VMware Vsphere with operation manager is an integrated solution that included Vsphere and operation manager. This means you can have a pretty stable virtualization for a good price. What i like the best is the integration between VMware and the monitoring solution and VMware HCL (Hardware compatibility List). You can monitor all your virtual datacenter from the hardware to the app. Operation manager is also able to help you to right size your VM and found your virtualization problem before they happen. Operation Management is able to learn about your datacenter treshold and you don't have to set manually your alerts inside operation manager. It save a lot of time. You can still configure and adjust treshold if you want. Setup is really simple and straightforward.
What do you dislike?
Operation manager is using Vsphere to get all is information. Obviously it is not a real time monitoring, it is based on average counters coming from Vcenter. So if you want to get real time you need to go with ESXtop tools (limited to ESXi host) and your hardware tool from your provider.
Recommendations to others considering the product
If you have a medium or large VMware Datacenter you can save a lot with this solution. It is easy to setup, use and it will help your VMware IT in is day to day job.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Vsphere with operation management help me reduce my VM cost by 40% due to VM oversizing. I was able also to monitor the growth of my VMware Datacenter and be proactiv with the extension needed
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