Cisco Data Center Network Manager vs vRealize Network Insight comparison

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We performed a comparison between Cisco Data Center Network Manager and vRealize Network Insight based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"Fabric suite automation is a great feature.""Data Center Network Manager is absolutely stable.""You can integrate all the networks into the software."

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"It's a very powerful, very manageable product."

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Cons
"The visibility of applications is not great.""Could integrate better with VMware products.""Data Center Network Manager is a little complex because it includes a lot of hardware to be installed."

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"Support could be much better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "On average, Data Center Network Manager's pricing isn't too costly unless you choose a premier license."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Our primary use case of the solution is for automation. We're an airline so a lot of people buy from us. We are vendors and I'm an IT manager.
    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer:The solution is very much viewer centric and it would be nice if it would transcend just the virtual infrastructure. Beyond that, I can't speak to any features that may be lacking. I don't work on the… more »
    Top Answer:From the time that it was available, we've been using it for various reasons and it's been proven quite successful in our virtual portfolio products, especially in the VMware environment. While we… more »
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    48th
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    Average Words per Review
    253
    Rating
    8.0
    34th
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    5,062
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    3,656
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    1
    Average Words per Review
    439
    Rating
    8.0
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    Also Known As
    Data Center Network Manager
    Arkin
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    Overview
    Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is designed to help you efficiently implement, visualize, and manage Cisco Unified Fabric. It includes a comprehensive feature set, along with a customizable dashboard that provides enhanced visibility and automated fabric provisioning of dynamic data centers.
    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
    Banco de Guayaquil, Cox Communications, Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Roper St. Francis, University of British Columbia
    NTTi3, VCIX-NV, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit, Illumio, CompuNet
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider38%
    Pharma/Biotech Company13%
    Insurance Company13%
    Transportation Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Healthcare Company17%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Insurance Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Cisco Data Center Network Manager is ranked 48th in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews while vRealize Network Insight is ranked 34th in Network Monitoring Software with 1 review. Cisco Data Center Network Manager is rated 8.0, while vRealize Network Insight is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Data Center Network Manager writes "Good network integration, but the visibility of applications could be better". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vRealize Network Insight writes "Manageable, user-friendly, and easy to set up". Cisco Data Center Network Manager is most compared with Zabbix, ThousandEyes, PRTG Network Monitor, SCOM and Marvis Virtual Network Assistant, whereas vRealize Network Insight is most compared with VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, Cisco Secure Workload, SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix and ThousandEyes.

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