vSphere

RATING:

4.7

(412)

About vSphere

vSphere is a server virtualization solution, which enables businesses to run, manage, connect and secure applications in a unified operating environment. The system automatically restarts VMs in case of hardware failures and sends alerts about compliance issues to supervisors. Key features of vSphere include business continuity, image management, content library and virtual machine encryption. Enterprises can protect their hybrid cloud infrastructure from malware or ransomware and utilize virtual machines, Kubernetes and containers to improve the computing environment for applications. Additionally, teams can centralize provisioning, monitoring and administration processes using cluster-level network aggregation capabilities. vSphere maintains software, patching and f...

vSphere Pricing

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Starting price: 

$576.96 per year

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vSphere Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for vSphere

1 - 5 of 139 Reviews

Kevin

Law Practice, 51 - 200 employees

Used more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed October 2021

A great tool to manage VMs

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Yuri

Verified reviewer

Telecommunications, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed February 2020

Vmware Vsphere the best Hypervisor with rich features for every need

Well we have over 80% of our workloads virtualize with VMware vSphere. We haven't have a mayor issue with the virtual environment. We can optimize the investment of the infrastructure and also respond to the business needs quickly when there is need. The support it is also really great. If you have a active support, they help with any issue really quickly and with a good solution. I can sleep well knowing that the business services are support by VMware vSphere platform.

PROS

Vmware vsphere its a really great hypervisor that can virtualize compute and storage resources right out of the box. I like the fact that you can easly manage the resources and create virtual machines in a intuitive way. The configuration of the storage connection is easy. It has great compatibility with just about any harware out there. We have at our organization more the 70 esxi host with different hardware vendors, but they all are compatible and I can migrate workloads with just a few clicks.

CONS

Maybe the price of the licenses. If you work at a enterprise, maybe that it not a issue. But if you want to have all the cool feature, you will have to purchase the enterprise plus license. It can be a little expensive.

Reason for choosing vSphere

We chose Vmware vSphere after we did a PoC and they show us the benefits and how well the workloads the we migrated works and it increase the performance. Also this product it more mature then others, so we felt that we can use it for all the services, included critical ones.

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infant

Verified reviewer

Media Production, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

2

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed June 2022

Vsphere - Best virtualization software

virtualization in a very good way without any major issues & less human intervention to manage the platform. Patching automation with VUM , DRS , HA are some of the excellent features of vsphere. Moreever the latency wise very less compared to other hypervisor softwares.

PROS

I would say the vsphere provides various features as a package. vmotion , FT , DRS , Affinity/Antiaffinity rules , HA , monitoring , automations etc..VROPS/VRLI/VRA/VRO are the tools provided along with vsphere which provides excellent features when compared to its competitors

CONS

Obviously the costing is the major drawback especialy the production support cost & it's not that much value for money , since vmware support takes more time to resolve & troubleshoot issue. It's my personal opinion. Other issue is in patching , vmware needs to come up with one click upgrade same how their competitors have.

Reasons for switching to vSphere

Due to its stability / integrity / scalability.

Mike

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

2

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

2

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed August 2017

Mac client works fairly well with some issues

Ability to run a Windows VM in a smart card required environment is essential and VMware Horizon is the only solution available so far.

PROS

Allows logging into a Windows VM from a Mac in a smart card required environment. The performance is speedy.

CONS

Frequently when the Windows VM screenlocks (goes to sleep) you can't unlock it. Quitting the VM and logging back in is the workaround. On Mac 10.12 Sierra and later, you must disable Apple's CryptoTokenKit, because Horizon will not work with it enabled. Which means pairing your smart card using Apple's native protocol (as opposed to using a third-party solution) is not possible.

Carlos Hugo Martin

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed April 2022

Experience with vSphere

It has been used for the implementation of large monitoring environments for both data centers and monitoring equipment distributed nationwide.

PROS

The ease of generating and customizing virtual machines, as well as being able to know how they are working at all times.

CONS

Virtual machines from old environments are very complex to migrate, since changes have to be made to the network components, disk, etc. Causing on several occasions that the virtual machine from 0 had to be generated again, in addition to getting new drivers.

Reason for choosing vSphere

Due to its support capacity for large environments, in addition to its implementation and deployment facilities.