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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco DNA Center vs. Huawei eSight and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The monitoring features are very useful for network engineers.""I think that their LAN automation is a very good feature.""The solution has the capability to scale."

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"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.""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."

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Cons
"The solution can be quite pricey.""DNA Center has been on the market for a few years and they need to update it.""The task failure reporting or provisioning failure reporting could be a little bit better in the UI, with more information given to the user."

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"Something that could be improved is the lack of integration with Cisco switches. In the next release, I would like to see better reporting.""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.""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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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I do know that Cisco does offer some really good promotions for DNA Center to bring the costs down."
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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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    The solution has the capability to scale.
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    The pricing is quite expensive. It'd rate it at a two out of ten in terms of affordability. We have customers who would like to deploy DN architecture, however, DN architecture requires a DNF… more »
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    The architecture should not be limited only to the USXC as a platform. Let's say if I'm referring to the Catalyst 1000 Series or an MB Series of an SG or FX. Due to the fact that there are mid-market… more »
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    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… more »
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    In my experience with eSight, I can tell you that you will experience a number of alerts that can be stressful to the administrator monitoring plenty of devices. They can simplify that part. It will… more »
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    We deployed Huawei eSight as a monitoring tool for monitoring switches and access points.
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    Overview

    DNA Center is the network management and command center for Cisco DNA, your intent-based network for the enterprise.

    Provision and configure all your network devices in minutes. Use advanced analytics to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your network. Integrate with third-party systems for improved operational processes.

    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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    Cisco DNA Center is ranked 3rd in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews while Huawei eSight is ranked 6th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews. Cisco DNA Center is rated 7.6, while Huawei eSight is rated 6.4. The top reviewer of Cisco DNA Center writes "Robust, zero-day configuration with wireless assurance and telemetry, with outstanding support". 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". Cisco DNA Center is most compared with Cisco Prime, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Junos Space Network Director and Fortinet FortiManager, whereas Huawei eSight is most compared with Cisco Prime, Aruba Airwave, Cisco Prime LAN Management, PRTG Network Monitor and Zabbix. See our Cisco DNA Center vs. Huawei eSight report.

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