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"This solution is definitely stable."

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"eSight allows me to monitor and solve any problem in the backbone and any switch in real-time.""I like the real-time location monitor or RTLS feature. It is similar to the monitoring feature in Cisco Prime.""I like that it supports all our Huawei devices. Unlike other network monitoring tools that monitor Huawei devices, it provides more details when it comes to monitoring or management. We can get complete details about the devices, and management is also simple."

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"The integration with other platforms like Cisco needs to be improved."

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"eSight has many features and options, but sometimes, we feel that it should be more advanced, like Cisco. It would be good if they can enable some automation part in eSight. Most of our customers want automation in their network. They don't want a dependency on everything. That's why the automation part must be improved in Huawei. It will be beneficial for customers. Cisco has different products, and there are multiple products for monitoring, automation, etc. In the software-defined network, Cisco has ACI, and VMware has NSX. Such options must be there in Huawei to move to a software-defined network. Unlike Cisco, in the case of eSight, there is only one product. I am not aware of any other product. It would be good to enhance it with at least some automation options so that we can use it effectively in the campus network or big data center environment. When I implemented this Huawei solution, I faced some limitations in particular areas like wireless scanning. This is another part that they can improve. Wireless reporting option is not as effective as other monitoring solutions. For a particular use case, if a customer is asking for some reports, sometimes they are not 100% satisfactory. The reporting structure must be improved.""Something that could be improved is the lack of integration with Cisco switches. In the next release, I would like to see better reporting.""It will be better if they can make the simple network topology part more presentable. It would also be better if they had API integration and integration with third-party devices."

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  • "This product is not expensive."
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  • "Its pricing is better than any other Huawei product. Some products are cheaper in Huawei, and some products are cheaper in Cisco. Cisco has more benefits and options than Huawei if you consider different network environments."
  • "Pricing depends on the competition. If your competitor is like Cisco, then Huawei is much more competitive when it comes to pricing."
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    Offering granular visibility into wired and wireless networks, AirWave is the only management platform designed with mobile devices and apps in mind. By proactively monitoring the health and performance of all things connected, AirWave lets IT gain the insights they need to support the digital workplace.

    Huawei's eSight is a unified software suite for planning, operating, and maintaining complex enterprise ICT infrastructure from global, converged networks and data centers to multimedia and video communications that includes the facilities necessary for delivering performance and IT services. eSight provides a platform that supports infrastructure and devices from third-party providers, to develop custom management applications and improves O&M efficiency.

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    Sample Customers
    Henkel, University of Findlay, University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Iowa
    Marina Bay, CITIC Pacific Mining
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Educational Organization8%
    Comms Service Provider39%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Educational Organization4%
    Company Size
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Aruba Airwave is ranked 2nd in LAN Management with 1 review while Huawei eSight is ranked 1st in LAN Management with 3 reviews. Aruba Airwave is rated 0.0, while Huawei eSight is rated 6.4. The top reviewer of Aruba Airwave writes "Feature-rich, reasonably-priced, and stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei eSight writes "Useful RTLS feature and good support but needs automation options and better wireless reporting". Aruba Airwave is most compared with Cisco Prime LAN Management, whereas Huawei eSight is most compared with Cisco Prime, Cisco DNA Center, Cisco Prime LAN Management, PRTG Network Monitor and Zabbix.

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