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vSphere

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vSphere Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

vSphere product overview

Price starts from

576.96

/user

Per year

What is 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base

vSphere pricing information

Value for money

4.3

/5

374

Starting from

576.96

/user

Per year

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

vSphere features

Functionality

4.6

/5

374

Total features

13

5 categories

Most valued features by users

Namespace Management
Configuration Management
Server Monitoring
Bandwidth Monitoring
Version Control
Virtual Machine Monitoring
Data Discovery
Data Cleansing

vSphere users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

374

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.96/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

254

112

7

1

0

Pros
I love being able to view and manage all of our virtual machines in one place. So many management options it will make you feel like a super hero.
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.
It is really good to use it without a specific course, the interface is very user friendly, feels like you are changing or using your own machine and not a group of servers/VMs.
Cons
Its a hell of certification processes and you need to absolutely stay tuned or otherwise it will become unusable fast due to ongoing optimizations in the software.
Have seem some weird issues with another virtualization technologies but vsphere always had a lot of redundancy to prevent the production going down once you have configured it correctly.
The VSphere website, however, seems to have compatibility issues and the constant time-outs can be infuriating.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating

A great tool to manage VMs

Reviewed a year ago

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Kevin H.: Hi, I'm Kevin. I'm a systems administrator. I give VMware's vSphere a five out of five. For...

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Tim B.

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Hospital & Health Care, 10,001+ employees

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Overall Rating

Data center virtualization from the industry leader

Reviewed a year ago

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Tim: Hello, my name is Tim. I am a systems engineer, reviewing VMware vSphere. I would give it five stars...

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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My experience virtualizing productivity environment for the growth of services

Reviewed 4 years ago

The opportunity to share my experience with the use of VMwaresVphere is generous because I can help other users with my recommendation or other potential clients who wish to implement a virtualized environment

Pros

I have worked for a few years in virtualization, using virtual environments completely or mixed environments, virtual - physical, and MWware vSphere has shown me to be a hypervisor, taking full advantage of the processing capacity of each host, so taking advantage of the centralized administration that is achieved through VMware Vcenter, the large number of configurations of networks and virtual networks...

Cons

The daily work of the vSphere tool has helped me to know it and not only know its advantages and benefits but also its few weak points, however its greatest weakness may be its high cost, which for implementations in small business environments can be very difficult. of implementing since a technological infrastructure of process of a great capacity is required and the cost in the licensing would affect...

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Vmware Vsphere

Reviewed a year ago

It's cost-effective - pay as use concept if no need stop your services and get free from billings Space Effective - physical to virtual conversation helps you to save your infra space which is not possible in case of physical deployment Why Vsphere - it a product of a leading virtualization vendor.

Pros

Vsphere - Vcenter is the platform where you can create configure and customize the virtual machines as per the customer requirement Vsphere allows you to synchronize with multiple host/nodes, which helps you run the features of high availability smart server deployment. Vsphere has various products which help every smaller multinational organization to manage their cloud infrastructures. Vpshere...

Cons

Vsphere should be licensed purchased it's not allowed you to run the infra after 30 days of trial. There are various packages available for their products, so small-level organizations are supposed to run all features they have to pay the cost of the required product. Should require stronger connectivity to access your Vsphere smoothly.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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VSphere

Reviewed 21 days ago

You have installed your ESXI hosts, you have installed your vCenter on a Windows machine in your environment. It's time for you to connect to these environments! First of all, you have connected and configured monitors to your ESXI hosts, but if you have noticed, what you can do is limited on these screens. You definitely need vSphere Client software.

Pros

Increases application uptime and simplifies daily operations Enhances and complements your existing storage environment

Cons

better improvements can be made. System that may explode when you do not set enough swap space during installation

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Bring back the thick client for Windows

Reviewed 3 years ago

They tried to make it more convenient by forcing everyone to the web version, but they did it too soon. Too slow, buggy, and reliant on old technology. They should have waited until the HTML5 version was fully ready and rolled it out then.

Pros

With esx 6+ you are forced to the web version of vsphere. This does have its conveniences (when it works), and for the most part contains everything in the older thick software client. Managing and access VM's is similar. Installing updates is arguably easier, and vcenter management seems to be more feature filled.

Cons

Where do I start .... first of all, you need to have flash installed and allowed to get the full feature set on the browser. The HTML5 version is great when it works, but very buggy. Also, it is not nearly as responsive as the old software client. For the remote console, you need to install a plugin and software to get that working properly.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Vsphere - Best virtualization software

Reviewed 3 months ago

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.

vSphere FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does vSphere offer?

vSphere has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $576.96/year
Pricing model: Subscription


Q. Who are the typical users of vSphere?

vSphere has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations


Q. What languages does vSphere support?

vSphere supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does vSphere offer an API?

No, vSphere does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does vSphere offer?

vSphere offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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