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What is vRealize Operations?

VMware vRealize Operations integrated with vRealize Log Insight and vRealize Business for Cloud helps plan, manage and scale SDDC and multi-cloud environments with unified monitoring, automated performance management, cloud planning and capacity optimization.

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VMware vRealize Operations integrated with vRealize Log Insight and vRealize Business for Cloud helps plan, manage and scale SDDC and multi-cloud environments with unified monitoring, automated performance management, cloud planning and capacity optimization.


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VMware
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NYSE: VMW
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Year Founded
1998
HQ Location
Palo Alto, CA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$7,093
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@VMware
323,105 Twitter followers
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Systems Administrator
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I find the most value in the additional data/metrics it is able to provide when running multiple VMs that span across multiple datacenters vs using vSphere alone. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface can take some time to get use to at first. It took me a while to really fine tune the alerting so that alerts reported correctly, and ignore the machines that didn't require alerts such as our dev environment. Also, adding customized scripts as actions in response to alerts was something that I found to be challenging. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automatic reporting, alerting and some response for VM's in our virtual world. Having the ability to provide accurate, easy to read reports to validate the need for additional resources if needed, and also forecast expected growth over time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Analyst
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The best thing is the alerting system in VROPS. In our environment we have created many alert symptoms based on some conditions like CPU, Memory utilization and it will automatically send alerts and notifications to all the recipients added and also send notification to the Service now (Ticketing tool) that creates an incident based on the conditions defined.

Also you can create Dashboards to monitor any machine, cluster, host resources etc.

All these information generated can be exported directly in .csv format. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One thing that I dislike is that till date we are not able to edit the subject of the alerts that we receive in emails.

VMware is still looking to find a resolution for it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

vROPS is a must tool for both public and private cloud as it can be easily integrated with other tools and will send alerts if there is any issue in any tool.

So, it saves a lot of time in troubleshooting part as you just have to look at the alert and directly can jump on the tool/service with issue. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are many benefits of using VROPS.

1) Can monitor each and every resource (host, VM's, Datastores etc) and will automatically send alerts if there is overconsumption of resources.

2) Can easily generate reports for any resource, cluster etc. depending on the environment needs.

3) Dashboards provide the graphical representation using various inbuild widgets like heatmap, object list and easily can show the interaction between the various widgets.

4) In our environment VROPS is integrated with the service now tool with sends the incident if the particular conditions are met.

5) Monitoring of other tools like NSX, vCenter, VRA ..etc Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Technical Trainer / Consultant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
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What do you like best?

Centralization of all monitoring activities across public and private cloud infrastructure is a truly valuable for IT infrastructure administrators Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

there in no particular thing i didn't like about the product however if it was possible to customize the monitoring dashboards in an easier way will be truly useful Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

if you are looking for a central monitoring tool for keeping up with what's going on on your hybrid cloud VMware on premises and maybe AWS as a cloud provider this tool is truly useful Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

monitoring across public and private cloud is made really easy specially in days where hybrid cloud presents a great value for large organizations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Application Development Associate
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The user interface of the vRealize and also the speed is better than any other software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The graph of the monitors is not up to the mark and can be improved Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would highly recommend vRealize to my other peers and other companies also Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am monitoring many cloud based operations in my current project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It integrates out of the box with VMware products, and once you deploy it, it starts to collect data, after 1 week you will start to have historical data. The more information it collects the better it predicts and the more accurate the reports become.

There are a lot of predefined reports that fits the majority of the daily operations. Reports and dashboards varies from simple list of VMs and their resource usage, clusters capacity to custom dashboards with external generated data.

As an example you can have scripts collecting information about physical switches availability and upload that information to vRealize Operations using the Text File Adapter, this way you can have a visibility of your full network (virtual and physical)

There is also the option to create interactive dashboards enhancing user experience and providing richer output. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be a bit confusing to manage all of the features that vRealize Operations has to offer.

It has a lot of dashboards already built in that matches the majority of the needs, custom dashboards can be added or extensing existing ones to add further detail, but sometimes it may get a bit confusing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It can be very expensive, there are cheaper solutions, but may not be easy to integrate if you use mainly VMware products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a tool that was able to gather historical data, generate reports and have monitoring capabilities included.

We have the majority of our alarms being generated from vRealize Operations.

With vSphere 6.7 vRealize Operations can expand the DRS capabilities, by taking smart decisions when moving the vms between clusters, (Predictive DRS).

Having the workloads balanced across an entire data center eliminating hot spots and helps maximizing hardware investment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The UI is easy to use and easy to learn for beginners. The customisabiliity is another advantage for advanced users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not much i would say. except for probably getting locked with a vendor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a lot of use cases built where we use vROps to trigger vRO flows to fix issues in the environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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VMware Analyst
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

A very customizable solution. It allows admins to create custom dashboards, views, reports, etc. to help keep their environment in check. Many 3rd party vendors also offer great solution addons for vROPs to allow other hardware and software to be monitored.

VMware has also recently started supporting application monitoring for both Windows and Linux OSs. This allows admins and end users to be able to see dashboards, reports, and get alerts tailed for their applications and application stacks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a learning curve to understand the interface. VMware has worked hard to make it easier with each iteration though. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure to try out the application monitoring and Server application discovery. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

vROPs can monitor all virtual and physical environments, allowing you to monitor an entire SDDC and all of the physical infrastructure associated with it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AB
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

with vRealize Operations Manager you don't have to rely on the user to tell you what resouces a VM needs, vRealize Operations WILL TELL YOU and it will tell you consistently. You can look at historical data as well, which is nice if a system does a high volume hit on the VM once a month, but you can never pinpoint performance issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some of the reports are a bit clunky and hard to follow. Once you get used to them you should be fine. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There's no other product on the market that compares to this one, for what it does. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to save on VMWare licensing costs, server hardware costs as we didn't need to run all VM's with 4 core / 16GB of RAM. Maybe most vm's needed 1-2 cores and 4-8 GM of RAM. This helped save a large amount of money. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the fact that I can manage my entire VMware infra from a single console after I have VROPS configured to do so.

The configuration of alerts for the minute detail within the VMware infra is something I like the most along with acknowledging and resolving the alert from the same window.

Also I like the fact that I can integrate other components like the storage arrays, SAN switches, network switches and monitor them as well Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing much I dislike till now Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As I mentioned above in what I like about vrops. It's the management centralization of my entire infra in single console. Not only we can manage but resolving it from the same window is really awesome. I don't have rely on other team/person for monitoring I can manage, monitor my entire VMware infra from one console. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Lead System Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

As an operations person, I like the straightforward and wholistic views of our environment. The environment I'm in is not huge, but to be able to spot troubled VMs, and infrastructure, like datastores, is extremely helpful. Looking into the cloud integrations and business planning features, it seems well rounded for larger shops Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Doesn't get as deep into hardware integration as I would like. Would be nice to manage, say, storage from array to datastore, but that might be a lot of integration to ask for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visability, operational management, alerting, monitoring Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CEO
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the idea that Vrealize is a software platform designed to help IT administrators like myself build and manage hybrid clouds. There are 3 different tiers offering more advanced levels as you upgrade Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I found this to be a bit complex and the price is somewhat steep for a smaller organization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When first using Vrealize we saw in the beginning a useful tool to manage and secure our hybrid clouds.. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Lead Sr. Systems Engineer
Hospital & Health Care
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Love the predictive analytics and quick issue identification. Self healing has helped us a lot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It takes a decent amount of time and almost fte to get vops where we need it. A lot of customization has been necessary. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick time resolve, makes it easier to see an issue and follow it through. It has given application and business members insight into the performance of the systems and applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like how vRealize Operations provide a comprehensive and thorough insight of your inventory. I find the capacity planning and resource recovery for over or undersized VMs most useful. This is a great tool to have in order to optimize your resources. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are lots of parameters to set up and the amount of information being displayed can be overwhelming. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Performance metrics, resource allocation and reports. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Windows Server Administrator
Computer Networking
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Configuration is surprisingly simple and straightforward Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It’s proprietary only works in vCenter would be nice if there was same offerings for hyperV Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Migration and balancing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Ingeniero de planificación
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

VMware Operation give you all the information that you need in a sigle point. You can create dashboard that you need and help you a lot with the information that it shows.

Help you with the capacity planning, with troubleshooting, with reports, with the administration of you environment..

The implementation out of the box is very easy, it will not take you a lot of time, but the initial parameters maybe will not give you a real reflect of the health of your environment, so you will need to setup those parameters. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You have to setup a lot f parameters to get better information from your environment, and those parameters will depend of your infrastructure but to understand what you have to setup or how to setup all those parameters is almost mandatory to pay a VMware consultant.

You can find information in the web but is you don't have the knowledge or you are starting to use this tool will take you time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to take the best from this software you will need to find professional help from a VMware partner or directly from VMware.

The implementation out of the box is very easy but the default parameters maybe will not fit with your needs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

VMware Operation help us to monitor our virtual infrastructure, know how we are using our resources. We can get report about overutilization that is very normal with virtual enviroments. We can recover resources and clean vm that are not longer used with just a few step. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AF
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Our company has used this for planning and analyzing data. User-friendly dashboard. It is great for rearranging hardware resources. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Way too expensive and we needed to switch platforms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

lowering prices. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our primary use for this was for analyzing the companies historical data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I absolutely love the customizability of VMware, and its ease of use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The RAM usage can lag an older computer/laptop Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Absolutely would recommend this product to others! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used VMware to run mac software on my windows laptop Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise Infrastructure Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ability to see insights about my virtual environment including host/vm utilization and allow for capacity planning functions Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Licensing model seems to always be in flux Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Maximizing performance and utilization of existing hardware Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Capacity planning and resource recovery. Easily view oversize and undersized VM's to recover resources and keep costs down. Too often software vendors ask for ridiculous system requirements for their apps, but I am able to show the real resource needs with vrops! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much, it is really pricey and it was hard justifying the cost to upper management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resource allocation and over allocation. Performance metrics and reporting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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