used vSphere to help prep its team for the Pacific Rim Collegiate Cybersecurity Defense Competition (PRCCDC), and using it in that environment really demonstrates the power of the tool for virtualization of entire networks. Absolutely stunning tool in terms of features.

Pros

VMware products in general are known for being the best of the best when it comes to virtualization, and vSphere is no exception. The benefits of an easy to manage virtual network are numerous, you save on space, energy, and overall costs.

vSphere definitely focuses on ease of management; need to patch all your servers? Takes a fraction of the time that SSHing into each one individually would. Need to shut everything down, or boot everything up? The processes are streamlined for you. Want to deploy a new one? The process, if you don't want to clone an existing one, takes minutes.

Cons

It has a very steep learning curve, mostly due to the learning curve involved in virtualization itself. You must be very experienced in virtualization in order to successfully use vSphere to its full potential... Or, at all, potentially. If you can't setup a virtual server and hit it from outside your network using VMware Workstation, you won't be able to use vSphere successfully.

Aleksandr
Aleksandr
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Struggle to survive?

Reviewed on 2021/04/09

It is a great software, even masterpiece in some aspects. But it feels as it requires too much...

It is a great software, even masterpiece in some aspects. But it feels as it requires too much resources and money to be justified in the most of cases. Most of consumers aren't going need it especially as there are free alternatives.
Still one should carefully consider whether it is time for say Kubernetes or the company's requirements demands something bigger and more sophisticated.

Pros

It still a well-known and - which is more important - widely adopted solution tightly coupled with other VMWare products. it is very easy to hire required specialist or get help. In 2019 VSphere did a huge step forward embracing Kubernetes as a first-class citizen.
Implies very strict and much safier application (vm/containers - depends on the poin of view and scenario) separation. Para-virtualization sometimes delivers on it's promise to speed up containers.

Cons

It is just way too huge without real benefits. Yes, it is offers a better separation of your components as every vm acts like separate computer. Yes, it is capable to run containers. Metrics are there, too and they are quite good.
But. Do you really need it? There is much tinier alternatives . Kubernetes or Docker Swarm (can't recommend that one though) while being the solutions of a different class may still be enough for a vast major of scenarios.
On top of that, vSphere is costly not in terms of licensing, it also requires a quite different hardware.

Don
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Once HTPM5 is fully integrated the product will be allot better.

Reviewed on 2018/07/17

Pros

Once HTPM5 is fully integrated the product will be allot better. The tool itself is getting better. I miss the client in the newer release

Cons

VMware has discontinued the Client. The Web portal is still slow, sluggish and hard to navigate at a good time. once HTML5 is fully integrated I hope it gets better.

Mahendra
Mahendra
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

My Efficient Virtual Space

Reviewed on 2021/04/15

Here is very great and thankful experience using Vmware Vsphere , My lot of work are going to...

Here is very great and thankful experience using Vmware Vsphere , My lot of work are going to Smooth and Well organised My client issues solved by my team very amazingly and fast
i think it’s very best and effective software for business and company so definitely i recommend this over any other software

Pros

VSphere is best and most efficient platform for manging virtual machine we can easily share the physically stored machine in the data centre to our client through the Vsphere , we can access and quickly resolve the issues of client using vsphere More well oraganizly

Cons

It’s most costly software but it provides lot of features but if you want to give suppose 20000 vms so you need to get the packages according your criteria, because each of version contains various no of vm’s such like vsphere 6.0 contain 10000 to 20000 , vsphere 7.0 contain 20000 to 30000 such like that
so we need to pay accordingly our requirement so i think the price can differ and anyone can afford it for small businesses

Joe
Joe
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  • Industry: Defense & Space
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

VMWare vSphere

Reviewed on 2019/12/16

We are able to host much more software on our servers, and manage them through vSphere. This is a...

We are able to host much more software on our servers, and manage them through vSphere. This is a large savings in hardware, and increases our reliability. vSphere makes it easier & cheaper to manage the software (VMs) in our environment.

Pros

This software is easy to use and has many powerful management features for our small data center. We have been using this for years and it has been stable and reliable without issue. Once you are familiar with it, very powerful actions can be taken with a minimum number of clicks-- a real time-saver!

Cons

It can take a bit of hunting to find the settings you are looking for-- the software provides many different views so it does take some time to become familiar with the location of what you're looking for.

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vSphere offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$576,96/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Please contact VMware directly for pricing details.

vSphere has the following typical customers:

201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

vSphere supports the following languages:

English

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