About vCenter Server

vCenter Server is a server management solution that helps businesses automate and build hybrid cloud infrastructures. Administrators can configure infrastructure-wide roles, permissions and licenses to allow specific users to log in, view and search through all vCenter servers.

vCenter Server lets organizations utilize plug-ins to streamline operations related to data protection, network management and server security. Professionals can set up entities, metrics and events specific alerts and notifications, enabling users to trigger automated workflows for remediation and issue preemption. It lets supervisors schedule file-based application backups and define the number of retained backups. Additionally, users can maintain records of all config...


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77 Reviews of vCenter Server

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.62 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(52)

52

4 stars

(22)

22

3 stars

(2)

2

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(1)

1

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June 2018

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Jose de Jesus from Banco Bicentenario, Banco Universal C.A.

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Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2018

Use of VCenter, my great experience

To be able to share with a great audacity the experience of using the software that I use on a daily basis so that I can also get to know the experience of other end users, learn from their experiences, recommendations and experiences within the professional, technical and personal spheres. Widely recommended, the first time I use it I would recommend it 100% to other professionals, who want to share their experience and experience.

Pros

For more than 10 years I have been a VMWare VCenter user, in which I have been able to experience the great benefits of a software that allows to have centralized administration of all the resources of a virtual environment. The creation of teams is considerably simplified, since the allocation of resources is very fast, the management of the configuration of the networks and the storage elements are now easy to use and assign. With the new virtualization technology used by VMWare VCenter, the computing centers have great scalability, the remote management of data centers for disaster reoccupation is very effective. The creation, administration and configuration of Virtual Networks is also one of the best advantages of VCenter, its implementation is quick and easy. The backup of the virtual environment is also easy to perform, in this way the operation of my services will be guaranteed in case of any application or operating system failure, I no longer have to worry. I have used it with different brands of hardware in different companies and it seems to me that the product behaves equally fast and versatile. I feel more secure and confident in every moment, I recommend it tirelessly.

Cons

One of the few advantages that VMWare VCenter has is that it adapts to only medium and large companies for its cost, it is worth using, the hardware to be used must be of great potential in order to make the most of the resources and exploit them for the benefit of the company and thus have 100% utilization. Another disadvantage that it has is having a VCenter cluster, that is having two or more VCenter having access to the same database so that in case of failure it can continue the operation as if it had not roasted anything, for this modality it must be have a clone of the VCenter turned off and turn on in case of error and not recovery of the original VCenter, this generates waste of time for lack of this process is automatic.

October 2018

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Chris from Azusa Pacific University

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Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2018

vSphere is nothing without vCenter

I have administered and managed hundreds (maybe thousands) of VMs with vCenter. Used the last 3 major versions and they are constantly improving and adding features and increasing the hardware limitations (a VM with 1TB of RAM!!).

Pros

vCenter puts all the awesome technologies and features together in a manageable environment. vCenter is the first step in clustering resources into no longer seeing individual hardware servers as important. Virtualize compute, storage, and network so as to be one seamless datacenter resource. vCenter is compatible and integrated with so many other products and VMware's powershell library for vCenter is exhasutive.

Cons

Like vSphere, it can get pricey. And as of the most recent release, I don't think that there is a really good high availability solution for the vCenter VM itself so that if it dies, you may be left doing alot of manual work until you can bring it back up.

November 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2021

VCenter is Best for Manage Vmware Vsphere

Vcenter help System Administrator alot on VM movement, especially when they want to upgrade ESXI Host, maintenance Host, they can do the failover switch VM to run on another host without affect to user access of the VM at all. very powerful VCenter.

Pros

monitoring the ESXI and also managing the live migration of VM while one host down, it performs movement VM to another Host without lost or disruptive to users at all. Manage host very well, can perform the upgrade, put in maintenance for cleaning up the physical Host server.

Cons

its running very smooth already, i have no comment about this. the new HTML5 UI is work well for new version.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

November 2018

Great when it works but upgrade issues are abundant

Pros

This software is a huge timesaver and communication tool when the connection is working correctly. It makes it very easy to view your virtual desktop wherever you are and have read/write access to your files on the go. This is the only reason people in our company are able to work at home, which is a huge pro.

Cons

There seem to be frequent issues regaining a connection when there is a new version upgrade. The system doesn't seem to always recognize the upgrade and you end up having to delete and re-download the program to establish a connection.

April 2019

Reynaldo from Dell EMC

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2019

Most Simplified Management Interface on a Virtual Enviroment.

Pros

The installation or deployment for Vcenter is completelly simple just a few clicks with some options, once the Vcenter is deployed you can manage the entire virtual infraestructure, replication, Automated load balancing, high availability. Your server administration will be easier with a simple drag and drop to move virtual machines between host. Even is easier to manage / troubleshoot and update to newers versions, this is the goal for any IT Administrator to apply in his infraestructure.

Cons

In some older versions i dislike the usage of Flash to manage the enviromer but the most recently one uses html5 and this change my mindset.