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"We have the business activity monitoring, the map, and the MBI modules and they are all very good.""Centreon helps me detect where the problem is quickly. When we resolve a problem quickly, this lowers our overall costs.""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 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.""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 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."

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"The most valuable features are flexibility and management.""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.""Ease of management is certainly the most valuable feature in this product.""Cisco UCS Manager is overall a good package because it gives a GUI interface and a CLI.""The reporting functionality will give you any report you want.""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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"We haven't had any complaints about the stability of the solution or heard of any issues. None of our clients have mentioned running into bugs or glitches. There haven't been crashes."

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"Improvements are needed in the area of cloud monitoring, as that's a newer feature.""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.""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.""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.""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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"We have three data centers and if we could manage all three data centers using one interface, it would be great.""The automation within the solution needs to be simplified.""I would like to see Cisco UCS optionally work as a hyper-converged system because right now, it only operates as a converged system.""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.""Cisco UCS Manager is not a scalable solution because once you have 160 blades, it cannot be expanded more.""Its user interface can be improved. It can be more user-friendly.""Upgrading the firmware is a difficult procedure."

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"The solution is very much viewer centric and it would be nice if it would transcend just the virtual infrastructure."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""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.""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.""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."

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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.
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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.
VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps customers build an optimized, highly-available and secure network infrastructure across multi-cloud environments. It accelerates micro-segmentation planning and deployment, enables visibility across virtual and physical networks and provides operational views to manage and scale VMware NSX deployments.
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Sample Customers
Airbus, Bollore, BT, Canal Plus, Kuehne Nagel, Limagrain, LVMH, Oberthur Technologies, Orange, Darty, Addax Petroleum, Plastic Omnium, Auchan, Valeo, Saint Gobin, Clarins, Hugo Boss, JC Decaux, French Government (Defense, Justice, Environment, Agriculture), OptiComm, Thales, Zeiss.
Management Science Associates, Peak 10, Virtual Consulting Professionals
NTTi3, VCIX-NV, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit, Illumio, CompuNet
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Wholesaler/Distributor5%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider33%
Consumer Goods Company11%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company25%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company17%
Manufacturing Company17%
Insurance Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise64%
REVIEWERS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise71%
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Cisco UCS Manager is ranked 13th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 7 reviews while vRealize Network Insight is ranked 25th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 1 review. Cisco UCS Manager is rated 8.2, while vRealize Network Insight is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS Manager writes "Easy to manage and has high availability ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vRealize Network Insight writes "Excellent network insights, good analysis, and a straightforward setup". Cisco UCS Manager is most compared with Cisco Intersight, Nutanix Prism, HPE OneView, Zabbix and StackPath Monitoring, whereas vRealize Network Insight is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Cisco Secure Workload, VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, Zabbix and Cisco Stealthwatch.

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