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"Centreon helps me detect where the problem is quickly. When we resolve a problem quickly, this lowers our overall costs.""The dashboards are valuable because they ease troubleshooting and viewing. It becomes easier to locate the source of a problem... The dashboards make it easier to communicate with our clients. They don't want to see the alert console, they want to see a beautiful dashboard representing their network and their business and to watch it in case something is wrong in their environment.""The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were looking for a solution, because of the flexibility of the reporting. That's what we found to be most attractive in the solution. You can display the data as you want.""You can concentrate and orchestrate several other solutions from other vendors. You can consolidate those solutions all in one place, then maintain and monitor from that single point. This creates ease of use. It is a very powerful solution from this point of view.""The single-pane view provides us a view of all of our network infrastructure, and it is one of the most important tools that we use to see the status of our customers' networks.""We have the business activity monitoring, the map, and the MBI modules and they are all very good."

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"The most valuable features are flexibility and management.""The reporting functionality will give you any report you want.""Cisco UCS Manager is overall a good package because it gives a GUI interface and a CLI.""Ease of management is certainly the most valuable feature in this product.""I can quickly manage the provisioned servers.""The flexibility and the ease in which the features can be expanded are the solution's most valuable aspects.""Technical support has been good so far. We haven't had any issues with them. We're satisfied with the level of service they provide our company."

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"It is a very stable solution. There are no bugs, glitches and we have not experienced any crashing.""The feature I like is that it can easily do a lot of mapping.""It is a central solution in terms of how to actually use it. It has a very easy dashboard. Everything is concise. We are able to create custom sensors. For different parts of the business, we have many products across many environments, and it works for everything.""It is very flexible, and we can monitor many aspects of IT as well as ERP and CRM services. It has a very powerful interface and APIs for customization.""The installation is not that complex.""The solution is very easy to use and the web provides information with ease.""It is able to satisfy all our requirements in terms of email notifications and specific errors on the devices.""Network Discovery is a feature that our customers like a lot."

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"During the initial setup we faced some issues. Part of it was because we had to become more knowledgeable in the solution. There are some gray areas and if you don't know the product well you may have issues. Another part of it was some bugs that we came across, although that's part of every software solution in IT nowadays. But the initial setup could be easier.""Improvements are needed in the area of cloud monitoring, as that's a newer feature.""I would like to see more plugins. That is something it needs. There is also room for improvement through dynamic thresholds, or self-discover thresholds. I would also like to see a discovery feature that could map the whole network environment and automatically suggest things.""Centreon is actually missing an easy way to create a trendline for the metrics. Actually it is possible to create it, but you need a good knowledge of math, Centreon, and RRD.""Opening a ticket on the website of Centreon can be difficult for my colleague, but not for me because my English is good. However, my colleague doesn't speak English well, as our company is in Quebec and our first language is French.""Currently, we have to go through all of the different templates and take a look at how the template is configured, and how specific parameters may change across different templates with different precedents, megatons, etc. It's a lot of work and involves trial and error. I wish they could simplify the process."

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"Upgrading the firmware is a difficult procedure.""Cisco UCS Manager is not a scalable solution because once you have 160 blades, it cannot be expanded more.""I would like to see Cisco UCS optionally work as a hyper-converged system because right now, it only operates as a converged system.""Its user interface can be improved. It can be more user-friendly.""We have three data centers and if we could manage all three data centers using one interface, it would be great.""The interface and the way it is constructed is very complex. They should work to simplify it. It's quite difficult for somebody who doesn't know the product very well. Users should be able to get proficient with it faster. There's definitely room for improvement there.""The automation within the solution needs to be simplified."

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"I would like to have a VM version that can be installed on a cloud such as Azure. We're using Azure, and we're eliminating on-premise servers. It would be helpful to have a PRTG version that can be installed on the Azure cloud.""We need something that is more predictive. We would prefer if it wasn't a solution that was corrective and instead offered predictive insights so that we can handle problems before they even occur.""It would be nice if it gave us alerts via Gmail or SMS message.""I would like to see network mapping.""The database needs improvement.""Maybe in the future there will be room for improvement, but currently, there is nothing pressing that I can think of""The solution could be better and faster when it comes to performance.""Integration into service management ticketing systems could be better. They should simplify the integration into big service management platforms like ServiceNow, Remedy, and Cherwell. They're really into monitoring, but they don't do any self-resolution. It would be better if the company moved more into the AIOps space so that you could actually kick off some remedies. I know that you can execute some commands from the tool, but you need to develop those all yourself. It would be really handy if they had some auto-remedy scripts that they could develop on top."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Centreon is better than Nagios XI in regards to cost and support response times, when you have a problem. If you have a problem, it costs money to contact the Nagios XI support.""If you need basic monitoring without dashboards, just monitoring, the plugins are very useful and really cheap. If you want a more complete solution with dashboards and reporting, the EMS solution is great and it is not that much more expensive. It's a good value. Really good.""The pricing works out well for us, given our environment and where we are.""Centreon is always available to develop new plugins when needed. The most important thing is that their maintenance account yearly subscription fee includes the fact that they will maintain the new plugins that you requested them to deliver.""Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other tools where you have to purchase add-ons."

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"PRTG is now available as PRTG Enterprise Monitor, and the price varies depending on the total number of sensors the customer buys""The pricing for PRTG in our case is reasonable because we have a lot of applications to monitor within PRTG. It is not that expensive.""The pricing is okay and it is cheaper than some competing products.""Our licensing costs are 10,000 euros over three years.""We have an unlimited license for this solution.""I'm paying something like €1000 per year for the maintenance. I've got unlimited sensors.""The price is pretty comparable.""The price is actually on the cheaper side. If you're going with the unlimited license code, it's very cheap compared to competitors unless you're going for something free, like Zabbix. But you get what you pay for, and it doesn't have the full suite of products or tools like SolarWinds or a ScienceLogic."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were… more »
Top Answer: Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other… more »
Top Answer: There is room for improvement in the basic reporting. They provide reporting in PDF files but you cannot modify these… more »
Top Answer: I can quickly manage the provisioned servers.
Top Answer: Its user interface can be improved. It can be more user-friendly.
Top Answer: I am using Cisco UCS Manager for managing our entire ecosystem for Cisco products.
Top Answer: PRTG network monitor is one of the best tool i have ever used for the monitoring. It have auto discovery option. it… more »
Top Answer: PRTG gives us true visibility of the downtime of particular circuit functions. So if a circuit is up but not routing… more »
Top Answer: After the initial acquisition cost, the license is about four grand a year.
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Overview
The Centreon solution, based on a free to download Open Source Platform, monitors all critical IT Infrastructure and Applications with real-time dashboards, analytics and insightful alerts that prevent business-impacting downtimes. Since 2005, over 200,000 IT professionals from SMBs and Fortune 500 companies rely on Centreon to guarantee their organization operational performance.
Cisco UCS Manager helps significantly reduce management and administration expenses by automating routine tasks to increase operational agility. Customers can extend the benefits of Cisco UCS Manager globally across an enterprise to thousands of servers in multiple domains with Cisco UCS Central Software.

PRTG Network Monitor runs on a Windows machine within your network, collecting various statistics from the machines, software, and devices which you designate. PRTG comes with an easy-to-use web interface with point-and-click configuration. You can easily share data from it with non-technical colleagues and customers, including via live graphs and custom reports. This will let you plan for network expansion, see what applications are using most of your connection, and make sure that no one is hogging the entire network just to torrent videos.

To monitor a large IT environment, it's important to be able to scale PRTG up. Paessler PRTG Enterprise Monitor includes all the proven capabilities of PRTG Network Monitor, which are enhanced by exclusive ITOps Board for a service-oriented, central overview of multiple PRTG servers.

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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco UCS Manager vs. PRTG Network Monitor and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco UCS Manager is ranked 13th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 7 reviews while PRTG Network Monitor is ranked 6th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 25 reviews. Cisco UCS Manager is rated 8.2, while PRTG Network Monitor is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS Manager writes "Easy to manage and has high availability ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PRTG Network Monitor writes "If there is an incident, it not only tells you that there is an incident, it will also tell you the root cause". Cisco UCS Manager is most compared with Cisco Intersight, Nutanix Prism, HPE OneView, Zabbix and VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, whereas PRTG Network Monitor is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, SolarWinds NPM, Wireshark and WhatsUp Gold. See our Cisco UCS Manager vs. PRTG Network Monitor report.

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