Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista vs Cisco Prime comparison

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We performed a comparison between Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista and Cisco Prime based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Management Applications solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista vs. Cisco Prime Report (Updated: March 2023).
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"Being able to see the health of the network is most valuable. It is very strong in terms of stability and scalability. Their technical support is also good.""The most valuable feature of Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista is the monitoring of wired and wireless equipment.""The reports are good.""Network management solution that's very stable and scalable. It has a straightforward installation, fast technical support, and multiple features such as reporting, network health analysis, etc."

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"If an AP or any wireless device goes into critical mode, Cisco Prime sends an alert. That is the most helpful feature.""The solution provides data that allows us to time travel through logs and perform remote operations or troubleshooting.""It helps us manage and monitor analytics and fix issues.""Cisco Prime has been around for a long time, and it keeps getting better and better.""The hardware Cisco provides is excellent. It's a well-made product.""The dashboard is a valuable feature. It's very clear, and the metrics make it easy to see the current network situation.""Cisco Prime can help customers fix their Wi-Fi issues with scientific and digital data.""What I found most beneficial from Cisco Prime is that it gives you an insight into what your network does, even when you're not actively monitoring what's going on with your network."

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"It needs to be infused with more artificial intelligence and machine learning.""Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista could improve by adding more cybersecurity features.""The location of the WiFi connection should be available to all users.""Adding a reliable and proper heatmap for the access points would make this solution better."

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"The solution has issues with real time monitoring of devices and NetFlow such as inadequate visualization for reports, sources, and destinations.""It should be able to monitor Palo Alto, Juniper, and Check Point products - not just Cisco solutions.""I would love for Cisco Prime to show bandwidth usage and consumption, but I can't monitor bandwidth usage at a given time.""The solution needs to include centralized management that aligns with the Greenfield network and its focus on real-time, scenario-based applications.""Cisco can only be used for Cisco environments and is not compatible with other vendors.""Maybe it could be a little cheaper.""The user interface of Cisco Prime could be more user-friendly and increase its performance.""This solution could be improved if it could monitor configuration changes."

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  • "The price of Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista is cheaper compared to other tools on the market. The license for this software is a one-time license only, so there is no renewal needed. It's a perpetual license."
  • "This is an open-source solution, we do not pay any money to use it."
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  • "The price of Cisco Prime was reasonable because we purchased it as part of a Cisco One package. The package was a bundle of Cisco solutions together, such as Cisco ISE and CMX. The price is reasonable com compared to other solutions."
  • "You need to get special quotes from the company for each order."
  • "The solution is not inexpensive but is worth it for large-scale environments."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Being able to see the health of the network is most valuable. It is very strong in terms of stability and scalability. Their technical support is also good.
    Top Answer:It needs to be infused with more artificial intelligence and machine learning.
    Top Answer:It is our single pane of glass for the management and incident reporting of both wired and wireless infrastructure.
    Top Answer:Cisco Prime has been around for a long time, and it keeps getting better and better.
    Top Answer:The stability has room for improvement. I had an issue with the version I was using and it was suggested I upgrade the software to fix the issue. Once I upgraded, the issue I was having was resolved… more »
    Top Answer:Cisco Prime helps us manage and monitor our network treatment, such as switches, routers, and firewalls. We can see when a module fails, and even push configuration. This is especially helpful when… more »
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    Also Known As
    Alcatel Lucent OmniVista, Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista 8770, OmniVista 8770, OmniVista 2500, OmniVista Cirrus, Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista 2500, Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista Cirrus, OmniVista 2500 NMS, OmniVista 2500 VMM, OmniVista 3600, OmniVista 3600 Air Manager
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    Get cohesive management and network-wide visibility with a full set of tools for converged campus networks and data centers.
    With this comprehensive and powerful network management tool, you’ll benefit from a full set of components for infrastructure and device configuration, monitoring, backup, scheduling, security, alerts, quarantine, troubleshooting, downtime resolution, and overall management.

    Along with making day-to-day network operations more efficient, the Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista 2500 Network Management System (NMS) provides all the network management tools and reports you need to track and achieve your business goals.

    Cisco Prime products deliver next-generation management by supporting an intuitive workflow-oriented user experience and integrated lifecycle operations across Cisco architectures, technologies, and networks.

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    Sample Customers
    Blickle and Scherer, Loughborough University, CSF Inox, Caritas Speyer
    Mohawk Industries, Universidad EAFIT, Halton Healthcare
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Educational Organization10%
    Mining And Metals Company17%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista vs. Cisco Prime
    March 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista vs. Cisco Prime and other solutions. Updated: March 2023.
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    Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista is ranked 7th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while Cisco Prime is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 17 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista is rated 9.4, while Cisco Prime is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista writes "Provides scalable and stable network management; with network health analysis and reporting features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Prime writes "Good documentation and easy migration from on-prem to cloud but needs better heat mapping". Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Cisco DNA Center, Aruba Airwave, Alcatel-Lucent ClearPass and DX Spectrum, whereas Cisco Prime is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Huawei eSight and HPE Intelligent Management Center. See our Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista vs. Cisco Prime report.

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